Busch Gardens Williamsburg has taken swashbuckling action and adventure to a new level. All For One, which debuted on Friday, July 1, 2016, delivers a thrilling new take on the classic tale of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers” as well as brings the excitement of a major nighttime show back to the Williamsburg theme park.
In preparation for this new nighttime show, Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre has undergone a major transformation over the past several months. Ship masts now rise above the skyline, and the once-blue stage now has a weathered red-brick façade with decorative flags flying from the ramparts. The show follows the friendship and adventures of the Three Musketeers and their courageous and daring acts as they embark on a quest to save the queen.
“This is the most ambitious show we have ever staged at Busch Gardens,” said Peter Dunklee, vice president of entertainment. “It’s been over a year in the making, and it’s amazing to see it finally come to life.”
All For One is an evening-only show, and it uses the nighttime sky to as a spectacular backdrop to the adventurous action on stage. Special lighting, stunts and pyrotechnics add to the drama and suspense of the storyline. All For One will also feature detailed costumes, elaborate design and a custom music score to set the stage for swashbuckling adventure. Costume design is by theatre, dance and film designer Nicole Wee.
“All For One will definitely be the most action-packed show anyone has ever seen at Busch Gardens” said Dunklee. “The coordination of the performers, the sets, the music and all of the special effects will create a truly thrilling experience.”
Learn more about Busch Gardens’ new nighttime show, including audition and stunt rehearsal footage, recording of the music score in Nashville, costume sneak peeks and other behind-the-scenes content, at BuschGardens.com.
All For One debuted on Friday, July 1, 2016 and runs through September 4. Presented in the park’s Royal Palace Theatre in the France village, All For One is only performed at night. Stay tuned for a review coming soon.