A new show is heading to Busch Gardens Tampa! Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation is coming to the Stanleyville Theater this May. This original show will star all characters from the popular animated film along with a group of dancers, singers, and a live band!
The 20-minute musical show follows the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a vacation adventure. The show will feature rock/pop music performed by a live band and include both classic and original songs. The characters also will conduct meet and greets with park guests. Additionally, special co-branded merchandise exclusive to the parks, will be available.
“Audiences around the world have embraced the characters of Madagascar, and SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks are the ideal places for families to enjoy this immersive live entertainment experience,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Worldwide Licensing & Consumer Products, Kerry Phelan. “The entire creative team behind this uniquely original version of “Madagascar Live!” has done an impressive job of translating the beloved world from screen to stage, bringing it to life for young park guests and family audiences alike.”
“Our parks both entertain and inspire guests to care about animals,” said Scott Helmstedter, Chief Creative Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Likewise, the Madagascar movies also inspire animal lovers, but in a different way with their inimitable charm and humor. We welcome these characters to our family with open arms and look forward to working with DreamWorks Animation on this incredibly funny and engaging new show.”
Madagascar Live will be located in the Stanleyville Theater, which has formerly been an open air theater. With this new show, they will enclose the theater and air condition it, making it a great place to cool down during the day in the hot Florida heat.
The show will also make its way to SeaWorld San Diego by June 15, 2013. Stay tuned on THRLLD.com for updates heading towards the premiere date!