Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Valley Youth Theatre to Move it, Move it Starting Tonight with MADAGASCAR


Valley Youth Theatre to Move it, Move it Starting Tonight with MADAGASCAR

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) invites you to "Move it, Move it!" over to the Herberger Theater as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins bound onto stage tonight, October 28th, 2017 at 7 pm.

Adding to the opening weekend excitement, zoo keepers form the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park are visiting with some special guests, including a lowland streaked tenrec (found in Madagascar). Animal exhibits will take place tomorrow, Sunday, October 29th, after the first show at 2:15 pm and before the second show at 3:45 pm.

This production is the perfect show to introduce children to live musical theatre. It is filled with all the blockbuster film's outlandish characters. Take a trip with these silly animals as 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.

The Arizona premiere of Madagascar, A Musical Adventure opens in Stage West October 28th and runs through November 19th, 2017. It is based on the best-selling DreamWorks film, adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila, it features upbeat music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.

Madagascar is co-produced by the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) and Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) and will be presented at the Herberger Theater Center in Stage West, 222 East Monroe Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 in Downtown Phoenix. Ticket prices range from $17.50 to $35.50, not including fees. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Herberger Theater box office at (602) 252-8497 Monday thru Friday10am - 5pm or Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm or visit

Performance days and times:

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00PM & 7:00PM
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00AM, 1:30PM
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00AM, 1:30PM
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM

Established in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is an award-winning, professional quality, 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education and excellence in the performing arts. Alumni include award-winning celebrities including: Emma Stone, Jordin Sparks, Kimiko Glenn, Chelsea Kane, Charity Dawson, Krystina Alabado and many others. VYT is the winner of nearly 100 National Youth Arts awards, voted "Best Star-Making Machine" and "Best Live Theater", heralded as "Best Place to Take a Bow" by Phoenix Magazine and rated one of the "Top Ten Places to Become a Future Star" by The Arizona Republic. VYT produces six main stage shows each season including two at the Herberger Theater Center. For more information, visit or call (602) 253-8188.

Related Articles View More Phoenix Stories

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You