Madagascar:  A Musical Adventure

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

April 6 - 14, 2019

Sherwood Elementary School, 1900 Stratford Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Theatre For Young Audiences

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, the hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"

ALL Tickets - $14.00 ($15.50 online) and go on sale in February

Auditions: Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 9th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 18th and are generally held on weeknights and Saturday morning at West Ridge Center in Highland Park.

Character Breakdown

Character Gender
Marty Male
Alex Male
Gloria Female
Melman Male
Skipper / Lars Lemur / Server #4 Both
Kowalski / Foosa Leader / Server #2 Both
Privat / Mort / Server #1 Both
Rico / Candy / Lynn Lemur / Server #3 Both
Maurice / Zelda / Mason / Old Lady / Animal Control / Foosa Both
King Julien / Zeke / Police Officer / Ship's Captain / Foosa Both

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Cast Members:

Production Staff:

Producer - Scott Schwartz

Producer - Carol Lee Wax

Producer - Holly Weis

Director - Jeri Hart

Music Director - Aaron Kaplan

Choreographer - Anna Marie Abbate

Marketing and PR - Jacob Cohen

Stage Manager - Matthew Zalinski

Sound Designer/Operator - Richard Neumann


  West Ridge Center - 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park
  Saturday, February 2 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Callbacks (invitation only) Saturday, February 9 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  All roles available for ages 14 and older
  Please prepare 32 bars of a song that showcases your vocal ability, and be prepared to (move it!, move it!) dance


  April 6, 7, 13, 14 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  Sherwood Elementary School - 1900 Stratford Road, Highland Park