Characters from Madagascar the Musical chill out at Swimsuit Cafe over the road from the Opera House. LeRoi Dale Kippen as Marty the zebra, Kristin Paulse as Gloria the hippo and Ben Freeth as Melman the giraffe.

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Figures from Madagascar the Musical chill out at Swimsuit Cafe above the highway from the Opera Household. LeRoi Dale Kippen as Marty the zebra, Kristin Paulse as Gloria the hippo and Ben Freeth as Melman the giraffe.

When the zoo is all you know, it feels great to get out and about.

Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo have expended their full lives in blissful captivity ahead of an admiring general public without the need of a care in the entire world.

But this thirty day period they are breaking free, getting to the stage of Wellington’s Opera House for the GMG Productions New Zealand tour of Madagascar – the Musical.

A person working day Alex lets his curiosity get the superior of him and tends to make his daring escape, with the enable of some plotting penguins, to check out the globe.

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Melman’s head contains 500 separate 3D-printed plastic pieces.

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Melman’s head includes 500 independent 3D-printed plastic items.

Kiwi star Andrew Papas performs the “mane man” Alex the lion, the principal attraction at the Central Park Zoo, whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends.

Joined by LeRoi Dale Kippen as Marty, Kristin Paulse as Gloria, Ben Freeth as Melman, and Jonathan Martin as King Julian/Zeke, the present is loaded with outlandish characters, adventure galore and a catchy upbeat rating.

A very clear favourite among the the solid was the 11 o’clock number, “Steak”, whilst “Move it” normally experienced the audience out of their seats and dancing in the aisles.

Andrew Papas plays the “mane man”, Alex the lion, centre, the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo.

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Andrew Papas performs the “mane man”, Alex the lion, centre, the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo.

The script is adapted from the critically acclaimed DreamWorks animated motion photograph – which the main forged had them selves viewed a lot of moments.

Just like the film, the musical is ferociously pleasurable, following the animals on an unforeseen journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Producer/director Nick Purdie stated the demonstrate crammed four delivery containers, carefully transported from its past operate in Hong Kong to Auckland in July, ahead of building its way to Wellington.

Gloria the hippo leaves a lipstick mark on the coffee cup on their quick jaunt to Swimsuit.

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Gloria the hippo leaves a lipstick mark on the coffee cup on their swift jaunt to Swimsuit.

The Wellington performances will feature a lavish set, earth-course puppets – Melman’s head highlighted 500 particular person 3D-printed plastic elements – additional colourful costumes, and an all-Kiwi solid.