BWW TV: Move It, Move It! with Highlights from MADAGASCAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

By: Jul. 18, 2017
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is presenting the summer family musical production Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, now through August 27, 2017. Rachel Rockwell takes the helm as the production's director and choreographer. BroadwayWorld is excited to share highlights from the show below!

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!"

Jordan Brown takes the stage as the "king of the jungle" Alex - a headstrong, attention-loving lion who enjoys his life at the zoo. Gilbert Domally performs as the carefree zebra Marty, who decides to leave the comforts of his zoo home and travel to the wild for the first time. Joining the group of adventurers is the zoo's star attraction, Gloria, a sassy hippopotamus played by Lisa Estridge - and the kind-hearted, hypochondriac giraffe, Melman, performed by Stephen Schellhardt. Aaron Holland takes the stage as King Julien, the self-proclaimed king of the lemurs, with his right hand advisor, Maurice, played by Holly Stauder. Led by Leah Morrow as the captain Skipper, the mischievous penguins include Tony Carter as Kowalski, Adrienne Storrs as Rico and Erica Stephan as Private. Also featured in the ensemble are Ciera Dawn, Ron King, Garrett Lutz and Hanah Rose Nardone.

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