Shore Road Presents ‘Madagascar Jr.’

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Under the direction of Randi Andersen, Mallory Cogen and Laura Laude, the Shore Road Musical Theatre Production Club’s talented cast and crew drew a packed house during performances of the musical drama “Madagascar Jr.” After a preview matinee for Winthrop Avenue fourth-grade students, the club entertained audiences with their rendition of Kevin Del Aguila’s adventure about residents of the Central Park Zoo, who while escaping from their comfy surroundings, took a trip of a lifetime to Madagascar and learned valuable life lessons about appreciating home and the friendships they have come to value.

On stage, Chloe Boyle played the lead role of Marty (zebra) with Jack Messinger as Alex (lion), Hannah Levine as Gloria (hippo), Noelle McIntosh as Melman (giraffe) and Giovanni Scimeca as Mason (monkey). Comedic lines and actions were portrayed by a group of penguins and lemurs, as well as a cast of other talented actors as they sang popular music from the DreamWorks Animation motion picture including “I Like to Move It,” “Relax, Be Cool, Chill Out” and “Steak.”

The show’s success was also due to the artistic talents of set committee chairperson Liz Brillantino, costume committee chairpersons Alison Prainito and Lisa Warren and lighting director Glen Davis.