Cockpit's Court Jesters Young Peoples' Theatre to Present MADAGASCAR, JR.

Cockpit's Court Jesters Young Peoples' Theatre to Present MADAGASCAR, JR.Join Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre's Court Jesters Young Peoples' Theatre for "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR." based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.

Performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. - July 11, 12, and 13; 1 p.m. - July 8, 9, and 15; 4 p.m. - July 15, and 7 p.m. - July 7, 14 in the Administration Building Lecture Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. Tickets are $10 and available from the CCBC Box. Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this musical romp featuring 39 young performers.

"Madagascar, JR.," is based on the book by Kevin Del Aguila with original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.

As described by DreamWorks, "Alex the lion [Ryann Reich of Edgewood, Md.], 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 [Grace Glennon of Towson, Md.], Melman the giraffe [Jules Einhorn of Baltimore, Md.] and Gloria the hippo [Emily Ricci of Nottingham, Md.] - 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.

Follow 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 [Sarah Ward of Perry Hall, Md.] Madagascar."

Other players in this Cockpit in Court production include: Nikolas Benashviki, Meredith Einhorn, Seth Lindt and Maggi Rubin of Baltimore, Md.; Erin, Evelyn, Maeve and Nora Acerno of Bel Air, Md.; Mara Jade Beaumier and Julia Morgereth of Essex, Md.; Melody Blahut and Ella Galoni of Middle River, Md.; Mason Petr of Nottingham, Md.; Bella Comotto and Mia Saraceno of Parkville, Md.; Oliver Bressner, Abisolah and Anike Osho, Molly Parker, Claire Schafer and Rachel Ward of Perry Hall, Md.;
Caroline Baux of Rosedale, Md.; Bella Balog of Sparrows Point, Md.; Sofia, and Daniela Alvarez, Molly and Emily Foggo, Calleigh Johnson and Laura Jones of Timonium, Md.; Anna Bartel, Louisa Demers, Rose Glennon, Brooke Henshaw and Summer Reed of Towson, Md.

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Photo Credit: Zachary Miller Photography

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