Barbara Shimer, director of theater at Lincoln Trail College, has announced details for the Children’s Summer Theater production of Madagascar JR. 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. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
In the CST workshop, students will work with high school and college student mentors under the direction of Tara Gallion through the entire process of preparing and performing a musical, including auditions, blocking, and costuming as well as singing and choreography.
The workshop begins May 30 and will meet each weekday from 9 to 11 a.m. through June 23. Performances will be on June 23 and 24 at 7 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on June 25 at 2 p.m.
The workshop is for children and youth age 6 through 14. The cost is $100 for the four-week workshop. Registration opens May 1. Cast size is limited to sixty. Auditions for roles will be the first day of the workshop, May 30.
Adults and high-school-aged students interested in volunteering as crew members are eligible to receive free college credit.
To register or for more information, call the LTC Performing Arts Office at 618-544-8657 ext. 1433.