A new live show featuring the cast of the very successful Madagascar movies will premier at both Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld San Diego this summer.
Titled "Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation," the production will be an original live musical show featuring the DreamWorks Animation characters - who's recent film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted has grossed more than $740 million worldwide.
"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."
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has the opportunity to bring to show to other parks in the future, but for now it will open at Busch Gardens Tampa on May 18th, and at SeaWorld San Diego on June 15th. Busch Gardens Tampa will heavily renovate their Stanleyville Theater, enclosing it and adding air conditioning and other comforts before the show opens.