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Old 08-19-2004, 07:34 AM
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"Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz' Becomes Unique Hit Aboard Caribbean Princess

Once each week, the Calypso Pool area of Caribbean Princess is filled with the joyous sound of voices singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off the See the Wizard." And not all of the singers are up on the ship's "Movies Under the Stars" screen. Passengers -- young and old alike -- have made Princess' showings of the "Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz" one of the groundbreaking movie screen's most popular features.

A unique entertainment event for the cruise industry, the "Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz" is a fully interactive film experience that lets audiences not only view a fully restored big-screen version of the classic film, but also join in as they celebrate the story of Dorothy and her fantastical journey through the land of Oz.

Cruise staff members, cleverly disguised as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and other denizens of Oz, host the event, leading the crowd through a full audience participation routine -- including singing along with Dorothy and hissing at the Wicked Witch. Song lyrics are included on the screen so everyone can join in the fun. Plus all audience members get a "Perform-A-Long Fun Pack" with props to use at the appropriate part of the film -- such as blowing bubbles to help Glinda the good witch on her way, or a noisemaker to simulate the creaking of the Tin Woodsman.

"Passengers really seem to love this sing-a-long," said Martin Hall, Princess' vice president of entertainment. "The event seems to have captured the imagination -- and voices -- of our passengers, and it's quite something to walk out to the pool area to see everyone singing along, blowing bubbles and waving their magic wands."

Hall added that Dorothy's journey to Oz has been so successful that the line is offering the sing-a-long on the indoor screens of several other vessels as well, prompted by the initial response aboard Caribbean Princess.

The "Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz" is one of many features shown daily on Caribbean Princess' giant Times Square-style LED screen. One of the new ship's most notable features, this unique, 300-square-foot screen has garnered rave reviews, screening up to seven movies or events daily, including family films and first run hits -- such as "Shrek 2," which debuts this month -- as well as concert footage and other special programming. In the evenings, lounge chairs are covered with special cushions and blankets and Princess' hallmark poolside service is available to enhance the viewing experience with free popcorn plus a variety of drink specials and movie nibbles.

"Movies Under the Stars" screens are scheduled to be added to additional Princess vessels sailing the Caribbean. First up will be Grand Princess when the ship makes her debut Galveston sailing in November.

Additional information is available through a professional travel agent,
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"Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz' Becomes Unique Hit Aboard Caribbean Princess

Once each week, the Calypso Pool area of Caribbean Princess is filled with the joyous sound of voices singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off the See the Wizard." And not all of the singers are up on the ship's "Movies Under the Stars" screen. Passengers -- young and old alike -- have made Princess' showings of the "Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz" one of the groundbreaking movie screen's most popular features.

A unique entertainment event for the cruise industry, the "Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz" is a fully interactive film experience that lets audiences not only view a fully restored big-screen version of the classic film, but also join in as they celebrate the story of Dorothy and her fantastical journey through the land of Oz.

Cruise staff members, cleverly disguised as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and other denizens of Oz, host the event, leading the crowd through a full audience participation routine -- including singing along with Dorothy and hissing at the Wicked Witch. Song lyrics are included on the screen so everyone can join in the fun. Plus all audience members get a "Perform-A-Long Fun Pack" with props to use at the appropriate part of the film -- such as blowing bubbles to help Glinda the good witch on her way, or a noisemaker to simulate the creaking of the Tin Woodsman.

"Passengers really seem to love this sing-a-long," said Martin Hall, Princess' vice president of entertainment. "The event seems to have captured the imagination -- and voices -- of our passengers, and it's quite something to walk out to the pool area to see everyone singing along, blowing bubbles and waving their magic wands."

Hall added that Dorothy's journey to Oz has been so successful that the line is offering the sing-a-long on the indoor screens of several other vessels as well, prompted by the initial response aboard Caribbean Princess.

The "Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz" is one of many features shown daily on Caribbean Princess' giant Times Square-style LED screen. One of the new ship's most notable features, this unique, 300-square-foot screen has garnered rave reviews, screening up to seven movies or events daily, including family films and first run hits -- such as "Shrek 2," which debuts this month -- as well as concert footage and other special programming. In the evenings, lounge chairs are covered with special cushions and blankets and Princess' hallmark poolside service is available to enhance the viewing experience with free popcorn plus a variety of drink specials and movie nibbles.

"Movies Under the Stars" screens are scheduled to be added to additional Princess vessels sailing the Caribbean. First up will be Grand Princess when the ship makes her debut Galveston sailing in November.

Additional information is available through a professional travel agent,
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Tom,

Thanks for a really great description of the "Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz" show on the Caribbean Princess. We're sailing on the Caribbean Princess September 4th and planned on attending 'Movies Under the Stars'to see what it was all about. But we didn't realize it was also an audience participation show. Mary & I love sing a -longs. We haven't got the kind of voices where we could ever sing solo but in among a sing-along-group, our voices meld in, and we feel like we're Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme in concert. Thanks again for a great description. You've given us a lot to look forward too.

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I know this is a crazy reason to pick a particular cruise but I booked this cruise just so I could do the wizard of oz sing along, I am so looking forward to it.
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I heard they do rocky horror picture show too--any truth?
 
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