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??
- 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.
- 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.”
- Alex the lion considers himself to be an actor even though he’s also a great dancer.
- Gloria the hippo is a talented dancer and tightrope walker.
- 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!