10 May 2019

NZ's first fully inclusive musical set to open

From Upbeat, 12:55 pm on 10 May 2019

Next week in Auckland, 41 children with and without disabilities will share the limelight in New Zealand’s first ever fully-inclusive musical. It’s called Madagascar – a Musical Adventure Junior.

Cast from Madagascar

Cast from Madagascar Photo: Andi Crown

Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, this stage production will feature music and lyrics from the film and includes children aged from 6 to 18 – almost half of whom have some kind of disability or learning difference including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Spina Bifida.

Director Charlotte Nightingale from Touch Compass performance art company along with two cast members Iris Handley and Laura McLean join Cynthia Morahan in the studio to chat about the musical adventure.