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 Redhill School stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favourite 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.

Redhill's Commitment

Redhill made a commitment in 2016 to its community and audiences that it was to begin staging productions of the highest quality. Redhill believes in zero compromise when it comes to performance excellence and 2017’s production bears testimony to this.

More about Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.

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!

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

The performance is approximately 60 minutes long, with no intermission. The show is recommended for ages four and up.

The Creative Team

Director – Michael Watt
Michael is the Prep School’s Head of Visual and Performing Arts. He has a strong musical background, having performed in concerts in the US and Europe as well as composing music for films. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Musicology and has musically directed many school productions.


Designer – Kim Harms
Kim teaches art in the Prep School. She is an experienced visual arts teacher with a number of accolades to her name, especially since her classes have won many national and international art competitions. In 1997, her art class won the Nelson Mandela- UNESCO Children’s Art Competition and Nelson Mandela presented the prize personally to the class. The winning art students represented South Africa at the Children’s Summit in Paris. Kim was also invited by the Council of Europe to meet the Secretary General for her work done in the Poverty Poster Art Competition. She has worked with UNESCO in art workshops in Soshanguve. She has done three international art exchanges and her art students have won the Ericsson Design Competition. Her art students were the first to have an exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Kim’s passion is teaching art and inspiring her students to see the magic in artistic engagement.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | 19:00 - 20:00

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | 19:00 - 20:00

Saturday, 14 July 2018 | 14:30 - 15:30


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