Madagascar Jr


At the Central Park Zoo, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman prepare for another day of visitors while the Penguins plan their escape. As the zookeepers introduce the animals to the crowd, Marty daydreams about what life would be like on the outside. The other animals throw Marty a surprise birthday party, but, when he shares his wish to go to the wild, they burst his bubble by telling him that he's crazy. After the other animals leave, Alex sticks around to cheer up his buddy and talk him out of leaving. Despite the pep talk, Marty escapes from the zoo.

Alex, Gloria and Melman scour the city in search of their friend, but once they are reunited they are tranquilized but the Animal Control Officers. When they awaken, the Zoosters, Mason and the Penguins are trapped in crates on a ship bound for Africa. The Penguins take control of the ship but their steering causes the other animals' crates to fall overboard.

The Zoosters reunite on land, suspecting that they have been moved to the San Diego Zoo. After saving a lemur from the Foosa, the gang is welcomed to Madagascar by the illustrious King Julien. While everyone gets acquainted, King Julien hatches a plan to make friends with the newcomers so that the herd will continue to be protected from the Foosa. That night, the Zoosters sleep soundly except for Alex who dreams of eating steak. Meanwhile, the Penguins reach Antarctica but promptly turn around when they realize that it is not the paradise they expected.

When Alex, Melman, Gloria and Marty wake the next day, it appears that Marty's birthday wish has come true. However, things take a turn when Alex's natural instincts and hunger begin to surface. Worried that he might hurt his friends, Alex leaves. The Penguins arrive with the ship, and Marty sneaks away to find Alex in foosa territory. When Marty encounters the Foosa, Alex hatches a plan to save his friend. In the end, the Lemurs are safe, the friends are reunited and the Penguins have the ship to take everyone home.

Songs

Act 1

It's Showtime: Company
Wild and Free: Marty, Zookeepers, Zooguests, Lionesses and Mason
Best Friends: Alex and Marty
Relax, Be Cool, Chill Out: Marty, Alex, Gloria, Melman, Penguins
Grand Central: Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, Penguins
Penguins' Sea Shanty: Penguins
Welcome to Me: King Julien, Lemurs
I Like To Move It: King Julien, Lemurs, Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman
Steak: Alex, Featured Dancers
Penguins' Sea Shanty (Reprise): Penguins

Act 2

Living in Paradise: Marty, King Julien, Gloria, Melman, Lemurs, Alex
Foosa Hungry: Featured Dancers
Best Friends (reprise): Marty
The King of Madagascar: Company
Together Forever: Company
Bows: Company
I Like to Move It (reprise): Company

Cast

  • Soren Adkin - King Julien
  • Mali Anderson - Marty
  • Jeremiah Appleby - Mason / Lemur
  • Miranda Appleby - Animal Control Officer / Lemur
  • Annabelle Brady - Lioness / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Lucy Brady - Animal Control Officer / Lemur
  • Tom Brusco - Newspaper Man / Lemur
  • Byron Bulluss - Alex
  • Nicky Bush - Ship’s Captain / Lemur
  • Madison Campbell - Lioness / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Charli Curtis - Lioness / Foosa Leader / Featured Dancer
  • Jai D’Alessandro - Mort
  • Zoe D’Alessandro - Lioness #1 / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Millie Davies - Kowalski
  • Sophie Fitchett - Lew the Lemur
  • Anthi Georgas - Lioness / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Niki Georgas - Rico
  • Martina Gitto - Animal Control Officer / Lemur
  • Cooper James - Cameraman / Lemur
  • Grace Jemison - Old Lady / Lemur
  • Erica Kitney - Zookeeper / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Freya Kitney - Animal Control Officer / Lemur
  • Stefan Krozian - Private
  • Sylvia Krozian - Zookeeper / Candy Hammernose / Lemur
  • Nathan Loyer - Lars the Lemur
  • Cynthia Ly - Maurice
  • Charlotte McLaverty - Lioness / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Mani Miller - Passerby / Lemur
  • Raphael Milmeister - Police Officer / Lemur
  • Tiahna Nickels - Gloria
  • Eve Opie - Lynn the Lemur
  • Kaleb Parkinson - Lee the Lemur
  • Amelia Pawsey - Zookeeper / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Megan Phoon - Skipper
  • Jordan Ratumu - Melman
  • Eva Santalucia - Animal Control Officer / Lemur
  • Isabella Stopajnik - Lioness / Foosa / Featured Dancer
  • Gabriela Tomova - Animal Control Officer / Lemur

Crew

  • Director - Victoria Rendall
  • Vocal Director - Elyse Carmichael
  • Choreographer - Stephanie Barcham
  • Production Manager - Andii Bell
  • Costume Design - Faye Rendall and Victoria Rendall
  • Set Design and Scenic Artist - Garry Barcham
  • Stage Manager - Craig Dewar
  • Lighting Design and Operation - Simon Horsburgh
  • Sound Design - Lachlan Campbell
  • Sound Operation - Yaz Sesta
  • Radio Mic Technician - Eleanor Horsburgh
  • Pyrotechnics - Mitch Prewett
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Laura Waters
  • Dome Operators - Ethan Bell, Casey Dewar, Hannah Ryan
  • Crew - Garry Barcham, Mitch Prewett
  • Dressmakers - Faye Rendall, Ronnie Pope, Tamara Bulluss, Karen Campbell, Martha Craig, Galina Dimitrova, Cheryl Prosser
  • Set Construction - Garry Barcham
  • Set Painting - Garry Barcham, Sally Bush, Wayne Kitney, friends of Players
  • Props - Andii Bell
  • Dressers - Stephanie Barcham, Martha Craig, Priyanka Dennis, Ashleigh Hickey, Sandy James, Henny Kong, Ronnie Pope, Faye Rendall, Victoria Rendall
  • Make-up and Hair - Melia Bell, Emily Franklin, Victoria Rendall, Laura Waters
  • Front of House Manager - Jacinta Parkinson
  • Front of House staff - Kelliann Brady, Shannon Browning, Tamara Bulluss, Sally Bush, Karen Campbell, Lainie Curtis, Michelle D'Alessandro, Trudy Fitchett, Christine Georgas, Sandra Gitto, Julia Go, Charli James, Angela Kitney, Keren Loyer, Sonia McLaverty, Jess Milmeister, Nat Miller, Carol-Lynne Mitchell, Vanessa Santalucia, Angela Stopajnik
  • Headshots - Andrea Berryman
  • Show Photography - James Oorloff Photography
  • Programme Design - Hannah Ryan
  • Marketing Manager and Media - Andii Bell
  • Flyer Design - Shannon McGuigan
  • Acknowledgements - City of Monash, Babirra Music Theatre, Bartfield Textiles, Samantha Broderick, Bunnings South Oakleigh, Elyse Carmichael, Claire de Frietas, Ian Nisbet Vocal Coaching, Jaqcui Dynan, Jenny Goldsmith, Kim Anh Fabrics, Kingston Food Hangar, Lighting Lab, Gabrielle O'Brien, Phill Scanlon Music Studios