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Originally posted by dans0202
Can anybody confrim if the dueling pianos will be on the Bliss. Thanks

At this point it seems doubtful. Headliners has been replaced with Social Comedy and Night Club, emphasis on Night Club...





And while Howl appears on my summer Breakaway cruise under entertainment, all that appear for my Bliss sailing, so far, are...







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Originally posted by LrgPizza
That isn’t an outside smoking area on Escape. There’s no smoking anywhere on the Waterfront on that ship.
My apologies on the misinformation! Escape was 2 years ago, BA only 8 months, must have melded the two together.

Personally I'd avoid those balconies in general anyways, as I prefer my balcony to be a quiet getaway from the other people onboard. On BA, that was a rowdy bar!

Can't wait to see all the details in Bliss.

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It appears we have our 2nd Bliss Theater main production show: Havana!

I believe Warren Carlyle also developed After Midnight for the Escape.

Who’s auditioning?



ABOUT THE SHOW:
This is a production exclusively developed by Warren Carlyle for the Norwegian Cruise Line to be performed at sea. This will be the maiden voyage for this exciting new show! Cast members will work closely with Warren Carlyle in mounting this new production - There were 2 workshops done prior and we are now looking for the original cast for ¡HAVANA! Warren Carlyle (Broadway credits include: On the Twentieth Century, Hello Dolly, Smokey Joe's Cafe, She Loves Me, Christmas Story, Hugh Jackman, After Midnight, Follies, Finian's Rainbow, A Tale of Two Cities, Okalhoma, The Producers...)

We are seeking exceptional Singers/Musical Theater actors. Familiarity with Latin American music a plus. Please prepare a 'Latin Style' song of your choice. Please have sheet music in the correct key. Select vocalists will be asked to learn sides from the show and possibly stay and dance. Please bring form fitting dance wear for the dance segment of the audition.

ENRIQUE: 40s – 50s, male. The founder and owner of the nightclub. Affable. An expert MC and an expert host. Great at repartee. Think Don Francisco without the sleaziness. Strong acting and vocal skills required. RANGE: TENOR 2

XIOMARA: 20s, female. The ingénue. Innocent and earnest. Learning how to navigate the world. We see her grow from wide-eyed and slightly spoiled to a young woman beginning to grow into her generosity and her poise. Strong belt voice required. RANGE: POP MEZZO SOPRANO

DOUG: 40s, male. A beer drinker. RANGE: CORONA to IPA.

DONA TITA: 40s – 50s, female. The grand diva. Queen of the nightclub. Sings with a voice of authority and experience. Think Olga Guillot in her prime. Strong and imperial. RANGE: ALTO

BEBO: 20s, male. A stagehand. From the provinces. Impossibly sincere and hopelessly clumsy. Tangles himself in his own words. Think a young Cantinflas or Charlie Chaplin. Handsome. The right performer is a strong, comedic actor with some clown training. Should be funny and heartbreaking when he is just walking across the stage. Comedic singer RANGE: BARITONE

MIGUELON: 20s – 30s. A crooner. Son of a bootlegger. The most seductive man in Havana. So handsome you dream he isn't a cad but when you get to know him later it turns out he is a cad. Of course he is. With looks like that he was condemned to be. Strong singer. RANGE: TENOR

FABIOLA: The character is not yet 20. Female. A chorus girl who is clearly on her way to a bigger career. Fierce dancer with a strong, amazing voice. Oozes sensuality. Think of a young La Lupe. A tornado on stage. RANGE: MEZZO SOPRANO

SQUIZZY SIEGEL: 30s to 50s, male. A gringo mobster from Chicago. Good character actor required.
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Originally posted by TheDougOut
You’re looking at it...



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That’s what I thought, thanks. I don’t know how I feel about it... I like that the ropes course is a bit of a people eater, and it’s my son’s favorite spot on the ship. The cars look great although I’m unsure of wait times. Has there been reports of long lines on the Joy?


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Originally posted by TheDougOut
Who’s auditioning?

DOUG: 40s, male. A beer drinker. RANGE: CORONA to IPA.
It looks like we'll be seeing you on stage Doug. What an honor it must be to have a cast member named and based off of you!

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Originally posted by TheDougOut

DOUG: 40s, male. A beer drinker. RANGE: CORONA to IPA.

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Too funny. When I first read it, I was going to google what a Corona Singing style was. Duh!

Its sounds interesting and looking forward to seeing it when we sail on June 30.
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Originally posted by TheDougOut

DOUG: 40s, male. A beer drinker. RANGE: CORONA to IPA.

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Originally posted by LrgPizza
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Originally posted by disneygirl10
I don’t know how I feel about it... I like that the ropes course is a bit of a people eater, and it’s my son’s favorite spot on the ship. The cars look great although I’m unsure of wait times. Has there been reports of long lines on the Joy?

The video below, taken four months after the Joy’s launch, has me slightly concerned about the go-karts on the Bliss. After four months, you’d hope this scene represents a view of everything ironed out and operating “as intended”.

We know the karts are capable of going fast, but the max speed is centrally controlled much like any other modern track. Check out the permitted max speed in this video, at the 13:55 mark...









This obviously wouldn’t be well received, and I sure hope NCL has figured out how to make this highly-touted feature (and a replacement of other features that people love) something other than a snooze fest.

Our only indication of changes from the Joy to the Bliss is the added curviness of the track. That’s not a good sign to me - maybe they view more curves as increased interest at slow speeds.
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If they're going to be anywhere near THAT slow, then I wouldn't bother. That is in kiddie ride territory...

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Originally posted by Tom-n-Cheryl
If they're going to be anywhere near THAT slow, then I wouldn't bother. That is in kiddie ride territory...

I assume the helmets are to prevent a sore neck if riders dose off.
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Those go karts look ridiculous. Who would find that fun? Maybe a 4 year old. That's just stupid.
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Originally posted by Tom-n-Cheryl
If they're going to be anywhere near THAT slow, then I wouldn't bother. That is in kiddie ride territory...
I've seen other videos where the karts were faster. Still not "fast" but faster than in that video.
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I noticed in the video the narrator said “if there is someone who doesn’t know how to drive” which seems crazy to most Americans because even children know how to drive a go cart...

But does anyone think that could have been literal? In h vault populated Chinese cities how many have never driven and would be extra cautious in a go cart?

I agree they look horribly slow, but there was also a clip where the person truly looked like they didn’t know how to steer around a tight corner and everyone else was stuck behind them.

Maybe it won’t be so bad??? 🤷🏼*♀️


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Originally posted by CruizinCutieJulia
I noticed in the video the narrator said “if there is someone who doesn’t know how to drive” which seems crazy to most Americans because even children know how to drive a go cart...

But does anyone think that could have been literal? In h vault populated Chinese cities how many have never driven and would be extra cautious in a go cart?

I agree they look horribly slow, but there was also a clip where the person truly looked like they didn’t know how to steer around a tight corner and everyone else was stuck behind them.

Maybe it won’t be so bad??? 🤷🏼*♀️


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Having been on Ovation of the Seas when she was moving to China and filled with Chinese, I can assure you they don’t know how to drive.
On the bumper cars, many would just go around in a tight circle or just sit there not moving. They simply had no idea.