Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences Presents: Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Come “Move It, Move It” at the Lincolnshire Marriott as Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences Presents a special one-hour presentation of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure! Follow Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the mischievous penguins in a musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the hit movie Madagascar, watch at these lovable characters journey from their New York Zoo to the jungles of Madagascar. All performances are followed by a question and answer session with the cast. It is playing now through April 15th.

Photos Courtesy of The Marriott Theater and Amy Boyle Photography.

We were curious to see how a Dreamworks movie could be adapted to live theater. The creative use of costumes and puppetry blew us away. Costume designer and assistant director Jesus Perez assured us that “Madagascar is already an established idea, but since this is a live production and not a movie, it has opened up a world of creativity for us. This is the perfect vehicle for me as a designer to bring this fantastical world to life.”

Photos Courtesy of The Marriott Theater and Amy Boyle Photography.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is a perfect way to introduce little ones to live theater. To be honest, I was worried that my four-year-old would have a hard time sitting through the hour-long show. He’s been known to make us leave a movie theater 30 minutes into the showing because it’s “too boring.” At Madagascar, he sat in my husband’s lap and watched the entire production in awe. Later, he told us his favorite part was the “penguins’ mouths and how they moved when talking.”

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Don’t forget to check out Tracy’s review of Seussical the Musical. She has useful tips for going seeing a show at the Marriott with little ones.  We didn’t have to use the washroom during the show, and had no idea there was a TV in the lobby by the bathroom! Thank you Tracy.

Photos Courtesy of The Marriott Theater and Amy Boyle Photography.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure runs most Tuesdays through Sundays at 10:00 a.m. with certain performances at 12:30 p.m. Visit the Marriott Theatre online or call (847) 634-0200 for the exact schedule, as show times and dates may vary. Single ticket prices are $17.23 per person. Groups of 20 or more receive a discount by calling (847) 634-5909. Free parking is available at all shows. To reserve tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at (847) 634-0200 or reserve online.

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences
10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire | (847) 634-0200
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Disclosure: The writer received tickets to the media preview in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are the writer’s own, and no further compensation was received.

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Rosemary is a mom who wears many hats. She is a working mom who has her own business, Rosie Bridges Photography, works full time and has two little boys (Gabriel 1/11 & Rafael 11/12). Together with her husband, David, they set off to find adventures all over Lake County. Rosemary moved to Lake County from Chicago as a teenager and has been a resident for over 10+ years. Although the big city lights have a special place in her heart, the quiet suburbs won her over to raise her children in. Rosemary also blogs and podcasts on with David about Parenting in the technology age. You can find her on social media on Twitter @rosie_bridges and Instagram @rosiebridges.

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