Universal Studios Japan has announced Sing on Tour, the new musical attraction, is set to open April 18, 2019. They’ve also released a 30 second teaser giving us our first-look inside the new Illumination Theater.
Inspired by the hit Illumination film, the story of the attraction finds theater manager, Buster Moon, bringing all the talent selected from his auditions to host a Japan Premiere.
The cast features Ash, the cheerful punk rock porcupine; Meena, a timid elephant with stunning voice; Rosita, a mother pig to 25 piglets; Johnny, an aspiring soulful singer; Gunter, the intensely dramatic performer, and Miss Crowly, Buster Moon’s assistant. The show will feature hit songs, including “Shake it off” and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”.
The show includes sophisticated one-of-a-kind animatronics, live actors, cutting-edge kinetic lighting and an enormous LED screen. The attraction has been created under the guidance of a world-renowned Broadway musical producer and features Mr. Teruyoshi Uchimura, who is the voice of Buster Moon in Japan.
The attraction will be held in the new “Illumination Theater”, and will be jointly developed with Universal Studios Japan and Illumination Entertainment.