Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.

Hunter Drama: ON TOUR continues to spread the magic in 2019 with two new locations on our epic musical theatre road trip.

After the soaring success of Disney’s Aladdin JR. in Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton in 2018, we now welcome Armidale and Taree to our family with this crack-a-lakin’ musical adventure.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Featuring an entirely local cast of Singleton, Maitland and Cessnocks finest young Hunter Drama performers.


Please note: Students successfully cast in this production must be enrolled in a 2019 Hunter Drama Course.



Singleton Civic Centre

Performance days: 12th – 13th April 2019


Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Performance days: 19th-20th July 2019


Maitland Town Hall

Performance days: 4th-5th October 2019

Director: Ali Hodge

Where: Singleton, Cessnock & Maitland

Dates: April, July, October

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