Musical Theatre of Anthem

           

Madagascar Jr.

Auditions:
July 24, 2017
Performances:
August 3-5, 2017
No-cut production for Ages 8-16


Director/Choreographer:
Sherry Henderson


Vocal Director:
Karen Blanzy



Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip 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 JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 10% sibling discount. Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment received. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. Click here for more information.

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Audition Information

Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed.

Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to your audition.
Audition Form
Conflict Calendar
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
Measurement Form


Character Descriptions


Alex
Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly "The King of New York City." He's a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Cast a great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Marty
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Cast a young man who is a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. You want your audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex.
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Gloria
Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she's with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. Actress who sings well and can serve as the caretaker of the group.
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Melman
Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He's always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he'll rise to the situation. Actor who sings, but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices.
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: E3

The Penguins
The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper's second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private's primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. These primary roles should work well together.

The Zookeepers
The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals.
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B3

Mason
Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go.

The Lemurs
The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien's assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar's new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak and should be a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun roles for young actors with bold personalities.
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: A3

The Foosa
The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Actor with a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. The rest of Fossa should create the dominating pack of predators.

Servers
Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex's dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together.
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D4

The Lionesses
The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex's background singers and dancers.

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain

New Yorkers and Animals
The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Bold, specific and full of energy because they kick off the show with a bang!



Madagascar Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com