Seabourn has announced a new partnership with Tim Rice, English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film and winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys.
Under the new partnership Rice will create a new production, “An Evening with Tim Rice,” exclusively for Seabourn in association with Belinda King Creative Productions. The new show will debut on the line’s newest ship, the Seabourn Encore, in January 2017, with it sails from Singapore on its inaugural voyage. The show will then expand across Seabourn’s fleet over the next year before coming to Seabourn Ovation when it launches in spring 2018.
Rice’s work includes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita (with Andrew Lloyd Webber); Chess (with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA); Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast (with Alan Menken) and The Lion King (with Elton John). In 1994, Tim was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to music, and in 2008, his star joined the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
'An Evening with Tim Rice' will be a concert-style presentation narrated throughout by Tim himself taking guests on a musical journey through some of his best-known work. The production features the four Seabourn Encore Singers and includes anecdotes and visuals from his personal archive. Audiences in the Grand Salon onboard every ship will learn how each song came to life.
Produced by Belinda King Creative Productions 'An Evening with Tim Rice' will be enhanced with photos from Tim's private collection and dialogue. His presence will be brought to life through technology on screens around the stage. During the show's run, he will make a select number of personal appearances on every Seabourn ship.