Madagascar – Five Fast Facts

We’re so excited to bring the 2005 DreamWorks Animation feature film Madagascar to dazzling life on our stage this Spring in Madagascar – a Musical Adventure. In anticipation of these fun-filled Spring drama classes, we’ve put together a couple of facts to get you in the Madagascar spirit. Are you ready??

  1. None of the main character animals (lion, zebra, giraffe, or hippo) are actually housed at the real-life Central Park Zoo. The Zoo does have penguins, though.

  2. In real life, King Julien wouldn’t be the king. In lemur tribes, they follow a matriarchal structure. The female lemurs are the ones who lead the tribes and do most of the fighting. Fans of the original movie generally reconcile this because Maurice, King Julien’s right-hand-lemur, announces him as the “self-proclaimed king of the lemurs.”
  3. Alex the lion considers himself to be an actor even though he’s also a great dancer.
  4. Gloria the hippo is a talented dancer and tightrope walker.
  5. In addition to numerous other ailments and phobias, Melman the giraffe ironically and hilariously suffers from Acrophobia (a fear of heights).

Thanks for stopping by for some of these fun facts about Madagascar. We adapted them from the Madagascar Wiki, so if you’re itching for some more Madagascar trivia, check them out! We hope to see you on our stage this Spring in a Production Class (grades 3-12, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays), Beginning Acting Class (grades K-2, Fridays or Saturdays), or Broadway Babies Class (ages 3-5, Saturdays or Tuesdays). Register by February 15th for $15 off tuition!

Summer Camp Spotlight #2

We’re ready to talk about more of our exciting Summer camp sessions that are coming this year. From 1-, 2-, 3-, and (new this year) 4-week sessions, we have options all summer long that will keep your budding performer engaged and take your summer vacation into account. To help you decide which session or sessions will be the best fit for your camper this summer, we’ve returned to highlight yet another session to give you a better idea of what you can expect. Next up, we’ve got…

Broadway Babies: Preschool Drama Camps!

We’re offering the largest number ever of Broadway Babies Summer Drama Camps for our youngest campers. Offered for preschoolers aged 3-5 years old, these half day camps are a great way to either introduce your preschooler to a new activity or help them continue building self confidence and self expression through performing. Centered around the topics that interest preschoolers the most, our Broadway Babies can expect to have a blast learning songs and dances and spending time with their favorite characters for a whole week. Throughout the course of a Broadway Babies session, campers can expect:

  • to learn songs and scenes based on the topic of the week
  • to create arts and crafts that will be used in their final performance
  • to play drama games that will help campers grow in their comfort with their peers
  • to share what they have learned in a performance for family and friends at the conclusion of each week

Let your young performer’s star shine bright this summer whether it’s a single session or all seven! Here’s what’s on the Broadway Babies lineup this summer:

​Beat Bug: June 18 – 22

PJ Masks: June 25 – 29​

Adventures with Olaf: July 2 – 6 (no camp 7/4)

My Little Pony Parade: July 9 – 13

Elena & Jake: July 23 – 27

Paw Patrol: July 30 – August 3

Moana’s Island: August 6 – 10

  • Time: 9:45 – 11:45am
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Tuition: $130 (specialty pricing for Adventures with Olaf session)*

*Helpful Hint: Broadway Babies camps still qualify for our Doorbuster Discount. Register by February 15th for $15 off tuition for each Broadway Babies session ($10 off Adventures with Olaf). If you register for all seven Broadway Babies Summer Drama Camps during the Doorbuster period, that’s a savings of $100! 

Check out all of our Broadway Babies offerings as well as our other Summer Drama Camps today! Register now while you still have your choice of sessions. Many of these camps fill very early.

 

Winter Enrollment Update

Time is running out to participate in our exciting Winter session of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! This fantastical tale based on one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved novels has been set to music by hit Broadway duo Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). Tuesday Elementary/Middle School started this week, and the rest of our popular Production Classes are slated to start soon.

Ms. Amy’s Tuesday Elementary/Middle Musical Theatre on the first day of class – Winter 2017-18

Here’s a quick update on where we stand with our classes. If you’ve been on the fence about registering, now is the time to commit so that you don’t miss out!

  • Tuesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Amy): Started this week. A few slots still remain. Call us at (410) 849-6335 to register by phone and set up an audition before the start of the next class.
  • ​Wednesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Debbie): Starts next week. A handful of spots remain. Register online or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.​
  • Friday Elementary (with Ms. Debbie): Starts January 5. Only a few spots remain, and this class routinely fills. Register online today to ensure you can participate in this highly-coveted class.
  • Saturday Middle/High School (with Ms. Amy): Starts January 6. Over half full, and this class routinely fills. Don’t wait until the holidays to try to register. Secure your spot online today or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.
  • Homeschool Musical Theatre (with Ms. Sarah): Starts January 4. Ask about our sibling discounts and enrollment deposit program. This is also a great class for groups from small independent schools. Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 to talk with us about partnering with your local Montessori school or Homeschool Co-Op for a discounted rate.​

That’s not all we’ve got in store this Winter. Also check out our Broadway Babies: Fairy Tale Adventure classes for preschool students and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty presented by our Beginning Acting Classes. Both of those programs begin in the New Year and are filling up quickly!

Do you have any other questions? Drop us a line in the form below and we’ll get right back to you!

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New Broadway Babies Session

If your preschooler can’t wait until January to start the next session of Broadway Babies drama classes, we’ve got some exciting news for you! Due to popular demand, we’ve just opened a new session. Broadway Babies: Pony Parade will run from November 4 – December 16!

Join Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, and all the ponies of Equestria and jump into a world of friendship and fun! Students will learn singing, dancing, and acting skills as they work as part of a theatrical team. Class session culminates in a final showcase for family and friends featuring props created by the students during craft time.

Class Time: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am

Class Dates: November 4 – December 16 (No class 11/25)

Ages: 3-5

Tuition: $95

Class starts in a few short weeks– register today!