Are you ready to go Wild with TCS?
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 favourite 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!”
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Auditions will be held on the Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of July
21st August: 9 - 4pm - Singing rehearsals - FULL CAST required
28th August: 9 - 4pm - Singing rehearsals - FULL CAST required
10th & 11th September: singing and big numbers dancing, some dialogue
Saturday 17th September – Sunday 2nd October
Daily rehearsals from 9am – 5pm throughout the school holidays (some evenings if required)
Bump In: Saturday 1st October
Tech week: 3rd, 4th,5th & 6th October evenings 5.30pm– 9pm
Week 1 Friday 7 Oct - 7pm Saturday 8 Oct - 2pm Matinee Saturday 8 Oct - 7pm Sunday 9 Oct - 2pm Matinee
Week 2 Friday 14 Oct - 7pm Saturday 15 Oct - 2pm Matinee Saturday 15 Oct - 7pm Sunday 16 Oct - 2pm Matinee
Cast age range is between 5 to 18 years of age.
All main roles must be over the age of 12 years.
All main roles will be double cast. This means that each cast will get 4 performances each. If you are auditioning for a main role, you will also be required to be at the show on your “off” night to assist the production. Main cast will also have the responsibility to act as mentors for younger members of the cast. We are looking for mature kids with awesome talent, great attitude, friendliness and the ability to get along well with others.
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. A great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. This role is for a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. We want our audience to root for Marty. They should be a perfect complement to Alex.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
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. This role is for a performer who can act and sing. Gloria is the caretaker of the group.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4
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. This is for a performer who can sing well but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Skipper the Penguin: 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.
King Julien: King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing.
A3 - B4
Parts to be cast within the ensemble:
Kowalski: Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that.
Rico: The brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight.
Private: Their primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise.
Maurice: Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien.
Mort: Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak.
The Zookeepers: Zelda, Zoe and Zeke.
Mason the Monkey
Cameraman, Candy Hammernose, Subway passengers, Old Lady, Police Officers, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain
No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so we will cast a colourful group of characters in these fun roles. We will also cast a small dedicated dance ensemble who will be featured in the dance numbers.
Dance ensemble members will be expected to be strong singers and actors also.
There is a cost involved with this production. A $80 levy per child will need to be paid once casted in Madagascar Jr. This cost includes insurance, a show shirt and absorbs our membership fee.
A show can only take the stage with the help of many volunteers. If your child is casted in this show parents/carers will be required to take responsibility for their child’s costume (as aided by the costume team).
Cast members will need to provide their own shoes. Specifics will be disclosed once casted.
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. will be staged by Townsville Choral Society in the Townsville Choral Society Hall, 485 Sturt Street, Townsville led by a team of rising stars.
Director: Carla Lejarraga
Assistant Director: Declan Keyes-West
Vocal Directors: Sophie Ricca & Emily Lafferty
Choreographers: Lara Stewart & Amaya Lejarraga
Costume Design: Carla Lejarraga, Judy Atzeni, Marianne Milani and students of SMMC
Set Design: Emily Molloy
Set Realisation: Emily Molloy & Miguel Lejarraga
Production Manager: Rebecca Larsen
Production Assistant: Campbell Briggs
Marketing: Declan Keyes-West & TCS Marketing Committee
TCS Committee Representative: Elleigh Weston