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Madagascar Jr. Auditions

Shoals Community Theatre
Event organized by Shoals Community Theatre

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Audition Dates: Saturday April 7, 2018 at 2:00, and Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2:00

Hey Kids! DO YOU LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT? Because we LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT! We are calling all DANCERS, SINGERS, and ACTORS, come on out and audition for Gingerbread’s summer musical! This year it’s “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.,” based on the DreamWorks Animation movie.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Gingerbread stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.” follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they 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.

Directed by Julia Matthews
Musical Direction by Elise Gilchrist
Choreographed by Amari Gamble

Many leads, featured roles, ensemble parts, and featured dancers for children aged 8 to 18

Audition Details: Come prepared to introduce yourself and sing “Happy Birthday To You” or “Twinkle Little Star” in the style of your choosing. Further audition material such as music and choreography will be taught at auditions.

Show dates: June 28, 2018-July 1, 2018

Cast Size: Large 21 And Up
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown:
Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends.
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild.
Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman.
Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation.
The Penguins
The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise.
The Zookeepers
The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo.
Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally.
The Lemurs
The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa.
King Julien is the Lemurs leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are Lemurs.
The Foosa
The Lionesses
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain
New Yorkers and Animals