“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


Summer 2018
Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Heritage Park

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.

Join us on opening night, June 22nd, for the annual Storybook Walk, in partnership with the Kearney Area Children’s Museum!



Lars/Server #4/Animal Control/Ship's Captain
King Julien/Zeke/Old Lady/Foosa
Kowalski/Foosa/Server #2
Rico/Candy/Lynn/Server #3
Maurice/Zelda/Mason/Police Officer
Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist
Music Director
Props Designer/Assistant Technical Director
Sound Technician
Technical Director
Costume Coordinator
Sound Technician
Stage Manager
Assistant Props Designer
Assistant Stage Manager