Madagascar - A Musical Adventure [World Premiere]

June 14, 2016
August 7, 2016
A Coterie World Premiere Musical

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Directed & Choreographed by Jerry Jay Cranford
Musical Direction by Anthony T. Edwards


It’s the world premiere (right here in Kansas City!) of a new musical for all ages (yes, even parents) of the much-loved madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar. See Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the always-plotting penguins. Their journey goes from the wilderness to just plain wild with King Julien. Join these crack-a-lackin’ friends and get ready to MOVE IT MOVE IT.


A world premiere family musical as part of The Coterie's Lab for New Family Musicals



Approximate running time:  70 minutes


Critics and Audiences agree...
Madagascar is a musical adventure for the whole family...

"The energy level in that theater could disrupt the orbit of a small planet...
By the time the company reprises Julien’s theme song,
everyone is a kid again, ready to 'move it, move it' right there in the aisles.
There’s really no way to resist. And why would you want to?"
- L. Lockerby, The Kansas City Star

"Fun-filled music and humor throughout the show make this a summer smash hit...
My younger girls really loved dancing with the entire audience and the actors."
- K. Light,

"Brightly costumed, colorful, high energy, and contains a strong
message about friendship and overcoming struggles...
Overall, the show sparkles and dazzles"

- B. Evans,

"Excellent! The cast was engaging, interactive and so talented!...
My grandkids loved it, and I did, too."
- Member