Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the summer family musical production Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell, at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky musical is written by Kevin Del Aguila-the Emmy Award-winning writer of the animated PBS hit Peg Cat-with original music and lyrics by creative duo George Noriega and Joel Someillan, who have developed music for popular children's series, including Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe and those plotting Penguins on a hilarious and unexpected journey from Manhattan to the faraway island of Madagascar. After busting out of their home at New York's Central Park Zoo, these furry friends encounter the madcap antics of the outrageous King Julian and his fellow island inhabitants in a musical celebration of friendship. The nonstop adventure and rollicking pop score will have audiences of all ages wanting to "Move It, Move It!"

The 70-minute production is the perfect summer outing to share the wonder and delights of live theater with young people. Every performance features opportunities for the audience to interact with actors for one-on-one conversations and photos in the Lobby.

Photos by Liz Lauren.

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Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
Melman the Giraffe (Stephen Schellhardt), Marty the Zebra (Gilbert Domally), Alex the Lion (Jordan Brown), and Gloria the Hippo (Lisa Estridge) embark on an epic, music-filled escapade in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
King Julien (Aaron Holland) can’t resist the urge to “Move it, Move itâ€? surrounded by his tribe of lemurs in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
Alex the Lion (Jordan Brown) is “The King of New York Cityâ€? surrounded by his adoring fans at the Central Park Zoo in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
The plotting penguinsâ€"from left to right: Private (Erica Stephan), Skipper (Leah Morrow), Kowalski (Tony Carter) and Rico (Adrienne Storrs)â€"commandeer a ship to head for Antarctica in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
Alex the Lion (Jordan Brown) finds a slice of paradise with his best friend Marty the Zebra (Gilbert Domally) on the tropical island of Madagascar in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
Melman the Giraffe (Stephen Schellhardt), Marty the Zebra (Gilbert Domally), Alex the Lion (Jordan Brown), and Gloria the Hippo (Lisa Estridge) are best friends “Together, Foreverâ€? in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
Led by the wacky King Julien (Aaron Holland), the full company jams out to “Move it, Move itâ€? in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Madagascar â€" A Musical Adventure, based on the Dreamworks Animation motion picture, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell in CST's Courtyard Theater, July 13â€"August 27, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.


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