NCL to add award-winning Beetlejuice musical to its programme

NCL to add award-winning Beetlejuice musical to its programme

This marks the first time the Tony Award-nominated musical will be performed at sea

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has  announced that "Beetlejuice" The Musical will be its headline production aboard its newest ship, Norwegian Viva, debuting August 2023.

 The 90-minute Broadway adaptation of Tim Burton’s iconic 1988 film narrates the story of the Deetz family as they attempt to remodel an uproariously haunted house. The musical’s paranormal antics will be heightened by NCL’s three-story multi-purpose Viva Theatre & Club and its immersive special effects and cutting-edge lighting and audio.


NCL incoming president David J. Herrera said: "NCL has a history of pioneering the cruise experience and delivering the high-calibre entertainment programming our guests expect.  We are dedicated to pushing the envelope, delivering on those expectations, and putting our guests first as we elevate our onboard offerings for the ultimate vacation at sea.  This summer, I cannot wait to bring the fun and nostalgia of ‘Beetlejuice’ to our all-new Norwegian Viva."

NCL senior vice president of Entertainment and Cruise Programming, Richard Ambrose, added: "We pride ourselves on not only delivering amazing performances for theatre fans but introducing guests to Broadway and West End-calibre shows, which are made even more special by the incredible setting of the Viva Theatre & Club that seamlessly transforms from a best-in-class theatre experience to an expansive nightclub."

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Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its unwavering commitment to bringing world-class productions to the high seas, having previously debuted shows including "Six," "Jersey Boys," "Footloose" and more across its current 18-ship fleet. 

Norwegian Viva is the second of six vessels in the Cruise Line’s Prima Class, the brand’s first new class of ships in nearly 10 years. 

Debuting in August 2023, Norwegian Viva will sail a selection of Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages through November, before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December for a season of Caribbean itineraries.

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