about Eddy, MacDonald, and separating fact from fiction regarding their personal lives. D.C. impresario Darryl Winston will host a talent night for all singers, with pianist Raymond Hughes (Metropolitan Opera) accompanying. It's a week filled with nostalgia, fabulous music, fabulous films, classic movie history and the inside skinny about one of Hollywood's greatest cover-ups!
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2008
Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a cruise celebrating "America's Singing Sweethearts" - Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Featured events include screenings of their greatest movie hits "Naughty Marietta" (1935), "Rose Marie" (1936) and "Maytime (1937), with a special sing-along screening for one film. Guest lecturer is Sharon Rich, author of the best selling book Sweethearts: The Timeless Love Affair On-Screen and Off Between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy International opera singers Theodore Lambrinos and Hallie Neill will star in a live performance of A Scandalous Affair, the musical inspired by Rich's book. Other scheduled guest speakers worked with or knew MacDonald or Eddy, including author K.T. Ernshaw, one of Eddy's longtime girlfriends. Health permitting, she has agreed to get "up close and personal" about Eddy, MacDonald, and separating fact from fiction regarding their personal lives. D.C. impresario Darryl Winston will host a talent night for all singers, with pianist Raymond Hughes (Metropolitan Opera) accompanying. It's a week filled with nostalgia, fabulous music, fabulous films, classic movie history and the inside skinny about one of Hollywood's greatest cover-ups! "No matter where I've lectured, from London to Toronto to Los Angeles or AFI East Coast, people always ask about the celebrity gossip," says Sharon Rich. "The most commonly asked question is: If MacDonald and Eddy were so much in love, why didn't they marry each other?"
If you are a fan… an opera buff…or a singer who performs the MacDonald-Eddy and operatic repertoire and want to be showcased on our talent night, with a Metropolitan Opera pianist to accompany you…then join us! We are calling you--oo--oo!
Pricing is as follows: INTERIOR $796 *** OCEANVIEW $896 *** BALCONY $1046
All-inclusive fares include accommodations per person (double occupancy), meals, special Mac/Eddy entertainment, special Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy gift package, ship entertainment and activities, government taxes, cruise fees and gratuities. Not included: shore excursions, airfare, transfers and vacation protection plan. (May be purchased separately.) UPDATE: A new block of rooms has opened up, including single cabins.
For more information or to make your reservation, contact: High C Travel, 160 West 73 Street, #4D, New York, NY 10023. Phone: 212-874-1670.
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