PHOENIX – Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is excited to announce its first production collaboration with the Herberger Theater Center. Madagascar, A Musical Adventure will open on Stage West Oct. 28 and run through Nov. 19.
“This is a new and exciting venture,” says Bobb Cooper, Valley Youth Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. “It’s VYT’s 29th season and our 20th year presenting shows at the Herberger. Our line-up usually includes four shows at our theatre (October, December, February and April) and two shows Center Stage at the Herberger (August and June). This season we decided, for the first time, to team up with the Herberger Theater to produce our fall show. Mark Mettes (the Herberger’s President and CEO) and I have been working on this collaboration for a while,” continues Cooper. “We wanted it to be the right time and the right show.” When Madagascar takes the stage at the end of October, it will be VYT’s 40th show to open at the Herberger – what better way to celebrate our 20th year there.”
To add to the enthusiasm, this will be the Arizona Premiere of Madagascar, A Musical Adventure.
The right to stage adaptation of DreamWorks’ animated motion picture was recently released by Music Theatre International (MTI). It is filled with all the blockbuster film’s outlandish characters including: Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and the crazy potting penguins. These silly animals 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.
Madagascar, A Musical Adventure is based on the best-selling DreamWorks film, adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila, it features upbeat music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.
Madagascar is co-produced by the Herberger Theater Center(HTC) and Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) and will be presented at the Herberger Theatre Center in Stage West, 222 East Monroe Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 in Downtown Phoenix. The show runs October 28 through November 19, 2017. Ticket prices range from $17.50 to $35.50, not including fees. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Herberger Theater box office at (602) 252-8497 Monday thru Friday 10am – 5pm or Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm or visit www.vyt.com
Madagascar, A Musical Adventure
October 28- November 19, 2017
Performance days and times:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
Friday, November 3, 2017 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00AM, 1:30PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00AM, 1:30PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:30 PM & 4:00PM
About Valley Youth Theatre:
Established in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is an award-winning, professional quality, 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education and excellence in the performing arts. Alumni include award-winning celebrities including: Emma Stone, Jordin Sparks, Kimiko Glenn, Chelsea Kane, Charity Dawson, Krystina Alabado and many others. VYT is the winner of nearly 100 National Youth Arts awards, voted “Best Star-Making Machine” and “Best Live Theater” on azcentral.com, heralded as “Best Place to Take a Bow” by Phoenix Magazine and rated one of the “Top Ten Places to Become a Future Star” by The Arizona Republic. VYT produces six main stage shows each season including two at the Herberger Theater Center. For more information, visit VYT.com or call (602) 253-8188.