Weekend Showcase: “Madagascar” at Stages Theatre
Enjoy the musical adventure of plotting penguins and an unforgettable voyage in “Madagascar” at Stages Theatre.
“Madagascar” follows pretty true to the story of the 2005 Dreamworks animated adventure comedy.
“I think what makes Madagascar the musical different is that the film doesn’t have musical numbers and this does,” said Sandy Boren Barrett, the show’s artistic director. “I think the music actually is what brought me to want to do the show, it’s such great music.”
Inside Stages Theatre’s “Madagascar”
In the story, Alex the Lion is the undisputed king of the urban jungle at New York’s Central Park Zoo.
”He is the commander in chief. He is really in charge of everything in New York City that happens in the play and its just really fun to be that character,” said Jackson Lyon, who plays Alex the Lion.
Alex and his buddies, Marty the Zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity, basking in the attention of the daily guests and enjoying regular meals and an easy life.
Kimora Collins said, “I play Gloria the Hippo. I’m really big inside and outside. I feel like I’m preppy. But I’m also really sassy and bossy. I really take charge, but also I really need to keep my nails and hair done.”
Everything is perfect until Marty gets the idea to explore the world with the help of some hilarious penguins. Mayhem ensues.
”Madagascar” starts June 29 and runs through Aug. 5 at Stages Theatre.