What is Madagascar About?

If you’re still on the fence about registering for our Spring session of Madagascar because you’re unfamiliar with the story, allow us to shed some light on the topic for you!


Check out the trailer for the film here:

And now… for the play-by-play of Madagascar! Be warned: spoilers below. Don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happens in Madagascar – a Musical Adventure.

  1. Marty the zebra celebrates his tenth birthday at the Central Park Zoo with his friends Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, and Melman the giraffe. 
  2. Marty gets bored, and inspired by the zoo’s penguins– Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private– who are escaping from the zoo. Marty decides to break free from the routine by breaking out of the zoo.
  3. Alex, Melman, and Gloria follow Marty to try to convince him to come back. They all find each other in Grand Central Station, and are sedated with a tranquilizer gun after Alex’s attempts to communicate with humans are misunderstood as aggression.
  4. The zoo is forced to ship the escaped animals by sea to a Kenyan wildlife preserve after facing backlash from animal activists. The penguins take over the ship and set it on course for Antaarctica. In the scuffle, the crates containing the rest of the animals overboard. 
  5. The creatures wash ashore mistaking the coast of Madagascar for the the San Diego Zoo. They meet a pack of lemurs led by King Julien XIII.
  6. While Marty, Gloria, and Melman begin to enjoy their new setting, Alex finds himself hungrier and hungrier without the steady supply of raw steak he received at the zoo. A starving and disoriented Alex accidentally starts preying on his friends and is banished to the predator side of the island.
  7. When the penguins turn the ship around and head back to Madagascar, Marty sneaks over the predator side of the island to get Alex before returning to the ship and everyone lives happily ever after!

We hope this has made you a little more familiar with the premise of this fun story about zoo animals in the wild. Many classes are starting to fill up, so register today for one of our Beginning Acting, Production, or Broadway Babies class to “move it, move it” with DLC this Spring!


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