Ashley Joy Beck is an experienced theatrical makeup designer and educator. In 2009 she began working with Cirque du Soleil for the openning night of Kooza's Santa Monica Pier show which lead to multiple additional promotional events within the international circus company. By 2012 the makeup team at Cirque headquarters in Montreal decided they wanted to invest more in her skills and so invited her to a "Makeup Bootcamp" created to teach all the secrets of Cirque du Soleil theatrical stage makeup. She was flewn to Quebec and put up in a beautiful apartment for a week while she attended the most exciting information exchange she had ever been privileged enough to be exposed to. Come 2016 Ashley was approached by Nathalie Gagne (Cirque's head makeup designer) to teach the designs Natalie created for Princess Cruises new Steven Schwartz and Jim Henson show "Magic to Do". Then, in 2018 Princess asked Ashley to design for a new Schwartz original musical called "The Secret Silk". In addition to designing, Ashley has developed an innovative way to teach using educational "paint by number" instructions with photos to accompany each step and tutorial videos for performers to learn effectively and with ease.
Watch a remarkable world come to life before your eyes as life-size puppetry from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, dance and special effects transport you to a mythical realm. Created and directed by John Tartaglia, a star of Broadway hits such as Avenue Q and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Silk is Princess Cruises' third exclusive show produced with Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony® award-winning composer of Wicked. Join us for a mystical evening as the secret is revealed.
Princess Cruises has launched a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar-winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. His first musical for Princess Cruises will celebrate Schwartz’s lifelong fascination with magic. Called Magic to Do, the show will combine thrilling magic with some of Schwartz’s most famous songs and a brand new song written exclusively for Princess.