Caledonia Kids Theatre began in 2007 with a grant from the Caledonia Education Foundation. Our success has been amazing with productions of over 100 students every season. While putting on a complete musical, we help our 2nd through 6th grade students gain confidence, stage presence and grow friendships.
Caledonia Middle School Players is a program offered to our 7th and 8th grade students. The program helps students get to know each other and grow lasting friendships while learning amazing performing skills. Putting on a full musical, the students learn teamwork, anticipate others needs, and grow the confidence that helps them for years
Caledonia Kids Theatre will be performing MADAGASCAR JR. in January of 2022 and Caledonia Middle School Players will be performing MATILDA JR. in April 2022
Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center
All students must be registered and the $50 participation fee must be paid, to participate.
REGISTRATION FOR MADAGASCAR Jr IS OPEN!!
Students grades 2-6 may register to participate. 5th and 6th grade students can audition October 6 or 7 at the Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center. You only need to attend one day of auditions! No prep needed! Students must arrive on time at 3pm and must be registered to audition.
2nd -4th grade can plan to attend Friday after school. Practices are held on Fridays after school. See the attached calendar download for dates.
There will be a mandatory parent meeting October 8 at 5:30 for all participants!
You may register at www.inspiremenow.org
Alex - 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. A great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Marty - Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. A solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition.
Gloria - 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. This is a great part for a performer who can act, sing and who can serve as the caretaker of the group.
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. A performer who can sing well but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices.
The Penguins -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.
The Zookeepers - The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. Zelda has a large solo in the opening.
Mason - 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.
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. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company 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. This part is perfect for an actor who can 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. 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.
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. 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, an ensemble that can create a dominating pack of predators.
Servers - Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together.
The Lionesses - The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers.
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines. Remember! No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so cast a colorful group of characters in these fun roles.
New Yorkers and Animals - The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Remind these groups to be bold, specific and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang!
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