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     1302 Second Street

 Henry, Il 61537

        Performance  Dates   

   July 19th, 20th, & 21st.

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You won't want to miss it!!!!

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RVP invites you to “ Move It! Move It, Move It !” with the Youth Theatre as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and head to Madagascar on July 19, 20 and 21. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo; add in those bevy of animals including those plotting hilarious penguins as they bound onto the RVP stage at St. John’s Community Center, 1301 2nd Street, Henry. Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar Jr., A Musical Adventure is presented through special permission from Music Theatre International. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday performance is at 1:30 pm. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance. The production is partially funded by a grant from the Sun Foundation and Illinois Arts Council. Tickets for all 3 performances are $15 and available by calling 309 238 7878 or online at The Talented cast is composed of area youth, ages 5- 14, from Marshall, Putnam, Bureau and LaSalle Counties. 

Thank you to all who auditioned! This is going to be a Wildly Fantastic Show! 


Congratulations RVP Madagascar JR. Cast List:

Alex the Lion: Preston Rowe
Marty the Zebra: Madison Stanbary
Gloria the Hippo: Bella Gaspardo
Melman the Giraffe: Anna Rediger
King Julien: Jack Knisley
Zoo Keeper Zelda: Mikayla Frawley
Zoo Keeper Zeke/Maurice: Bobby Gaspardo
Zoo Keeper Zoe/Foosa Leader: Addison Compton 
Skipper the Penguin: Olivia Bergfeld
Kowalski the Penguin: Taylor Frawley
Private the Penguin: Taylor Compton
Rico the Penguin: Rachel Eckert
Mason the Chimpanzee: Ben Meachum
Lioness #1: Isabelle Knuckey
Candy Hammernose/Lars the Lemur: Kaitlyn Anderson
Old Lady: Elizabeth Knuckey
Passerby #1: Tricia Kloepping
Cameraman #1: Christopher Yee
Newspaper Lady: Emily Culp
Police Officer #1: Rayden Marliere 
Police Officer #2: Mya Shaver
Subway Announcer: Mackenzie Stanbary
Ship’s Captain: Carter Williams
Mort the Lemur: Trinity Frawley 
Lynn the Lemur: Emma Gaspardo
Lee the Lemur: Taylor Rowe
Lee the Lemur: Grace Anderson

Extra Lemurs: Audrey Chambers, 
Leah Chambers, Mikayla Frawley, 
Hayden Meachum

Additional Penguins: Sayge Compton, 
Mazie Koll, Aubrey Lentz, Makenzy Phillips, Jordyn Rowe, Cora Stetson

Lionesses: Danika Maddex, Allison Real, Claudia Quimby, Kendra Story,
Alexandria Wolsfeld, Keira Zack

Additional Zoo Animals: Cohen Anderson, Jake Anderson, Kasen Anderson,
Branson Eckert, Jimmy Real, Nya Shaver, Logan Siegmann

Zoo Guests/Subway People: Grace Anderson, 
Kaitlyn Anderson, Audrey Chambers, 
Leah Chambers, Emily Culp, Trinity Frawley, Emma Gaspardo, Tricia Kloepping, 
Elizabeth Knuckey, Hayden Meachum, 
Taylor Rowe, Mya Shaver, 
Mackenzie Stanbary, Harper Warner, 
Carter Williams, Christopher Yee

Fossa: Cohen Anderson, Jake Anderson, Kasen Anderson, Isabelle Knuckey, 
Rayden Marliere, Claudia Quimby, Allison Real, Jimmy Real, Logan Siegmann,
Nya Shaver, Kendra Story, Carter Williams, Alexandria Wolsfeld, Christopher Yee, 
Keira Zack

Servers: Emily Culp, Tricia Kloepping, Elizabeth Knuckey, Danika Maddex, 
Rayden Marliere, Mya Shaver, Mackenzie Stanbary, Carter Williams, Christopher Yee

Steak: Grace Anderson, Kaitlyn Anderson, Audrey Chambers, Leah Chambers, 
Mikayla Frawley, Trinity Frawley, Emma Gaspardo, Ben Meachum, Hayden Meachum, Taylor Rowe, Harper Warner

Under the direction of Robert Eckert and Christine Gaspardo. Based on the DreamWorks smash hit, animated motion picture, Madagascar, this story follows all of your favorite “crack-a-lackin’ friends” as they suddenly find themselves on a much unexpected adventure to the wildly impulsive world of King Julien’s Madagascar, shortly after they leave their home in New York’s City’s Central Park Zoo. The Summer Youth Theatre participants will also have the benefit of attending a workshop(s) geared towards the introduction and continued exposure of various aspects of  theatre production, ensuring that their summer theatre experience is both fun and educational! 

SHOW DATES: July 19th, 20th, and 21st


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