The Magic Valley School of Performing Arts presents Madagascar Jr. this June 7-9. 2nd-8th graders are invited to take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.
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 your 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.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.
Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
Recognizing the variety of gifts and talents given to us by God, we All Come Together for the love of acting and performing. Because every production is a working theater class, your child(ren) will learn all aspects of a drama production; they will help build sets, learn lines, receive acting direction and rehearse choreography. By performance time, they will have a great understanding of everything that goes into a drama production.
Tryouts are held for lead roles, but all cast members have a stage role of some type in the production. Rehearsals begin in September and the production is generally in January. Drama is open to all students K5 through senior high, and casts are split into Junior and Senior troupes. This is a great opportunity for your child to experience live theatre…maybe for the first time!
I have been involved in the arts almost all of my life, from pursuing my own talents in choir, theater, and visual arts, to observing others showcase their talents. Through my younger years, high school, and college years, the arts are something that I have always found time for. I moved to Twin Falls, Idaho with my husband Johnny in 2014. He and I have been married for 11 years and our little family includes our cocker spaniel Liya.
Being on MSVPA board for the last year and half has been such a great opportunity, but there was an underlying passion to see our program built and supported more. There is much potential and I am excited to impact and support that. What is most important to me is helping the kids of Magic Valley to find their talents and give them venues in which they can grow those talents. I have a passion for kids and for giving them opportunities to give glory to God and growing the talents that He as given them.
“Father show us the gifts and talents your have given us . Let us learn to use them for your glory” ~ 1 Peter 4:10