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

After the soaring success of Disney’s Aladdin JR. in Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton in 2018, Hunter Drama: ON TOUR continues to spread the magic in 2019 in these three locations on our epic musical theatre road trip.

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!”

After our hugely successful Singleton season we are so excited to be bringing this production to Cessnock!

Featuring an entirely local cast Cessnock’s finest young Hunter Drama performers.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Performance days: 19th-20th July 2019 BUY TICKETS HERE


This show is proudly supported by Thomas Allen Wines

The beautiful Moon Mountain vineyard with panoramic views and rich winemaking heritage is an iconic Hunter Valley location and home to Thomas Allen Wines since 2009.  A visit to Thomas Allen with its old vines, perfect aspect, exceptional wines and seriously passionate team will have you returning again… and again… and again…


Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Dates: July School Holidays

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