DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure
June 29 – August 5, 2018
Sponsored by Mainstreet Bar & Grill Hopkins
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.
Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett
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
- Sensory-Friendly Performances: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10am
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2pm
- Audio Described (AD) Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 pm
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)
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Artistic Director & Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Music Director: Sarah Hohenstein Burk
Choreographer: Laura Mahler
Set Designer: Sarah Brandner
Costume & Make-up Designer: Samantha Fromm Haddow
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Props Designer: Kenji Shoemaker
Stage Manager: Cody R. Braudt
Assistant Stage Manager: Kenji Shoemaker
Sound Board Operator: Andrea Wylie
Student Director: Nico Hatch
Light Board Operators: Faith Barrett, Alanna Nyberg, Joshua Gadbois Jr.
Spotlight Operators: Amy Horn, Bridget Miller, Grant Knight
- 7/2/2018 – BROADWAYWORLD – VIDEO: Preview DreamWorks MADAGASCAR
- 6/30/18 – CCX MEDIA – Weekend Showcase: Madagascar at Stages Theatre
- 6/29/18 – LAKESHORE WEEKLY NEWS – Q&A: 6 young performers who love theater
- 6/26/18 – SUN SAILOR – Stages Theatre’s ‘Madagascar’ will star local youth
- 6/8/18 – BROADWAYWORLD – Cast Announced For DreamWorks’ MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
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In this section you will find:
- SHOW BACKGROUND – See below
- TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW
TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW
- MEET: The Cast, Crew & Creative Team
- WATCH: A sneak peek video of the show – Coming Soon!
- PLAN YOUR VISIT
- DIRECTIONS & PARKING
- WEATHER RELATED INFORMATION
- WATCH THE MOVIE AFTER YOU SEE THE SHOW: DreamWorks MADAGASCAR. Compare & contrast the movie with what you see on stage.
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture.
Book by Kevin Del Aguila.
Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.
Sandy Boren-Barrett (Director & Artistic Director) – An accomplished director, Boren-Barrett has directed more than 60 productions at STC, which include many new works, such as Twelve Dancing Princesses by The Brothers Grimm, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, based on the books by Grace Lin, and the ballet collaborations of Owl Moon and The Snow Queen. Sandy has also directed such family favorites as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Annie Jr. and Shrek the Musical.
THE SHOW CREATORS
KEVIN DEL AGUILA (Book of the Musical) is an acclaimed actor, writer and director in New York City. He is an Emmy Award-winning writer of the animated PBS show PEG + CAT, the book-writer of the hit Off-Broadway musical ALTAR BOYZ (New York Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations), and recipient of the Heideman Award for his play THE GREEKEST OF TRAGEDIES (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other works include his middle-aged superhero musical THE ASTONISHING RETURN OF THE PROTAGONISTS! (2013 NAMT Festival), A TOUCH OF RIGOR MORTIS (NY Fringe), and his stage adaptations of the DreamWorks film MADAGASCAR and Nickelodeon’s STORYTIME LIVE, both of which toured nationally and played engagements at Radio City Music Hall. As a book-writer and lyricist, Kevin has been commissioned to write many stage adaptations of children’s books for Theatreworks USA that have premiered Off-Broadway including CLICK CLACK MOO (Lortel nomination for Best Musical and Drama Desk Award Nomination for Kevin’s lyrics) and SKIPPYJON JONES (Lortel Award Nomination). Kevin has written for several children’s television shows including PEG + CAT (PBS), HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER (DisneyJr.), ZACK AND QUACK (NickJr.), and THE WONDER PETS (NickJr.), and has collaborated on many film projects including the teen comedy BAND DORKS and the romantic comedy CUPIDITY. Kevin has also had the privilege to write and direct one of the New York Philharmonic’s famed YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS at Lincoln Center.
As a director, Kevin has staged Lincoln Center Theater’s annual CELEBRATION OF STUDENT SONGS since 2008 and helmed the world premieres of new musicals SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS, POOLBOY, and Kirsten Childs’ FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES for William Finn’s musical theater lab at Barrington Stage in Massachusetts. He has directed many productions for Theatreworks USA including national tours of DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and FLY GUY, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and his own adaptation of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at the DR2.
Kevin has directed and acted in several productions of his own plays, including his comedy 6 STORY BUILDING, which took the top award for Overall Production at the New York Fringe Festival, and NUMBER ONE: A POLLOCK PAINTING, excerpts of which have been published in the book Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock. As an actor/writer/director, Kevin pulled a theatrical ‘hat trick’ in 2006 by working in each discipline on three separate productions running simultaneously Off-Broadway: as an actor in the revival of JACQUES BREL, director of IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE at the Lucille Lortel, and as the writer of ALTAR BOYZ.
As an actor, Kevin has had guest appearances on television (LAW & ORDER: SVU) and can be heard as a singing troll in the Disney blockbuster FROZEN as well as various characters in the animated PBS show PEG + CAT. Kevin has been part of the original Broadway casts of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (as Smee) and ROCKY, and has performed in a myriad of Off-Broadway productions including LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at New York Theater Workshop, the 2006 revival of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE & WELL…, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BIG BANG, BLACK RUSSIAN, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and ROCKET TO THE MOON, as well as workshop productions of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON for Center Theatre Group and UP HERE for The Roundabout Theater Company. His regional theater credits include THE BAKER’S WIFE at both The Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey and Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut, ROMEO AND JULIET at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, MY FAIR LADY at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY at the Florida Studio Theatre, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) at the Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at American Players Theatre in Wisconsin, and RENZEVOUS WITH REALITY and CYRANO DE BERGERAC at The Wilma and Walnut Street Theatres in Philadelphia. He appears in the films THE FUZZ, CLYDE, and the aptly-named UNTITLED SHORT.
Kevin holds a BFA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MFA from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and Actors’ Equity.
George Noriega (Music and Lyric) is a Grammy-winning, Emmy Nominated American songwriter and record producer. He is the owner of Cutting Cane Productions and Cutting Cane Publishing, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Noriega came to prominence in the late 1990s as he helped Latin artists such as Ricky Martin, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez cross over into the English pop music market. He has been a producer and/or songwriter on albums that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Joel Someillan (Music and Lyric) is a Grammy-winning Cuban-American producer and songwriter. Over the last 25 years he has worked with the top Latin artists in the industry; Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Thalia, Chayanne, Obie Bermudez, Carlos Ponce, and many more. Someillan has earned numerous Gold and Platinum album credits along with two Latin Grammy awards; the first in 2001 for Best Engineered Album (Thalia’s Arrasando), and the second in 2005 for Best Pop Vocal Album (Obie Bermudez’ Todo El Año). The following year another of Someillan’s productions was Grammy-nominated for Album Of The Year (Chayanne’s Cautivo). Based in Miami, FL, Someillan continues to write and produce for artists, film, television, and stage shows. His collaborative style and penchant for pop-inspired hooks can be heard in every song and composition he works on.