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It looks like the curtain is coming down on Norwegian Cruise Line’s production of Legally Blonde, the musical which has been performed on board the Getaway since January of 2014. The show – which had previously run on Broadway – will take its final bow on April 30th as part of several changes being made to the entertainment lineup on both Escape and Getaway.

The changes begin on the Escape, where NCL says that “due to overwhelming popularity,” For The Record – a lively show aimed at fans of John Hughes flicks like The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink – will move from that ship’s Supper Club venue to the larger Escape Theater. As a result, the show will go from being a for-fee dinner theater offering to one that is free of charge for all passengers. As of yet, there is no word on what show will take For The Record’s place in the Supper Club, although an announcement is expected soon.

Of course, this means that the show currently featured in the Escape Theater – Million Dollar Quartet – needs a new home. As a result, it will last be performed on the Escape on March 5th and debut in its new home on the Getaway on May 15th. (Filling the Escape Theater’s void in the interim will be Vocal Overdrive, described by NCL as “a contemporary acapella group.” Sounds like something fans of the movie Pitch Perfect will absolutely love!) The other show featured in the Escape Theater, After Midnight, will maintain its regular place in the rotation.

All of which has the cascading effect of pushing Legally Blonde out of its berth in the Getaway Theater to make room for Million Dollar Quartet. Between April 30th, when Blonde closes up shop, and May 15th, Getaway, too, will feature performances of Vocal Overdrive. The popular dance troupe Burn The Floor will remain in the theater on its regular schedule.

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