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OVATIONS from Ghostlight Theatricals premiered in 2010, coinciding with the launch of the Celebrity Eclipse, the third Solstice-Class vessel from Celebrity Cruise Lines. OVATIONS was the third musical theater tribute production from Ghostlight Theatricals to be performed on a cruise vessel.

With over 300 performances, more than 400,000 spectators, two engagement extensions, industry awards for “best entertainment”, and over 6 years at sea, OVATIONS has brought the magic of the best of New York and London musical theater to cruise guests around the world.

OVATIONS completed its performance run at sea in 2015 and has been completely reconfigured for land based performances. The show can be seen in theaters, casinos and custom showrooms around the world and can adapt to several different types of unique and specialized entertainment locations, including convention centers, temporary spaces, tents, open areas, retail venues and outdoor settings. The concert style presentation of musical theater’s best music presented live has been a hit with theater-loving audiences around the world.

We hope you have a chance to see the show live!

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The best of Broadway and the West End, OVATIONS relives the theater you remember, the music you love, and the magic that brings audiences to their feet.

Live entertainment is the pursuit of applause, with the pinnacle being a “standing ovation”. This magical moment pulls together all of the emotion, drama, and connection of a performance and propels the audience to their feet.

OVATIONS the show relives those magical moments of Broadway’s and the West End’s best performances. The show is set on a gorgeous concert stage featuring embedded video, multiple levels and the latest in live special effects.

OVATIONS captures the passion behind live entertainment and the search for that perfect live moment that brings audiences to their feet. The vocal and dance performances delivered by a talented cast of amazing artists take the audience on a journey through musical theater’s best music and motion.

OVATIONS is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater and is best presented in this type of performance space. The show can be modified to perform in other types of venues and the concert set staging fits with almost any type of venue architecture.

OVATIONS is part of the 3 show “Eclipse Package” from POET Theatricals. The other productions that are included with the “Eclipse Package” are EDGE (a music, special effects, aerial and dance themed show) and ECLIPSE (a European cirque-style theatrical circus production set in an ancient stone temple about a tribe searching for the dragon that ate the sun).

Show packages from POET Theatricals allow venues, property owners and presenters to maximize production impact with less cost by allowing presentation of three dramatically different shows utilizing one performing cast and one preproduction expenditure. Each of the POET Theatricals’ show “packages” (Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette and Reflection packages) represents over 2.5 million dollars in capital expenditure investment in the production’s costumes, sets, flying automation, video and music.

Show packages are perfect for venues that have repeat customers (casinos with strong local market draw for example), guests that are residing in the venue (vacation and destination resort hotels), or travelers that are moving from place to place with the venue (cruise ships).

POET Theatricals has the ability to “mix and match” different show packages depending on audience demographics.


The OVATIONS production includes the following:

  • Originally Recorded Soundtrack of Broadway and West End hits from the OVATIONS production, orchestrated and recorded by the OVATIONS creative team. (Originally recorded third party soundtracks must be licensed for performance.)
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors, led video and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.


Shipping requirements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Soft Sets The OVATIONS “Soft Set” production requires cargo space of one 24’ truck or a 40’ high-cube oceangoing container (for overseas productions). This set includes a backdrop only and show props used in connection with the performance. This “soft set” version does not include the multi-level full concert set.

Full Set The “Full Set” production includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the stair units, multi level sets, and other stage elements. This version travels in three 53’ trucks or three 40’ and one 20’ oceangoing containers (for overseas productions).

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.


OVATIONS uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers and dancers.

Crew size is 3 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. OVATIONS is a musical theater concert revue performance featuring the hits of Broadway Musicals performed against a backdrop modern gala style set.
A. OVATIONS is appropriate for all ages 10 and up, although the show will appeal to audiences that enjoy musical theater. .
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, but can also be performed in tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day. In non-touring configuration load in can take between 3 to 7 days.
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers and dancers.
A. The soundtrack is an original recording of musical theater hits from Broadway and London’s West End. The track list is a collection of the best of musical theater both new and old.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 75 minutes.
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