A musical adventure
Audience members may have no choice but to “move it, move it” when Madagascar hits the stage next month.
For the first time in the Bay of Plenty, the stage show version of Dreamworks’ Madagascar will play by Steps Performing Arts students.
The stage show is based on the animated adventure musical movie— abox office success with children— about a group of zoo animals breaking out of their confines at Central Park Zoo to go out and experience the big wide world.
Director Paula Harrison says the musical is very upbeat, fun, colourful and everyone will recognise the characters.
They will also recognise the toe-tapping feature song I Like To Move It.
Marty the zebra (Aria Chiari), is celebrating his 10th birthday with his friends and he longs to experience life outside of the zoo’s walls and to be wild and free.
He leaves the zoo with his friends.
In pursuit Alex (Caley McCulloch), Melman (Flynn Harris), Gloria (Abby Ozanne) and Mason, the penguins search for him in New York City but after reuniting, the animals are chased by the police and felled by tranquilizer darts. They awake on a ship trapped in crates.
The animals end up shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar were they meet illustrious King Julien (Shania Morrissey), Maurice (Natasha Bowen) Mort (Mia Chiari) other lemurs and the foos as.
Paula likens the journey of the animals to Steps students.
“They are experimenting with new skill sets as they venture into new territory personally and creatively, and they are forming new friendships through the shared experience of
Steps actors run wild on stage when they perform musical adventure Madagascar. Pictured is Flynn Harris, Aria Chiari, Shania Morrissey, Caley McCulloch, Abby Ozanne, Natasha Bowen and Mia Chiari.