There are 26+ named parts in this production!

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  • Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Must be a strong singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Eb5
    Vocal range bottom: A3

  • Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Must be a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. We want our audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex.
    Gender: Male or Female
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: A3

  • Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. Looking for a performer who can act, sing and who can serve as the caretaker of the group. 
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: E5
    Vocal range bottom: Eb4
  • Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac who is always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, will rise to the situation. Must be a performer who can sing well and more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices. 
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Db5
    Vocal range bottom: E3
  • The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. These four primary roles must work well with the other performers – as a group. This is a fun opportunity for performers of all ages!
    Gender: Both
  • The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe must be proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. 
    Gender: Both
    Vocal range top: G4
    Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go. 
    Gender: Male
  • The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for a comedian who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. Must be able to convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Looking for a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun smaller roles for young actors with bold personalities. 
    Gender: Both
    Vocal range top: B4
    Vocal range bottom: A3
  • The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar.  Must be an actor who has a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. For the rest of Fossa, must be an ensemble that can create a dominating pack of predators. 
    Gender: Both
  • Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Must be three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together. 
    Gender: Both
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: D4
  • The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers. 
    Gender: Female
  • Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship’s Captain are all cameo roles with speaking lines. Each of these serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so must be a colorful group of characters in these fun roles. 
    Gender: Both
  • The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Must be bold, specific and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang! 
    Gender: Both