Peoples Theatre is delighted to bring to lifethe popular Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR, delivering children, parents and all those with a love of joy, music and laughter, the ideal family entertainment.

Previews of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR begin on 14th March at The People’s Theatre, with the official opening taking place on Sunday 19th March.

The show runs through the Easter holidays right up until the 23rd April to ensure that schools and families alike will be able to join in the fun of this marvelous musical theatre adventure!

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated film, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JRfollows 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.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the HIP HIP Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they “Move it ! Move It!” onto your stage in the 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.

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.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR is directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, with Musical Direction by Coenraad Rall, Musical Staging by Sandy (Dyer) Richardson and Set Design by Grant Knottenbelt.

Director Jill Girard comments: “We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to stage  Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. for the second time on the Peoples Theatre stage. The last production of this show, everyone fell in love with the characters from the movie, so here we are once again with the perfect musical theatre experience.

Which is 100% family friendly.”

Girard continues; Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR is hilariously funny, where each and every crazy creature is brought to life. Songs like “I like to move it” and “Best Friends” will entertain in this joyous and funny adventure, which like all good stories, ends happily ever after.”

The Cast

Luciano Zuppa – Alex the lion

Nonhlanhla “Noni” Mkhonto – Gloria the Hippo

Lesedi Mpshe – Melman the Giraffe

Manyano Ngoma – Marty the Zebra

Sipho Hlongwane – Various roles

Raymond Skinner – King Julian

Lara Haramse – intern: as various roles

Gracie Pardey – intern: as various roles

Jessie Ann Greenbery – intern: as various roles

And our wonderful kids cast includes kids from various schools as well as 2 members from the Alex Theatre Company.

Show times for schools are Tuesday to Friday at 9am and 11am.

Show times for Public are 10h30 and 14h30 Weekends and school holidays

Ticket Prices:

R165 per person for members of the public

R130 if you are a member of the Peoples Theatre Kids Club

R140 for public accompanying members

For School group rates, please contact the theatre directly


Call 011 877 6841 or email for bookings or enquiries.
You can also book online at

The Kids’ Club
Children who join the Kids’ Club for just R140.00 a year receive discounted rates on tickets and also get to enjoy free entrance to a show that falls closest to their birthday. Kids Club members receive fun newsletters and stand to win fabulous prizes in exciting competitions. So why not come and spend some quality time at the PEOPLES THEATRE Come as you are, come dressed up but whatever you do don’t miss Madagascar a Musical Adventure JR

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