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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.