‘The Secret Silk’ will be Princess Cruises’ third production show in collaboration with Oscar-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz.
Adapted from the ancient fable ‘The Grateful Crane’, The Secret Silk will also feature music, dance and visuals to tell the story of a young woman who possesses the gift of creating brilliant silk fabrics, featuring life-size puppetry by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Stephen Schwartz is a multi-Oscar, Tony and Grammy award winner and the composer of shows including ‘Wicked’, ‘Pippin’ and ‘Godspell’. The Secret Silk is directed by Tony Award-nominated John Tartaglia, who has performed a number of roles on Broadway including in ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Shrek The Musical’.
Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises’ vice president entertainment experience, said: “Presenting this timeless, ancient fable as the third production in our partnership, through the accomplishments of John’s creativity and Stephen’s guidance and vision, will no doubt deliver an outstanding entertainment experience for our guests.”
Stephen Schwartz said: “I am thrilled to have John Tartaglia join me on this production journey with Princess. His puppetry mastery is sure to dazzle guests on the high seas.”
A fourth production show from Schwartz will also be announced next year.