80s Pop to the Max

Original musical production revue 80s Pop to the Max for Carnival Cruise Lines’ new Playlist Productions brand was written and directed by Emmett Murphy. showHive provided additional creative services including choreography, lighting design and programming, production staff, logo design, music consultation and multimedia direction and development. 

80s Pop to the Max is a totally awesome concert of the hottest music video hits, dance, fashion & fun of the 1980s. From the pop-rock of Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper to the smooth soul of Whitney and Michael, it’s a real blast from the past!

80s Pop to the Max is part of Carnival’s award winning and innovative “Playlist Productions” revues, which take seagoing entertainment to another level by combining captivating live performances with high-tech LED stage and screen effects. 80s Pop to the Max debuted on the Carnival Freedom and has been rolled out to multiple Carnival cruise ship stages.

80s Pop to the Max

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  • Interactive multimedia video elements directed  by Emmett Murphy and produced by Robb Wagner of Stimulated Inc.
  • Towering LED screens showcase custom multimedia, video and special effects
  • Programable treadmills enhance cast movement and interaction with multimedia
  • “One Hit Wonder Megamix” and pre-show soundtracks created by DJ Joseph Gettright
  • Pyrotechnics: air bursts and waterfall effects

Production Credits

  • Director of Creative Development for Carnival Cruise Lines, Kerry Stables
  • Written and Directed by Emmett Murphy, showHive, Inc.
  • Lighting Design by Garrett Caine, showHive, Inc.
  • Choreographed by Jennifer Savelli, showHive, Inc.
  • Additional Choreography by Jessica Hartman, showHive, Inc.
  • Multimedia Production by Robb Wagner of Stimulated Inc.
  • Musical Arrangements by Nick Thorpe of Westwind Music Group
  • Costume Designs by Lucio Boliver of Dynamix, inc.
  • Scenic Design and Treadmills by Jack Doyle and Michael Barone of Scenery First, Inc.
  • DJ Music Consultation by Joseph Gettright, showHive, Inc.

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