Three Musketeers: Voyage Home is the newest entry on the Orlando dinner show scene, but it’s part of Pirate Town, where the venerable Pirates Dinner Adventure has enjoyed a long run, along with the five-year-old adult-themed Treasure Tavern show.
The new show takes place on the same massive pirate ship set, but the story centers around the three heroes and D’Artagnan, who desperately wants to join them. It has intrigue, adventure, sword fights, and of course a love story sub-plot. It will run three days a week (Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons), starting on May 1. I was fortunate to see a sneak preview, so you can get a flavor of it in the slideshow accompanying this article.
What did I think of the show? A perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening! Here are my top five reasons to see it:
1) The music. I know it may sound strange, but this show uses hits from the 1980s to present, plus one older Beatles song. It’s not exactly what you think of when you think of the Three Musketeers, but all I can say is that it works really, really week. The soundtrack is very energetic, and the talented singers pull it off with aplomb.
2) The choreography. Most of the fights are the typical swashbuckling sword play, but there’s one that’s done in slow motion that was my favorite scene in the show. I’ve seen almost all of the Orlando dinner shows, and that was a new twist.
3) The pace. Orlando dinner shows are a big draw for families, which means they need to be kid-friendly. Even Treasure Tavern is in the process of adding a new version for kids (don’t worry, the original is sticking around, too). I couldn’t believe how quickly Three Musketeers moved. There was action literally every moment, with so much going on that sometimes you had to choose where to focus. The kids (and adults) most definitely won’t get bored. The little ones will also love the fact that they don’t have to sit still and be quiet. Everyone is urged to stand up, shout, and sheer at various times during the show.
4) The aerial acrobatics. While most of the emphasis is on the sword fights, there’s also dancing and aerial acrobatic performances interspersed throughout the show.
5) The audience participation. If you’re the outgoing sort, you might just get picked to go up on stage. From the competitions between each colored section of the theater to the cute end ceremony with all the kids on the ship, there are plenty of opportunities to not only watch but to also be a part of the show.
Be sure to stick around after the performance is over, as the performers come out to greet the audience and pose for photos. You should also arrive early, as you won’t want to miss the pre-show. Learn more about that here, or jump here to learn about the VIP Lounge upgrade. You’ll find the official website here.