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.   

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.


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center:

611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338

Show Notes:

Director's Vision Statement
Anyone who has been around CYT Houston for more than a couple of years has heard the saying "Awkwardly Closer Than Family". There are t-shirts, bumper stickers, tote bags, and the kids will tell you all about it! In studying the script for our upcoming show, I immediately thought of our CYT Family in relation to the Madagascar Family. You've got Alex, the graduating senior who has done ALL the shows and gets everyone pumped up. Gloria, the choreo-queen who is just chilling out enjoying the journey. Marty, the jokester who loves to entertain everyone both on stage and off. Melman, the one who gets stage fright and is always looking for their costume pieces and props. The Lemurs, the incoming kids who are just excited to be here and are crazy full of en-ergy. And, let's not forget the Penguins, they would be the backstage ninja's, the crew.. the kids working backstage getting it done.

These beloved characters are some of my favorites created by DreamWorks. To be part of bringing this to the CYT stage is so exciting! The show is fast-paced and fun, bright and colorful! There is new music, and of course, we will all be 'Movin' it!" All ages are encouraged to audition, there is room for everyone! Bring your fun, lighthearted songs and comedic monologues.

Show Verse: A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17
There are several qualities that can be found in true friends. Friends should be reliable, loyal, empathetic, confident, have a positive mindset, and most importantly, they love and accept you for who you are. As we go through this show journey, we will be learning how this crazy group of characters embody all of these characteristics! They will see each other through some scary and difficult times with love, understanding, and a HUGE dose of humor.

We are excited to welcome you all to audition for the cast of Madagascar as we set sail on our musical adventure together soon!

Carol Neill, Director
CYT Houston's Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR

Student/Parent Audition Workshop:
We will have a mandatory parent meeting for all parents that have children auditioning for a Spring 2024 show. This meeting is to give important information about auditions and the CYT show process. We will have an audition workshop for the students and a parent info meeting from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Students will be in one area, while parents will be in another. 

Spring Location- Monday, February 19
Conroe Location- Tuesday, February 20 (Facebook Live)
Kingwood Location- Tuesday, February 20

Klein United Methodist Church
5920 FM 2920
Spring, TX 77338 
DATE: Friday, February 23 Vocal + Dance Auditions (Dance auditions for everyone on this day from 6:00-7:30.)  
DATE: Callbacks Saturday, February 24 

You must be enrolled in a Spring session class to sign up for an audition time slot. To sign up for a vocal audition time slot or edit the time slot:
  • Log into your CYT family account through the website.
  • Navigate to the family member on your dashboard.
  • Click the Tools drop-down box and choose Auditions.
  • Appointment times may be edited here.
You will have 2 minutes to shine! All those auditioning should prepare a selection from a song and a monologue - you can divide the 2 minutes in whatever way you choose. Choose a song that showcases your range, is confidently prepared and most importantly reveals your character, paying close attention to the Director’s Vision Statement (scroll up on this page). 
You will be asked to stop if the audition exceeds 2 minutes, but this does not count against you. 
Please bring your music converted and precut on your device. We will have an aux cord and adapter for both iphone and android available. We will not Bluetooth devices since this takes time away from the audition process. 

Once you have signed up for an audition time slot, I will email you an audition packet that needs to be completed. 
The deadline to submit the audition packet is: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at noon.

Venue - Klein United Methodist Church
5920 FM 2920
Spring, TX 77338

Fridays (6:00pm-9:00pm) & Saturdays (9:30-3:00 Rehearsals)
Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening.
Rehearsal Schedule:
March 1-2
March 8-9
March 15-16
March 22-23
March 29-30 (NO REHEARSAL, Happy Easter)
April 5-6
April 12-13
April 19-20
April 26-27

Mandatory Parent Meetings -  March 1 @ 8pm; April 26 @ 8pm
Promo Pics - April 6
Character Portraits –  April 6
School Day Show - May 3
Tech Week - April 28-May 2 @ Charles Bender Performing Arts Center
Performances - May 3-5  @ Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

Show Coordinator: Julie Broussard

Artistic Team: 
Director - Carol Neill
Vocal Director -  Victoria Tonsfeldt
Choreographer -  Hannah Cook
Intern- Emily Harris

Please email the show coordinator, Julie Broussard at with any questions.

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub.

Parent Meeting

Friday, March 1st 8:00pm



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.


Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild.


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.


Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation.






King Julien



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.

Foosa Leader

The Foosa

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.


Lemur Lynn

Lemur Lew

Lemur Lars

Lemur Lee

The Lemurs

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.

Zookeeper Zelda

Zookeeper Zeke

Zookeeper Zoe

Lioness #1

The Lionesses

The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers.

Subway Announcer

Camera Man

Candy Hammernose


Old Lady

Police Officer #1

Police Officer #2

Animal Control Officer

Newspaper Man

Ship's Captain


Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately!

Wild and Free

New Yorkers

Zoo Guests

Opening Announcers






Cover-King Julien