Rehearsals Day 46 – The Final Countdown… –

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We’re sliding headlong towards our departure for Venice – and it is coming up rapidly!! We have under 3 weeks left rehearsing in the UK now, and there’s still plenty to do.

(Live from rehearsals as I type – the guys flapping their feathers in a number from “Curtain Up!”)

We managed to get through a whole show last week – which means we’ve put “When Swing Was King” to bed already. It’s a great show with loads of hits from that “Rat Pack” period, and lots of stuff I would never have thought would be in a swing show, but with some great arrangements the unusual numbers sound and look fab.

We started this week with the penultimate show that we’ll be learning here in London, which is “Curtain Up!” – out musical theatre show (a little cheer goes up!). It covers the gamut of material from the 1950s classics, such as West Side Story and Guys & Dolls, and comes more up to date with the likes of Miss Saigon & Phantom.

Having a sneaky peek at some of the costume designs, there are going to be some stunning pieces in this show. Can’t wait to try them on!

Stephen Weller


  1. Thank you so much for this blog. Azura’s 2nd cruise will be our 1st, very excited, and it is really interesting to read about your rehearsals and all your hard work to be ready for the launch. Looking forward to seeing the results!

  2. Thanks for the comment Debra – glad you’re enjoying the blog. We’re having a great time learning the various shows we’ll be performing onbaord – although there’s quite a lot to learn!! I hope you enjoy them when you see them, and that you have a great time on Azura – I’m sure you will 🙂


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