May, 2019

This is a repeating event

2019Thu16May7:00 pmMadagascar - A Musical Adventure Junior7:00 pm The Rose Centre | Te Whare Rose, 4 School Road, Belmont, Auckland 0622Type:TheatreWhere:North AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years),Preschoolers (3 to 5 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)


Event Details

Forty-one children with and without disabilities will share the limelight in Auckland this May in New Zealand’s first ever fully-inclusive children’s musical, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Junior.

Based on the rip-roaring DreamWorks animated motion picture, and featuring the movie’s original music and lyrics, this fully inclusive production is being presented by New Zealand’s leading professional, inclusive performance company, Touch Compass, at The Rose Centre, Belmont.

The cast includes children aged 6 to 18, almost half of whom have some kind of disability or learning difference – including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida. Performers who require full-time support will be accompanied by support actors on stage – in costume.

Madagascar tells the story of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, the hilarious, plotting penguins 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 – A Musical Adventure Junior and its delightful cast will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It”.

The show will also be fully accessible, including Deaf signing by a young interpreter who is Deaf herself, hence, rather than interpreting what’s on stage, will be learning the entire script word for word. While this does happen from time to time overseas, it is very unique in New Zealand.

There will also be a special relaxed show for young theatre-goers with autism and sensory sensitivities and one show will be audio described for those who are blind or have low vision. Both these shows also include a touch tour beforehand.

Bookings are essential


Children and teenagers aged 18 and under $8
Adults $15
Seniors $10


Touch Compass Dance Co.Touch Compass is Aotearoa’s leading professional performance company that is disability led and produces high quality performance works and arts activations.