Accessible Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr
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4 days ago, Sat 18 May 2019, 06:00 pm
3 days ago, Sun 19 May 2019, 03:30 pm
The Rose Centre
4 School Road, Belmont
Musical Theatre, Arts Culture, Children, Performing Arts
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
$15 Adults, $10 Seniors $8 Youth/Kids under 18
NZSL interpreted, Audio described with touch tour
Forty-one children with and without disabilities will share the limelight in this NZ-first inclusive kids musical, directed by Touch Compass’ General Manager Charlotte Nightingale.
Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, and featuring the movie’s original music and lyrics, this fully inclusive production is being presented by New Zealand’s leading professional, inclusive performance company, Touch Compass.
The cast includes children aged 6 to 18, almost half of whom have some kind of disability or learning difference - including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hearing and vision impairment and spina bifida.
Madagascar tells the story of Alex the lion, King of the urban jungle, and the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape to explore the world.
The show is fully accessible, including Deaf signing by a young interpreter who is Deaf herself, hence, rather than interpreting what’s on stage, will be learning the entire script word for word. While this does happen from time to time overseas, it is very unique in New Zealand.
Thursday 16 May 7pm - Opening Night, NZSL interpreted
Friday 17 May 7pm - Evening Performance
Saturday 18 May 11am - Relaxed show with touch tour at 10.30am, for those with autism and other sensory sensitivities
Saturday 18 May 6pm - Evening Performance, Audio Described with Touch Tour at 5.30pm, NZSL interpreted
Sunday 19 May 11am - Morning Performance
Sunday 19 May 2pm - Matinee Performance, NZSL interpreted