Loads of fun. Thoroughly recommend it. Kids did an amazing job.
Lovely short and sweet production. Recommend it as a fun holiday activity.
Krackalacken Good Fun…
The atmosphere was energized from the moment I walked into the Theatre Royal to attend the Nelson Youth Theatre production of Dreamwork’s Madagascar a musical adventure Jr. The kids in the lobby were itching with excitement – many of them going to their first live theater production. Booster seats in hand as the doors opened they were transported into magical world where Marty a Zebra at the Central Park Zoo makes a birthday wish to go back to the wild where he was born. Marty drags all his animal mates on this crazy one hour adventure from New York to Madagascar.
The moment Marty bounds on stage we know we are in for an incredible performance. Marty played by Tiana Simpson has an incredible voice, excellent comedic timing and wonderful stage presence. Alex – Marty’s best friend and sidekick played wonderfully by Michaela Carruthers adds to the misadventure and the two lead a wonderful cast. King Julian played by Sophia Evans with her Jamaican me crazy attitude and excellent vocals had us laughing in our seats and Casey Jenkinson was Skipper the leader of the Penguin Brigade who stay in character the entire show. The entire chorus in this production is to be commended as the vocals were strong and added to the total effect of the show. They had so many costume changes and parts to play, kudos to the entire costume and makeup team as they were fun and effective – especially the steak!
It was nice to see so many young people working the lights, and assisting backstage. These Jr. productions are perfect for young audience members as parents are encouraged to allow their young children to get up and dance and or sing any of the songs they know. In addition, at the end of the show they can come up on stage and have their photos taken with main characters. Kids are encouraged to come in costume as they can win a pass to Natureland for best costume at the performance As Marty says get “Krackalacken” and get your tickets to this wonderful production.
Wednesday October 3 at 2:00 and 7:00pm
Thursday October 4 at 2:00 and 7:00pm
Friday October 5 at 2:00 pm