Civic Youth Theatre Musical
A SW Michigan Premiére
Each season, since the early 1940's, thousands of youth from the greater Kalamazoo area have been entertained and educated through attendance of or participation in our Civic Youth Theatre program. For many of our young patrons, a Youth Theatre production serves as an introduction to theatre as an art form. Youth involved in a production learn very quickly that it takes a lot of hard work to put on a show. As they memorize lines, paint scenery and collect props, they are also building friendships and develop self-confidence that will last them a lifetime.
Alex the Lion is the king of the urban jungle and 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 exceptional penguins - to explore the world. Join Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins, as they bound onto the 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 find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"...a high energy joy ride for kids"
- Broadway World
Youth (Ages 9 to a Senior in High School)
Sunday, December 16th at 4:00pm
Monday, December 17th at 4:00pm
March 8th - March 15th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Youth Audition Workshops
Saturday, December 8th, 2018
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9th at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, March 9th at 4:00pm
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm (Meet the Company)
Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30am
Wednesday, March 13th at Noon
Thursday, March 14th at 9:30am
Thursday, March 14th at Noon
Saturday, March 15th at 7:30pm
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.