6th Graders Shine in "Madagascar Jr"

6th graders captivated the audience in their performance of Madagascar Jr. The musical, based off of the DreamWorks hit film Madagascar, follows the story of a group of animals who escape the zoo in search of a new and different life. Lower School drama teacher Jenny Lifson expressed her hope that the students would learn important lessons from the story: “my goal is when the students look back at being in Madagascar Jr, they will remember a story of friendship, learning to lean on each other in times of transition, and never giving up hope. Many of the characters throughout this sweet story also display empathy, encouragement and loyalty while putting their own feelings aside. What a beautiful sentiment for our 6th graders to think about as they embark on Middle School.”

In collaboration with the Lower School art department, the students also created every piece of scenery for the musical, offering them the opportunity to participate in the show’s production from start to finish.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the show.