Sugar Train to open night show theater
Sugar Train, Inc., an entertainment planning and production company that stages plays and events in Naha, is planning to open its own permanent theater in the middle part of Okinawa Main Island by next summer.
The company plans to have two evening shows a day, on 20 days a month. They plan to attract 180,000 audience per year including tourists. They envision performances similar to the “TEE! TEE! TEE! Project”, a show they produce, which is performed without spoken language and uses traditional movements of Karate and traditional Ryukyu dance.
The permanent theater with 300 seats would be located in an existing building in the undisclosed location in the middle part of Okinawa Main Island. As for customers, the company targets tourist families from Japan and overseas. The audience would enjoy the show while eating snacks like in a movie theater, and they would also sell related products, like DVDs.
Some have pointed out that there are few sightseeing spots open at night time on Okinawa, which decreases the satisfaction and consumption level of tourists, especially those with families.
An entertainment space “Lequios Theater in Zampa” is in Yomitan Village, where a Ryukyu Ninja show highlighting karate and traditional martial arts plays on weekend nights. The Sugar Train’s theater would be the second permanent theater on the island featuring night entertainment.