showHive®, a collective of visionary artists, craftsmen and designers, focuses on developing creative concepts in production entertainment and theatrical review. Our creative team’s productions have been seen on the stages of theaters, major cruise lines and casinos around the world.
From creative services and choreography to casting and theatrical design, showHive delivers big, bold entertainment and production solutions.
While our approach to the creative process honors the rich history of theatrical arts, we are constantly exploring new ways to tap fresh entertainment ideas and trends. It is through this un-compromised dedication to detail, quality and innovation that our work is able to touch the hearts of audiences.
The showHive team has experience producing entertainment and creative services in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and on international cruise ships with a focus on logistics, casting, technical staffing, importation, language and cultural distinctions.
Our understanding of international work permit and visa requirements, customs regulations, international tax codes and permit procedures have enabled us to better serve our clients as they conduct their business on an increasingly global scale. Our team is well-traveled, multi-lingual, sensitive to cultural differences and able to operate effectively in any cultural environment.
The showHive team is lead by Emmett Murphy, who has a career in entertainment that spans the New York theater scene, production revue genres and the international cruise line industry.
Mr. Murphy created and directed productions that have appeared on the stages of Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. He directed Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and created multimedia for the show’s state-of-the-art video display. Mr. Murphy was member of the design team on Harrah’s Las Vegas original musical production of Hats!, produced by Dick Foster Productions. Mr. Murphy also worked for Cirque du Soleil® in conjunction with The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and was the producer for Illusions at Joyland Grand Theater near Shanghai, China.
As a Director, Mr. Murphy has had the honor of working with esteemed choreographers such as Emmy Award winning Joshua Bergasse (NBC’s Smash), Jennifer Savelli (Anything Goes), Tony Meredith and Melanie La Patin (So You Think You Can Dance, Four-time North American Latin Ballroom Champions), Mistinguett and Tony Award nominated Melinda Roy (Broadway’s Urban Cowboy and former NYC Ballet Principal.)
Mr. Murphy began his career in New York, NY as a professional dancer and vocalist in the musical theater and production entertainment genre. He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and American Guild of Variety Artists. In the mid 90’s Mr. Murphy became active as an independent production manager in New York based industrial theater. He managed live industrials for PBS Boston (WGHB), Los Angeles (KCET), national affiliates and corporate clients. He managed various projects, including a national tour, based on a successful PBS television series and coordinated star-studded movie premiere events in conjunction with Universal Pictures’ New York marketing department.
Mr. Murphy went on to entertainment management at Regent Seven Seas Cruises and was then hired at a leading entertainment production house servicing the cruise ship industry. His direct involvement with contract negotiations and creative development in 2006-2007 launched production entertainment contracts with major corporate clients. Mr. Murphy conceived and directed main stage shows, as well as overseeing casting and production show management for over twenty productions.
This is select video footage from shows directed and created by Producer/Director, Emmett Murphy for Princess Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Sin City Comedy currently playing at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.