Carnival Panorama, the next new ship from Carnival Cruise Line, will debut two new Playlist Productions shows when it sets sail on December 11 as the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years.
Called Rock Revolution and Broadway Beats, Carnival said that the new shows will mark the first time the line employs “dancing drones” that interact with the music and 12 performers, adding a new visual element to the ship’s overall show experience. The productions will combine this new technology with special effects and iconic songs from the Woodstock era and musical theater, respectively. Rock Revolution was previewed at Carnival Studios earlier this week.
Here’s some more on the two new shows:
Rock Revolution is a modernized concert-style show inspired by the legendary Woodstock music festival that pays tribute to the music from the ‘Summer of ‘69’’ and fashion styles reminiscent of icons like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. The show is helmed by artistic director Jonathan Tessero and choreographer Rudy Abreu, whose credits include So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance. It incorporates a horn trio and a three-person rock band playing illuminated LED-interactive drum sets while the “dancing drones” fly throughout the theater to deliver a unique multi-sensory experience.
Broadway Beats follows a band of entertainers as the immersive themselves in New York City’s neighborhoods, which are depicted with LED screens of signature NYC elements, such as the skyline and street art. The show is directed by Peter Flynn and choreographed by Marcos Santana, both Broadway veterans.
Additional Onboard Entertainment Options
The two new shows will join an entertainment lineup including Soulbound, a gothic-inspired show highlighting R&B classics, and Celestial Strings, a journey that transitions through the seasons with imagery set to a rock and pop soundtrack merged with classical musicians playing live electric strings.
In addition to the four shows, Carnival Panorama will host a number of entertaining activities day and night, including the South Beach-inspired Serenity Nights party at the ship’s outdoor adults-only retreat, a shipboard production of the hit Paramount TV series ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and more.
Following is inaugural three-day voyage departing December 11, Carnival Panorama will sail year-round, seven-day cruises starting December 14, departing every Saturday to destinations along the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.