Madagascar : A musical adventure

Nursery and Prep School

Year 5 and 6 were proud to present their performances of Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at the Royal High Prep School last week.

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 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.

There were two casts, Mada and Gascar with the girls taking it in turns to play the main roles, whilst also performing as the ensemble in the other cast. This provided performing opportunities for every girl and also promoted all-important team skills.

The Madagascar set was designed and built by our very own Mr Woods; the zoo railings became Grand Central station backdrop and then the sides of the ship, and Madagascar island with the sun and palm trees was simply stunning.

Girls in Year 6 have been attending a props and scenery club, led by Miss Gurney and the most fantastic props were created, which enhanced the overall look of the show.

The costumes, designed and made by Carole Sheringham-Smith and Penny Corley, were a sight to behold. The girls looked fabulous in their animal outfits and the level of detail with accessories and head dresses gave a wonderful finishing touch.

It was an amazing team effort with face painters, hair stylists and back stage crew all supporting the production.

This show marked our amazing Miss Debby’s final show, after teaching at the Royal High Prep School for over 20 years. To mark the occasion, Miss Debby joined the girls on stage at the end for a finale and showed the audience just how well she can ‘Move It, Move It’! The biggest ‘THANK YOU’ ever must be extended to Miss Debby for all the incredible memories she has given the girls throughout the years in too many productions to count (40 alone in over 11 years with me!)

I was left with such an overwhelming feeling of happiness and pride and want to say ‘Thank you’ to the cast for making the show such a joyous one to work on, especially after such a challenging year. They were all fantastic!

Mrs Millard