Welcome to SEASON SPOTLIGHT! Here we will take an in-depth look at the shows in the 2017-18 season and give you a little insight into what you can expect in the upcoming season.
October 6-22, 2017
Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture.
Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Somellian.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Audiences will get wild in this stage adaptation of the popular Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture, Madagascar, playing October 6-22. Long-time Rose teaching artist Kevin Ehrhart will direct the production.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure features all the furry friends from the film – Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melvin the Giraffe and even lemur King Julian and the perpetually plotting penguins. The unlikely menagerie embarks on an exciting expedition that takes them from the safety of Central Park Zoo to mysterious Madagascar.
“Madagascar helps us move beyond our impulsive responses to major challenges in life. It’s a show about emotional maturity, wrapped within a hilariously fun time,” says Rose Artistic Director Matthew Gutschick.
With its animal antics and adventures, the must-see manic musical is 60 minutes long without an intermission and is recommended for families with children ages five and up. Madagascar: A Musical Adventure will be presented on Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There will be 10 am performances on Sunday, October 15 and Sunday, October 22. Interpretation for the hearing impaired and audio description services for the blind will be offered at the 2 pm show on Saturday, October 14. The 5 pm performance on Saturday, October 14 is designated as sensory-friendly, with special accommodations made for families attending with a child on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. Contact The Rose Box Office for information on the resources available for families.