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May 3, 2019

Cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theaters

By KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press

AP Photo/ Ellis Rua
Montana Moore dances during a rehearsal at Royal Caribbean's entertainment training facility in North Miami, Florida. Dismissed in the past as second-tier, cruise entertainment has evolved to a genre that Royal Caribbean says commands some of the best talent and technology in the industry.

MIAMI — In a non-descript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic seamstresses are hemming outfits in a 20,000 square-foot costume shop. They are all part of a company that puts on more live productions a year than Broadway and London's West End combined.


 
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