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A Moment Like This

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Download the PP version here with embedded audio of the music.

A Moment Like This celebrates the moments of our lives that we capture on film. Iconic images spring to life while encapsulating shared experiences we can all relate to – youth, first love, breakups, marriage. We see the original picture that then morphs into the performers as they sing and dance to some of the best modern song hits. Each song focuses on the idea of a moment or time and the show’s throughline is how ingrained in our DNA these images are and how, individually, they capture a moment, but collectively they capture our entire lives.


With a combination of solos, duets, and group numbers, the show immediately sets its tone by mashing up songs like If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher), Thnks fr th Mmrs (Fall Out Boy), Photograph (Nickelback), Centuries (Fall Out Boy), #Selfie (Chainsmokers), and Hey Ya (Outkast) while live images of the singers are captured as they sing about creating memories, and the dancers “shake it like a Polaroid picture.”


The show unfolds as the full cast embodies universal illustrations of school life in Kodachrome (Paul Simon). All stages of love are represented from the romance of a wedding day with a male and female singer duetting while dancers partner up in Photograph (Ed Sheeran) and From This Moment On (Shania Twain), to the memories of love gone by with a spot lit solo in When We Were Young (Adele), to the fury of a breakup with a female duet of Picture (Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow) and Picture to Burn (Taylor Swift). Even the most recognizable images from the world of sports inspire the audience as the four singers belt out One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston).


The dancers are also featured in Girls on Film (Duran Duran) with the female dancers mirroring some of the most famous looks of movie characters, Freeze Frame (J Geils Band) where the male dancers defy gravity and tap on girders recreating the famous Lunch atop a Skyscraper photo, and then Paparazzi (Lady Gaga) where they all join together to walk the runway in moves that any paparazzi would kill to capture on film. 


The finale is Kelly Clarkson's A Moment Like This, however, instead of using historical and more typical stock images, the images shown now are images of the actual audience from their time on the current cruise (thanks to the multitudes of photos that are taken on the ships). The audience sees themselves and recognizes that they're creating and capturing their own moments and hopefully inspiring them to continue creating even more. To drive this home even more, the curtain call – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing) – has the cast singing and dancing with the audience, taking selfies with them, and making the performance an experience they’ll always remember.

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