Dorothy, the tin man, scarecrow, and cowardly lion are all headed to the high seas.
Based on audition information posted by Royal Caribbean Entertainment, it looks like "The Wizard of Oz" musical will be the featured production show on the next new cruise ship for Royal Caribbean, Icon of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean has not formally announced the entertainment for Icon of the Seas, but the Royal Caribbean Entertainment clearly states it is looking for performers to audition for The Wizard of Oz on Icon of the Seas.
One posting wrote, "Principals (Featured Singers) hired for WIZARD OF OZ (3-4 performances weekly) will also perform in an original Royal Caribbean Signature Production onboard the ICON of the Seas (3-4 performances weekly). Candidates must be available and willing to travel internationally aboard our ships."
In addition to the audition information, Nick Weir, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Royal Caribbean International, posted on Twitter an announcement that The Wizard of Oz will be the show for Icon.
The most iconic family story in the history of entertainment, on both the silver screen and on the world’s stages, is our next mega production!— Nick Weir (@NickWeirShowbiz) March 16, 2023
Imagine THIS story, but with OUR creativity and OUR technology!
Buckle up Dorothy, this will be the greatest #YellowBrickRoad ever! 🟨 pic.twitter.com/HwNfgDgpKp
It's likely the show will be performed in Icon's main theater, as opposed to different venue.
About the musical
Royal Caribbean says the Wizard of Oz production is not the 2011 musical adaption by Andrew Lloyd Weber.
This will be the Royal Caribbean Productions version of the classic.
Coming in 2024
Icon of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean's next new cruise ship, and first of its kind.
The first in the Icon Class will launch in January 2024, and will have a gross tonnage of 250,800, making her the largest cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage.
The ship will be homeported from Miami and offer week-long Caribbean cruises.