Stages Theatre Company is Kicking Off the Summer with Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
HOPKINS, Minn., June 4, 2018 — Stages Theatre Company (STC) is inviting patrons to ‘move it, move it’ with the regional-premiere of DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. The musical production follows the tale of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo, as they make their escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo to explore the world. With an imaginative set and colorful costumes, DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure is a high energy, dance-filled musical celebration perfect for a family summer outing!
DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure will be sure to keep everyone dancing in their seats all summer long starting Friday, June 29th and through Sunday, August 5th, 2018. The production will run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for all ages. Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.stagestheatre.org for specific performance dates and times or call the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm at (952) 979-1111, option 4. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children.
A stage adaptation of the 2005 animated movie by DreamWorks, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTIshows.com), written by Kevin Del Aguila, with original music lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan, and directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett. The crack-a-lackin’ friends from Madagascar will take audience, young and old, to a magical place that celebrates friendships. “Everybody has a friend, that one friend that makes you do things (both good and bad) that you might not be brave enough to try. And they convince you that you can do it! That is Alex and Marty – they are there for each other, they laugh with each other, take risks for each other, and save each other when they need to be saved,” said Sandy Boren-Barrett, Artistic Director. “This is a story about wanting more but finding out that you actually had all you needed or wanted all along, you just needed a ‘best friend’ to remind you of that. Madagascar is truly a musical ADVENTURE, it has fun, lively musical numbers that will keep your toes tapping and you dancing in the aisles and all the way home. We can’t wait to share it with you.”
ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW
The cast for Madagascar: A Musical Adventure features: (In alphabetical order) Kolton Ascheman (Ship’s Captain, Ensemble), Halima Bigirindavyi (Fossa Leader, Ensemble), Kimora Collins (Gloria), Faith Culbertson (King Julian), Nicholas Dekker (Melman), Mia Dougherty (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Sophie Farrell (Private), Liliana Felton (Marty the Zebra), Athan Fischer (Rico), Sofia M Fraser (Mason The Chimp, Ensemble), David Gamache (Skipper), Sayer Keeley (Maurice), Indra Khariwala (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Chase Kozak (Zeke, Fossa, Ensemble), Jackson Lyon (Alex The Lion), Chloe McMahon (Candy Hammernose, Ensemble), Hannah Seeman (Kowalski), Asgerami Semkoff (Lynn Lemur, City Lady, Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Mort Lemur, Ensemble), Madeline Sundheim (Zelda, Fossa, Ensemble), Isabella TenPas (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Jack Weiby (Lars Lemur, Ensemble), Alex Weiner (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Police Officer, Ensemble)
The Creative & Production Team includes:
Artistic Director & Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Set Designer – Sarah Brandner, Stage Manager – Cody R Braudt, Music Director – Sarah Hohenstein Burk, Costume & Make-Up Designer – Samantha Fromm Haddow, Technical Director – Gretchen Katt, Choreographer – Laura Mahler, Resident Costume Designer – Lisa Mangone, Lighting Designer – Karin Olson, Production Manager – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Props Designer – Kenji Shoemaker, Technical Director – Gretchen Katt, Choreographer – Laura Mahler, Resident Costume Designer – Lisa Mangone, Lighting Designer – Karin Olson, Production Manager – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Props Designer – Kenji Shoemaker
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure publicity images and cast head shots available for download here: http://bit.ly/stc1718-08-madagascar
Accessibility is a core value of Stages Theatre Company, and the organization is committed to removing barriers to participation in the theatre arts. Families and schools facing financial challenges are invited to submit ticket, tuition, and bus subsidy requests through STC’s Open Door Program by visiting https://www.stagestheatre.org/tickets/open-door-program/ or calling (952) 979-1112.
STC also provides accommodations for patrons with hearing, vision, and other physical challenges, as well as sensory-friendly performances for patrons with autism or other sensory sensitivities. STC now provides tactile boxes (available at the box office) for audience members to explore costume fabric, props, and other components from the production (items labeled in Braille when possible). For details on accessible performances, please visit http://www.stagestheatre.org/about-us/accessibility/
Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in hope of curating a welcome home for all.
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Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theatres for young audiences in the country. We engage young artists with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating magical works featuring young people in meaningful roles. Through theatrical productions, workshops, conservatory classes and other outreach programs, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 145,000 young people and their families.
DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure
June 29 – August 5, 2018
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.
Come “Move it, Move it” with us this summer as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those uproariously plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity takeover as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage.
Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com