Press Release: Move it, Move It with the premiere of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.
“Move it, Move It” with the premiere of
“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” July 12, 13, 14
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo for a crack-a-lackin’ story for the whole family!
DREXEL HILL, PA— (June 29, 2017) —Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” features brand new songs sure to keep everyone dancing in their seats. Audience members can follow their furry friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and travel on journey to the crazy world of King Julien’s Madagascar.Performances are July 12, 13 and 14 at 10:30 am and on July 13 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
Upper Darby Summer Stage will transform into the colorful, jungle world of the island of Madagascar. Alex the Lion (John Fioravanti of Conshohocken) and his best friends Marty the Zebra (AnthonyFlamminio of Drexel Hill), Melman the Giraffe (Alex Oullaf of Clifton Heights), and Gloria the Hippo (Annajean Gionta of Ardmore) have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Everything changes when curiosity overcomes Marty and he plots their escape, aided by everyone’s favorite wacky penguins.
Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City.
The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is recommended for ages four and up with free babysitting in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.
A Summer Stage show is a unique experience for all ages. Prior to the children’s performances young audience members can enjoy pre-show activities and a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!
For more information about “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
About Upper Darby Summer Stage:
Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.
Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 11 in the Apprentice Program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include the Apprentice Program (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.
Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.
Anne Marie holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Kutztown University. She has worked professionally in Philadelphia and Delaware County in stage management, directing, and producing. She is the owner of Nightcap Cabaret, Philadelphia’s philanthropic cabaret company. Over the past 20 years, Anne Marie has worked with Mazeppa Productions, The Walnut Street Theatre, Upper Darby Summer Stage, Encore Entertainment, Rockwell Productions, Media Theater, Players Club of Swarthmore, and Narberth Community Theatre, among others. Anne Marie served as a Barrymore nominator for Theatre Philadelphia for the 16/17 season and currently serves as an adjudicator for Philadelphia Independence Awards.
She is currently Editor-in-chief for Philly Review.
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