Hollywood hits the high seas with Crystal

From Monroe to Gleason to Burton, Crystal Cruises is planning a red carpet lineup for its Nov. 2 Film & Theater voyage, presented in partnership with the Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles. A marquis rich with Old Hollywood immersion features more than a dozen performers and industry speakers with material created just for Crystal, including a special spotlight on one of the industry’s most glamorous, and legendary, figures: Marilyn Monroe. While Crystal Symphony sails along America’s colonial coast from New York to Miami, playbill highlights include Legends Brought to Life on Stage: !!! Internationally acclaimed Marilyn Monroe tribute artist Susan Griffiths will bring her uncanny talent to sea for the first time ever with a new live cabaret show created exclusively for Crystal, Marilyn – Memories, Music and Magic. !!! Crystal fan favourite Jim Brochu returns with Character Man, his newest tribute to some of Broadway’s greatest character actors, like Jackie Gleason and Zero Mostel. !!! LA’s Troubador Theatre Company, or “Troubies,”will perform multiple commedia dell’arte productions onboard, including a satirical Shakespeare-meets-cinema-disco musical theatre performance of Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream. Iconic Insights: !!! Presentations from guests such as actress Kate Burton — daughter of Richard and the current US vice-president on hit TV show Scandal — and Center Theatre Group’s artistic director Michael Ritchie will provide insider tales from the show business front. A dedicated in-stateroom television channel will broadcast classic motion pictures, theatre documentaries and theme presenter insights throughout the voyage. Interactive trivia games will also provide opportunities for guests to show off their entertainment knowledge. Dinner with Marilyn: A multi-course dinner in the ship’s uber-intimate Vintage Room, featuring extraordinary wine pairings, will be hosted by “Marilyn Monroe”(Griffiths) and Marilyn fan club president, Greg Schreiner, sharing tales of Tinseltown and the star’s life. Red Carpet Beauty Tips: Premier red carpet make-up artist William Squire will present celebrity beauty secrets for guests’ everyday lives and onboard photo opportunities, including ways Marilyn hid flaws and enhanced her beauty to create her signature style â