Oceania Cruises Creative Development for Six New Shows

Norwegian Creative Studios Prestige Oceania showHive, Inc., announces the premier of a new production show and creative development package for the luxury cruise line, Oceania Cruises. The entertainment package, which was created by showHive, includes a suite of six intimate, music-centric production shows,  two production “bumpers” and six cabaret shows. (PHOTO GALLERY below.)

anim-gifshowHive founder, Emmett Murphy, says, “Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of theatrical entertainment has encouraged the showHive creative team to develop unique theatrical experiences that will resonate with discerning audiences with sophisticated musical expectations.” The new shows were deployed onboard the vessels of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd., including Oceania Cruises in the Spring of 2016.

showHive provided turn-key show creation services, including show development, soundtrack arranging and recording, choreography, lighting design, multimedia and projection design, costume design and procurement, casting oversight, cast rehearsal and show installation services. 

  • Tuxedo presents a fresh take on the music of the Rat Pack, the Great American Songbook and the music of legends such as Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra and many more.
  • Cabaret Cinema is a new and artful reinvention of the most memorable music of the silver screen, including classic movie themes, pop hits and Academy Award showstoppers from all eras.
  • Acoustic Sessions presents the most recognizable pop music of the last four decades in an “unplugged” acoustic musical style. The show is presented “in-the-round” with 360 degree immersive arena style seating.
  • Get on the Floor and Dance is a tribute to the music of dance and features iconic, hit music from artists like Gloria Estefan, Michael Bublé, Christina Aguilera and Brian Setzer.
  • Gatsby’s is an opulent, 1920s era musical romp through the roaring jazz age which takes place in a fictional speakeasy on the last night of Prohibition.
  • Good Lovin’ is an infectious tribute to the irresistible beat and soulful pop and Motown classics that filled the airwaves throughout the 1960s.

The new shows focus on live musical performances incorporating singers, dancers and live musicians, including multi-instrumentalists and a string quartet. The performances are integrated with innovative multimedia and LED technology and are well-suited for this upper-premium brand.

Garrett Caine, showHive’s Chief Technical Producer, who is overseeing the media development, design and technology integrations, notes that, “showHive is making a significant commitment to using available technologies to enhance the storytelling process, not just as special effects.”

The new shows were conceived and directed by Emmett Murphy. Technical Production, Multimedia, Projection and Lighting Design by Garrett Caine. Original musical arrangements by jazz composer and recording artist, Christian Tamburr. Choreography has been created by Broadway vetted Jessica Hartman and Jennifer Savelli. Costume Design by the legendary Mistinguett, Multimedia developed by TJ Mitchell. Scenic Design by Tom Cluff. 

What are the Oceania guests saying about our new showHive shows?

showHive premiered 6 new shows on the Oceania Cruises fleet in 2016, and here is what the guests are saying on Cruise Critic:

“The production team was the best I have seen on an Oceania ship.”
– CancunCaptain, Oceania Sirena, Sail Date September 2016

“The first time we have ever enjoyed entertainment on Oceania.”
– su-arizona, Oceania Sirena, Sail Date July 2016

“On board entertainment by the production company is excellent…”
– mswoody50, Oceania Sirena, Sail Date June 2016

“The show performers were very talented and their shows were exceptional.”
– oceanpath, Oceania Regatta, Sail Date April 2016

“The entertainment greatly exceeded our expectations.…a very entertaining and talented young group of 6 singers and dancers. They played to standing-room-only crowds.”
– sunlover12, Oceania Regatta, Sail Date April 2016

“Tonight the show is Good Lovin’ (This is a must-see if you love Motown with a Twist.)”
– teemsum, Oceania Regatta, Sail Date May 2016

“Shows better than [Jean] Ann Ryan…”
– b&m@11, Oceania Sirena, Sail Date July 2016

READ ALL 20 OF THE CRUISE CRITIC COMMENTS HERE

Oceania Cruises Show Gallery (Loading….)

Acoustic Sessions
Acoustic Sessions
Acoustic Sessions
Acoustic Sessions
Acoustic Sessions
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Cabaret Cinema
Tuxedo
Tuxedo
Tuxedo
Tuxedo