SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has announced plans to host the musical show “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” at two of its parks this summer.
The 20-minute live show will debut at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., this May and at SeaWorld San Diego in June.
“Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” follows Alex the Lion and his friends during a vacation adventure, with a live band that will perform both classic and original songs. The characters also will conduct meet-and-greets with park guests and exclusive co-branded merchandise 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,” says Kerry Phelan, head of worldwide licensing and consumer products, DreamWorks Animation. “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.”