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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

TACT holding youth auditions for ‘Madagascar’ musical

TACT will hold youth auditions for “Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.” at the beginning of the year. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — It was a DreamWorks hit now coming to tne stage, thanks to Thalian Association Community Theatre.

The arts organization will hold youth auditions for “Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.” at the beginning of the year. It’s one of the organizations’ “rookie” shows, where new talent is scouted, ages 7 to high school seniors. The musical will be directed by Emily Graham and runs Mar. 15-24 at the Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St.

Auditions are slated to take place Jan. 6, 10 a.m., also at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

The comedy follows the zoo crew around the world, as Marty the Zebra chases his dream to see life outside of the zoo. His friends, Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe and others, embark on a boisterous adventure from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the island of Madagascar.

Roles are open to performers of all races and ethnicities; a complete character list can be found here.

Anyone who wants to audition can call 910-251-1788, Monday Dec. 4, 10 a.m., to receive an assigned time. Auditions will consist of singing 16 bars of a musical theater song; bring sheet music to what will be sung for the accompanist.

Callbacks, if needed, will take place at 2 p.m.

Free tickets available to area youth organizations in February and open to everyone on a first-come basis on Mar. 1; afterward, they can be reserved by calling 910-251-1788 or securing them at There will be six public shows and two daytime school performances, with teaching resources available support classroom learning.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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