A Musical Adventure

July 13

August 27, 2017

in CST's Courtyard Theater

based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
book by Kevin Del Aguila
original music + lyrics by
George Noriega + Joel Someillan
directed & choreographed by Rachel Rockwell

Spectacular... flashy, fantastic and just plain fun. A stellar cast of some of Chicago’s finest talents!

Chicago Theatre Review

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The Play

A wild and wacky adventure awaits Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe and those pesky, plotting Penguins when they stage a jailbreak from New York’s Central Park Zoo. After busting out of their home and landing on the faraway island of Madagascar, these furry friends encounter the madcap antics of the outrageous King Julien and his fellow island inhabitants in a musical celebration of friendship. The nonstop escapades and rollicking pop score will have audiences of all ages wanting to “Move It, Move It!” with their favorite characters. Share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer with this family-friendly 70-minute adaptation. 



Video: A Wild & Wacky Adventure Awaits

Gallery: Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Gallery: Gallery: Audience Praise for "Madagascar"


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Critical Acclaim

“70 minutes of non-stop joy! Irresistible actor-singer-dancers take full command of the stage," declares Chicago Sun-Times.
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Access Program

CST looks to provide the best possible seats and service to make our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons.
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About the Director

Celebrated Chicago director Rachel Rockwell returns for her tenth production at CST.
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The Players

Creative Team

Rachel Rockwell Director/Choreographer

Jermaine Hill Music Director

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Jesus Perez Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Shawn Sagady Projections Designer

Sarah Ross Puppetry Designer

Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig and Make-Up Designer

Matt Deitchman  Orchestrator

Ericka Mac Associate Director/Choreographer


Jordan Brown Alex

Sam Shankman Kowalski/Ensemble

Ciera Dawn Ensemble

Gilbert Domally Marty

Lisa Estridge Gloria

Aaron Holland King Julien

Ron King Ensemble

Garrett Lutz Ensemble

Leah Morrow Skipper

Hanah Rose Nardone Candy

Stephen Schellhardt Melman

Erica Stephan Private

Adrienne Storrs Rico

Holly Strauder Ensemble

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