Atlantis Theatrical has announced the full cast of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, its maiden production for Atlantis Imaginarium Young Theatre. The show, based on the hit Dreamworks Animated Motion Picture will open on August 2, 2019 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure follows the story of Alex the Lion and his friends Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe. Alex is the king of the urban jungle, basking in his popularity as the main attraction in New York's Central Park Zoo. Along with his friends, he has spent his whole life before an admiring public, with everything and everyone at his beck and call. Curious to see what else is out there, his best friend Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and escapes from the zoo into the city. This sets off the madcap journey the four zoosters embark on, from Grand Central Station to the incredibly zany world of King Julien’s Madagascar!
Leading the cast as Alex the Lion is Markus Mann, who recently made his debut on the Philippine stage as part of The Drifters in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Markus was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. He is thrilled to be back in Manila doing what he loves best.
Joining Markus is Nelsito Gomez as Marty the Zebra. Nel was last seen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Neil Sedaka. His notable work in theater include Louis in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Alfonso Ossorio in Angry Christ, and Asher Lev in My Name is Asher Lev. Gloria the Hippo will be played by Sarah Facuri who will also be Associate Director for the production. Sarah’s theater credits include Kinky Boots, American Idiot, Secret Garden, The Sound of Music and most recently, Waitress. She is also a regular faculty member of the Atlantis Musical Theater Workshops. Making his theater comeback as Melman the Miraffe is Altair Alonso who was last seen in Atlantis Theatrical’s Jersey Boys. Altair has had several shows under his belt such as Saturday Night Fever, The Full Monty, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, and The Addams Family.
The four friends meet the zany king of Madagascar himself, King Julien, to be played by George Schulze. George was last seen as Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. He was also part of Waitress, Hair, Monty Python’s Spamalot and 50 Shades! The Musical Parody.
Completing this roster of young and talented actors are Mica Fajardo, Jep Go, Barbara Jance, Franco Ramos, and Ber Reyes.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure is directed by Steven Conde, with choreography by Cecile Martinez, musical direction by Farley Asuncion, set design by Lawyn Cruz, lighting design by Pocholo Nario, projection design by GA Fallarme, costume design by Jay Lorence Cunanan, sound design by Glendfford Malimban, hair and makeup design by Jaydee Jasa, vocal coaching by Arman Ferrer, and puppet design and coaching by Kayla Teodoro and Marvin Choa.
The Asian premiere of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure will run from August 2 to 18, 2019. Buy four tickets and get another one for free! Terms and conditions apply. Book now at www.ticketworld.com.ph or call +632-891-9999.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure is presented by Atlantis Imaginarium Young Theatre and Maybank Performing Arts Center. Puppets provided by Puppet Theater Manila.