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Wellesley Theatre Project Present, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. November 17-19th at Babson College’s Sorenson Center

by Beth on November 11th, 2017
Photo 1-Lost in NYC

From Left to Right: Melman (Paige Stephenson), Alex (Leo Harmon, Marty (Thatcher Brown), and Gloria (Marin Grundig) try to read the Subway map while lost in NYC.

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. Friday, November 17 at 5pm and 8pm, and Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at 2pm and 5pm. All performances will take place at Babson College’s The Sorenson Center, located at 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA 02482.  Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Specially based on the smash hit 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 King Julien’s Madagascar.

Photo 3 -Melman, Alex, Marty, Gloria

From Left to Right: The gang including Melman (Mya Kim), Alex (Nate Madden), Marty (Tessa Barron), and Gloria (Zoe O’Shea) strike a pose at the Central park Zoo!

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins for songs like “I Like to Move It” and “Best Friends” in this musical adventure of a lifetime. Will they make it back home to New York, or will they get eaten by the hungry foosas?

 

Due to a high demand in participation there are two talented casts filled with 50 students between the ages of seven and thirteen that comprise and electric ensemble of ZooKeepers, Zoo Guests, Lemurs, Penguins and other exciting animals. Cast members of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Auburndale, Natick, Needham, Newton, and Concord.

The Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. production staff includes: Hillary Drew, Director; Luciana Fionda, Choreographer; Eric Anderson Jr., Music Director; Alexa Lambert, Stage Manager; Ben Rush, Scenic & Lighting Designer; and Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer.  Words and Music are by George Noriega and Joel Someillan, and the book is by Kevin Del Aguila. Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. is produced through special arrangements with Musical Theatre International.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP’s Winter/Spring classes and productions including Cinderella, 13: The Musical, and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). In addition, registration is open for 2018 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. The production camps are: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Grades 2-8), James and the Giant Peach (Grades 2-12), and 1776: An American Musical (Grades 9-12).

For more information about Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr. or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781- 235-1550.


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