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Celebrity Details Entertainment Aboard Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Cruises has highlighted some of the entertainment that will be offered aboard the Celebrity Edge. Onboard, guests will experience a technologically advanced main theater, the most production shows of any ship in the brand's history, a large cast of world-class performers, and many entertainment venues. Guests should expect nothing less from the ship that is leading The Celebrity Revolution.
The Theatre on Celebrity Edge throws away the curtain altogether, blurring the line between audience and performance. With four stage areas and three moving projection screens, The Theatre offers an ever-changing canvas for the productions that live here.
The main stage extends into the audience creating a theater-in-the-round sensation with two rotating spiral staircases, 10 synchronized panoramic projection screens, 16 video mapping laser projectors, aerial performance rigging, and a duo-directional rotating platform raises almost seven feet above the stage.
"In designing Celebrity Edge, we developed and used some of the most advanced technology available. And, in designing the entertainment venues on Celebrity Edge, we used those same tools to break the mold of what people think an entertainment venue is," said Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises.
To help create the theater space, Celebrity turned to architect and designer Scott Butler, founding partner of Wilson Butler Architects, a firm known for designing arts and entertainment venues.
"We wanted to take the idea of traditional theater and turn it on its head," said Butler. "The Theatre on Celebrity Edge was designed to awaken people – immersing them in the experience, stimulating their senses and altering their expectations for live entertainment."
To make all of The Theatre's technology run like clockwork, Celebrity collaborated with TAIT, a company that works in stage automation. The entire stage performs a precise synchronization of rotating stage platforms, rain curtains, spiraling staircases, flying aerial rigs, and projection screens. TAIT's automation is coupled with the visions of the Black Skull Creative group, who've created contemporary shows and experiences around the world, including the 2012 London Olympics. Celebrity also teamed up with Three In One Entertainment and Consulting, whose work includes INFERNO: The Fire Spectacular in Las Vegas.
At The Theatre, guests can enjoy five new full production shows, including the Shakespeare-inspired A Hot Summer Night's Dream, where theater meets acrobatics; The Jewelry Box, with its technological feats; Kaleidoscope, a high-energy music and dance performance; and two shows as part of Celebrity's new Headline Residency program – Get Up, a pop concert produced by Black Skull Creative, and The Purpose, a production designed to celebrate the inner self.
Brought to life once again in collaboration with the visionaries behind Eden – Butler and designer and architect Patricia Urquiola – The Club on Celebrity Edge is a space that changes its persona from morning to night.
During the day, The Club offers experiences such as the Funovation Laser Maze Challenge, the Drone Hunting laser obstacle course, and more.
At night, The Club undergoes yet another transformation. Undercover at The Club puts a contemporary spin on the Prohibition era with 20's-inspired craft cocktails and an aerial saxophonist. The futuristic body scanner of Andromeda allows guests to become someone else for the evening. And Celebrity's Hypno Cam Experience is a dance party featuring a camera that's passed around to capture photos, which are instantly displayed on a giant LED screen.
On Celebrity Edge, the brand takes its fully customizable Camp at Sea program to the next level for younger travelers of all ages with more than 500 activities, including Celebrity's first youth coding experience at sea, and two completely separate contemporary spaces, one for the kids and one for the teens.
Celebrity has infused entertainment throughout the ship. At the Rooftop Garden, guests can enjoy experiences such as the Rooftop Concert Series and the Garden Cinema Series, the next evolution of the brand's Taste of Film experience that's an under-the-stars moviegoing experience with live musical performances.
The Eden will feature evolving entertainment as the space transforms from day to afternoon to night. Daytime experiences include Meditation at Eden and performances from sitar players to aerialists. As dusk falls, Eve at Eden begins. Developed in partnership with Variety Worldwide, this theatrical journey will involve a fusion of culinary exploration, performance art, and nightlife.
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