Students from the Motlow Theatre Department will give a free public performance of “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure” on the Moore County campus in the Powers Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. Pictured are the lemurs from the production, performed by Motlow students, from left, Aiden O’Carroll, from Shelbyville; Brianna Blankenship, from Fayetteville; Jadon Vanzant, from Winchester; and Tyler Plumley, from Shelbyville.

The Motlow State Theatre Department is eager to welcome thousands of area children with its free production of “Madagascar — A Musical Adventure” on the Moore County campus inside Eoff Hall, Powers Auditorium.

A public performance will be held Friday at 7 p.m. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended and donations are appreciated. All money raised will benefit the Theatre Department or be used for items needed in the auditorium.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, 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.

Motlow student cast members are Marty, Elizabeth Damewood; Alex, Bethany Watkins; Gloria, Sianni McClean; Melman, Zach Smith; Skipper, W.T. Prater; Kowalski, Alex Phillips; Private, Tristan Teal; Rico, Casey Crowe; King Julien, Tyler Plumley; Maurice/Ensemble, Jadon Vanzant; Mason/Mort, Aiden O’Carroll; Zelda/Lynn Lemur/Ensemble, Mangos Campbell; Candy/Lion, Buffy Davis; Zeke/Ship’s Captain/Lion, Leah Swarts; Lion/Foosa, Connie Dodson; Tourist in NYC, Stacey Allison; Police Officer/Lars Lemur, Brianna Blankenship; and Animal Control/Foosa Leader, Jax Golden.

Production supporters are Teresa Brown, musical director; Brenden Taylor, assistant director; Bobbie Spratlin, house manager; and Moore County campus Dean Sid Hill, producer.

For information, to donate or for reserved seating, contact Bobbie Spratlin at bspratlin@mscc.edu or 931-393-1709.

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