“Shimmy!” on the Stages of Princess Cruises

Project Snapshot

Shimmy! Princess Cruises

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Step back with us into the summer of 1962 when the cars were cool and the music was hot! Shimmy! is a look back to the sights, sounds and attitudes of a more innocent time and place. Shimmy! brings this experience and music to life on the stages of Princess Cruises.

Shimmy! was conceived and directed by Emmett Murphy. The show opened on Princess Cruises Sun Princess in 2007 and has enjoyed a long successful run.


  • Giant, inflatable, vinyl, brightly colored letters alphabet for the cast to play, dance and build scenic tableaux with.
  • Custom Video Creation of vintage television ads to introduce “Hullabaloo” style production segment. Segments were produced on location in Brisbane, Australia and produced and edited onboard the Sun Princess.
  • Character and costume direction for each cast member to create a loose narrative of personalities, including Baby Doll, Rebel Rosie and Jock-o.

Production Credits

  • Produced by PGT Entertainment for Princess Cruises
  • Conceived and Directed by Emmett Murphy
  • Choreographed by Jack Failla
  • Lighting Design by Leigh Allen G-Man Designs
  • Musical Arrangements by Nick Thorpe
  • Costume Designs by Rex Berger

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