Due to the current pandemic, we will be asking participants to submit video auditions via Dropbox. Every participant must register online to be considered. The link to submit your audition will be emailed along with your audition confirmation. Information to prepare your audition are found below:
Please choose one monologue. Act out and record it! Monologues are below.
King Julian, the king of the lemurs, is announcing his royal arrival and asks Alex, the lion, to stay to protect the lemurs from the Foosas.
King Julian monologue:
Here I am. The King, the head of your honcho. Come out my little lemurs. Hello everyone and welcome to me, you cavalcade of weirdos! I am the feature attraction here, the big cheese, you know, the main event. Please feel free to bask in my glow. Don’t trouble your humongous heads about it. Tonight you will sleep here with us! Take Mr. Alex to the comfiest patch of dirt we own! You’re going to like this. Nighty night, angel. You other freaks can sleep here too.
Alex, the lion, is trying to find help for him and his friends when suddenly he scares a Foosa.
Great, let’s find out who’s in charge around here. Relax, I got this. Hi! Hey, how ya doin’? Listen, we just got in from New York. Are there any zoo officials anywhere? I’m Alex. You know, Alex the Lion? Perhaps you’ve heard of me? King of New York City? Roar!!! (Confused) What happened? Children love me! Hiiii theeerree!
Gloria, the hippo, is wishing Marty, the zebra, a happy birthday when he mentions he wants to
go to the wild and then he runs away.
Happy birthday, Marty! We made you something sweet. Let’s go! Make a wish, babycakes. C’mon, tell us what you wished for! Oh, for crying out loud, Marty. Would you just tell us? Tell us. I just mentioned Connecticut! I didn’t think he’d run away! Will you stop being such a yellow-bellied scardeypants? C’mon! Alex, let’s go!
See the example videos and the instructional video below. Create a video executing the choreography to submit with your audition.
Music can be found below: (2:21-2:46)
Choose a cut of music that shows off your range. Try to keep your song length between 45 seconds and 1 minute. Disney songs would be a good fit.
2020 Broadway in the Park
Participation is Free
Due by June 23rd
July 13th - 23rd
Big Woods Elementary
Facebook Watch party
Currently, due to the pandemic we are not allowed to have our park performances. We will continue to communicate with our the Ciy of Otsego regarding our programming and adapt to the current guidelines from the CDC and MDH. A recording will be made of their final rehearsal and we will host a Facebook watch party for family and friends to see the hard work of our participants. Emails with details will be sent closer to the start of rehearsals.
We are hopeful that we may be able to perform at the park so we ask that you leave the dates and times below open.
Otsego Prairie Center
9:00am - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner at Prairie Center
All participants must participate in strike.
Otsego Prairie Center
Call Time: 8:00am
Entertainment in the Park Performance: 10am
All participants must participate in strike.
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.
• Currently, due to the pandemic we are not allowed to have our park performances. We will continue to communicate with our the Ciy of Otsego regarding our programming and adapt to the current guidelines from the CDC and MDH. A recording will be made of their final rehearsal and we will host a Facebook watch party for family and friends to see the hard work of our participants. Emails with details will be sent closer to the start of rehearsals.
Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Cast a great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Cast a young man who is a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. You want your audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex.
Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. This a great part for a performer who can act, sing and who can serve as the caretaker of the group.
Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation. Pick a performer who can sing well but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices.
The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. Cast these four primary roles with performers who work well together. This is a fun opportunity to cast your youngest performers.
The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. Zelda has a large solo in the opening, so cast your best singer amongst the Zookeepers in that role.
Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go.
The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Find a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun smaller roles for young actors with bold personalities.
The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Cast an actor who has a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. For the rest of Fossa, choose an ensemble that can create a dominating pack of predators.
Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Cast three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together.
The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers.
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines. Remember! No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so cast a colorful group of characters in these fun roles.
New Yorkers and Animals
The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Remind these groups to be bold, specific and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang!