Sep 01

KaTonga’s Curtain Closes, Spectacular New Cirque Show Takes the Stage

by Staff

After a six-year run of more than 10,000 shows, the curtain is closing on KaTonga: Musical Tales from the Jungle at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Moroccan Palace Theater.

KaTonga’s last performance will be September 6. Now is your last chance to take the Katonga Insiders Tour. On the tour you get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens creates the magic of KaTonga.

With KaTonga, Busch Gardens brought Broadway performances to theme parks. The elegant and inspiring show delivered inspiring songs and a rich tapestry of color and sound.

It took guests on a journey to the heart of Africa in a musical celebration of animal folklore. Masterful costume design, energetic original music and spectacular African-inspired dance combined to create a performance that always left guests cheering for more.

More is coming this winter -- the groundbreaking Broadway hit created and directed by Neil Goldberg -- Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.

Experience this exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations and brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, musicians and spectacular costumes beyond your wildest imagination.

Nominated for “Best Costume Design” by the American Theatre Wing, this inventive theatrical journey is action-packed with astounding feats that will leave audiences spellbound.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has been hailed “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” by New York Magazine, and proclaimed “a colorful, imaginative and expertly performed fantasy worth indulging” by the New York Daily News.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy will usher in more of what fans have come to love and expect from Busch Gardens -- incredible stage shows, the likes of which cannot be found at any other theme park in the nation.