“Hilarious! Heartwarming! And a huge amount of fun!”

~ Broadway World

“Get ready to Move it! Move it! with the zany animals of Madagascar!”

~ Playbill

“Audiences of all ages will find themselves rooting for these lovable characters.”

~ Variety
Performance Dates


Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Heritage Park

June 22-July 3 at 7 p.m.

Adults – $5
Kids 10 and under – $1
Admission sales begin at 5:30pm for each performance.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in a musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar the Musical 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, Melman and Gloria – 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.

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park with these outlandish characters that are sure to have you “Move It, Move It!

Special support provided by the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation and the Arram Family Foundation.


Cast Members

Alex – Matthew Ryan Sather
Marty – Nathan Chester
Gloria – Michelle Ingle
Melman – Dylan Davis
King Julien/Zeke/Old Lady/Foosa – Chad Ferriell
Skipper/Foosa – Seth Mavigliano
Private/Mort/Server #1 – Kayli McIntyre
Kowalski/Foosa/Server #2 – Devon Hayakawa
Rico/Candy/Lynn/Server #3 – Meredith Waggoner
Lars/Servant #4/Animal Control/Ship’s Captain – Alexandra Thomas
Maurice/Zelda/Mason/Police Officer – Rebecca Russell

Production Team

Director – Becky Boesen
Music Director – Brian Botsford
Choreographer – Noelle Bohaty
Stage Manager – Jordan Jones
Assistant Stage Manager – Robbie Exstrom
Technical Director – Daniel Haussler
Assistant Technical Director – Carl Wampler
Scene Designer – Seamus Bourne
Costume Coordinator – Greta Zandstra
Props Designer – Carl Wampler
Assistant Props Designer – Keegan Austin
Sound Technicians – Colten Eggleston, Harley Mohlman
Scenic Artists – Alaina Smith, Bob Heiden
Carpenters – Alaina Smith, Cody Nelson, Emily Coffin, Gavin Johnson