Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold youth auditions for DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr., on January 6th at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Emily Graham, runs March 15 to the 24th at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

This is an all ‘rookie” show for young performers ages 7 through high school senior who have never been cast in a Thalian Youth Theatre or Main Stage show. Audition participants should arrive ready to sing 16 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song.  Please bring the sheet music of the song you choose.  If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm.  All roles are available, and performers of all races and ethnicities are welcome to audition for every show! Break a leg!


Synopsis:  Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — 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 — with the help of some prodigious penguins — to explore the world.

Character Breakdown:

Alex – A Lion

Marty – A Zebra

Gloria – A Hippopotamus

Melman – A Giraffe

The Penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, Private


Mason – A Chimpanzee

Ensemble Roles


The Foosa



New Yorkers

Other Animals