The comedic sea lion duo, Clyde and Seamore, star in SeaWorld Orlandoâs newest show, âClyde & Seamoreâs Sea Lion High,â opening spring 2015.
Itâs a hilarious tale, filled with amazing animal behaviors and splashy audience fun. Clyde and Seamore find themselves in slippery pursuit of their high school diplomas and judging from the slapstick, high-energy pranks and hijinks, thereâs no doubt Clyde and Seamore will emerge as heads of their class.
When joined by mischievous otters, a 2,300-pound walrus and a cast of goofy human characters swimming along in the fun, it certainly wonât be a normal class.
âWe love putting together a new show,â said Todd Coffman, SeaWorld Orlandoâs lead trainer for âSea Lion High.â âItâs a chance for us to try out the new behaviors weâve been working on with our sea lions, otters and walrus. And the trainers love showcasing these awesome animals and their incredible abilities.â
Itâs the last day of school at Sea Lion High and both Clyde â the schoolâs top math whiz â and Seamore â the schoolâs sports hero â are nominated to win scholarships to Sea Lion University.Â But Trip, whoâs the schoolâs self-appointed varsity star and resident tough guy, has different plans. It turns out Clyde and Seamore havenât completed all their classes and only have one day to finish them!
Clyde, Seamore and their friends lead the audience on a wild and heroic adventure as they finish their classes with typical sea lion flair. And the audience might uncover a thing or two along the way, following Sea Lion Highâs motto, âEducation through Exploration and âŠ Imagination.â Â âOur guests will have a great time at the new show, but theyâll also learn about the relationships our trainers have with each sea lion, otter and walrus. And seeing these animals up-close provides each guest with an opportunity to connect and be inspired by them,â Coffman said.
âThere are several sea lions in the cast of âSea Lion Highâ and each of them bring something special to their role, because their personalities are so different. Thereâs Seamore, whoâs the Einstein of sea lions and who looks at every challenge as something to be conquered.Â Clyde, is big, strong and loyal but always a little silly. He doesnât take things too seriously. Imagine working with this cast of characters, from Opie Otter who weighs only 10 lbs., to Sir Winston Walrus who tips the scales at 2,300 lbs., and sea lions that weigh about 550 lbs. Thatâs a lot of star power on one stage,â Coffman said. âEvery day and every show will be a different experience.â
The production team for âClyde & Seamoreâs Sea Lion Highâ is full of star power, too. BT McNicholl, whoâs handling directing and co-writing duties, is a Broadway vet, currently working on âCabaretâ and recently âBilly Elliottâ and âSunday In The Park With George.â McNicholl also directed several of SeaWorldâs shows including the holiday-themed âO Wondrous Nightâ at SeaWorld Orlando. Court Watson is scenic designer for âSea Lion Highâ and is bringing an all-new set to the parkâs Sea Lion & Otter Stadium. Randy Rogel is penning the script and original songs, using his experience from TVâs âAnimaniacsâ and âBatman.â
âClyde & Seamoreâs Sea Lion Highâ opens spring 2015 at SeaWorld Orlando.