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Latest Update

To honor all the hard work of our cast and directing team, we’ve decided to move the production to fall, with rehearsals starting in September and performances taking place the weekend of November 20-22, 2020.

Our hope is the entire cast will return in their originally-cast roles, keeping our “Madagascar family” whole. Parents can expect to hear from director Ryan Simpson, who will reach out to confirm availability.

We’re introducing exciting new classes for students ages 8 to 18 to put on full-length shows in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr.

About the Show

Madagascar A Musical Adventure

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr. 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.

Alex the Lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”


  • Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
  • Book by Kevin Del Aguila
  • Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

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