FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY THEATRE PERFORMS MADAGASCAR
Thursday – Saturday, April 6-8, 2017
On the heels of February’s production of Camp Rock, Four Rivers Community Theatre performs Madagascar Jr. Performances will be April 6,7,8. The show will open on Thursday evening, April 6 at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will be Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM and on Saturday, February 8 at both 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets are $5.00 for all ages.
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 the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. 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. Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world. Join the children from our Treasure Valley as they bring this new and exciting musical to the stage. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”.
155 kids have been cast in this production and more than 2,400 will see one of four free shows for school children. Children from Weiser, New Plymouth, Payette, Nyssa, Fruitland, Parma, Vale and Ontario along with other communities are in this production. These community theater plays are surprisingly good. We have quite a few extremely talented and artistic young people in our area communities. It is really enjoyable to see them hone their craft and become more adept at acting, singing and dancing with each production. Everyone who comes to these productions enjoys them. You do not need to have a child involved to appreciate these shows.
Four Rivers Community Theater produces 4 plays and one summer theater camp serving youth ages K-24. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to explore their confidence through performing arts. We are one of the only places offering this opportunity to Ontario and our surrounding communities of Fruitland, Payette, Weiser, Vale, Nyssa, Parma, New Plymouth. Performing arts experiences have been shown to develop executive skills, leadership, verbal and language skills and self-esteem. These are undisputed benefits to any child, but especially for low-income youth who is the majority of who we serve.