About the Show
Music & Lyrics: George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Book: Kevin Del Aquila
Directed by: Clair Freeman
Music Director: Chad Miller
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they 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.
Mason Wold [Alex] is incredibly excited to be performing at NCC this summer! He is a recent graduate of Viterbo University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and is originally from Minneapolis, MN. Select credits include: The SpongeBob Musical, All Shook Up, Footloose, and Grand Carnivale at Valleyfair!
Marcell McKenzie [Zebra] is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where he received his bachelor’s degree in musical theatre accompanied by a minor in dance. Marcell most recently performed in the Off-Broadway production of Magic Box. Other past credits include NCC Summer Theatre’s production of The Prom (Mr. Hawkins), Dreamgirls (Curtis), A Chorus Line (Richie Walters), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), and Grumpy Old Men (Chuck). Marcell is also an accomplished choreographer and high school theatre arts educator.
Janae Gray [Gloria] has a film degree from Georgia Gwinnett College, where she specialized in theatre. Some favorite acting credits are: Claire in Ordinary Days, Fester in The Addams Family, Delilah Strict in Zombie Prom (GGC and Aurora Theatre). She has also worked as a choreographer and percussionist at Eclectic Music.
Josh Crowley [Melman] is super excited to be back for his second year at NCC Summer theatre! Josh is a NCC Theatre alumni who will be transferring to DeSale’s University’s Musical theatre program this fall. Josh has been seen in a lot of productions on the NCC stage. Some of these shows and roles are Footloose as Cowboy Bob, Assassins as Charles Guiteau, Xanadu as Sonny Malone, and Larry in Company at Cedar Crest College.
Jane Lui [Private/Mort/Server #1] will be entering her junior year as a BFA musical theatre major at Montclair State University in the fall. There, she has been in Into the Woods (Florinda), On the Town (Ensemble) and upcoming in the fall, Spring Awakening (Thea). Other credits include King and I & Sister Act at Interlakes Summer Theatre. More recently, she was seen in The Prom at NCC Summer Theatre.
Michael J Sheridan [Kowalski/Foosa Leader/Server #2] Michael is a student at NCC studying theater, during high school he did the productions of, Christmas Carol as old Joe, Anything Goes as Elijah Whitney, and It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey. Last year at NCC he was in the productions of The Burn playing the role of Eric and Cloud 9 playing the role of Betty and Gerry. Michael was also a part of NCC summer theater in 2022. This year he was in the productions of Assassin's playing the role of Leon Czolgosz, and Claudio in the production of Much Ado about Nothing.
Jacob Greening [Maurice/Zelda/Mason/Old Lady/Animal Control/Foosa] is a rising sophomore pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Pace University. He made his NCC Summer Theatre debut as Kevin in The Prom. He also performed in Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s Grand Carnivale last summer.
Tessa DeJesus [Rico/Candy/Lynn Lemur/Server #3] is a rising Senior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, and this is her first NCC summer season, but she has been a part of her school’s Theatre Productions since 6th grade. Alongside the drama club, she is a big part of her school’s marching, concert, and jazz bands, as well as chorus and the debate team.
Justin Ferguson [King Julien/Zeke/Police Officer/Ship’s Captain/Foosa] Justin a Northampton High School alumni and current NCC student, is from NYC with plans to direct films in the future. Film and television have always played a huge part in his life, and theatre has been a good change of pace. He has appeared in four previous shows here at NCC, including Lombardi as Dave “Robbie” Robinson, Cloud 9 as Joshua/Martin, and Assassins as The Proprietor. His most recent role was as Donny Dubrow in our January production of American Buffalo.
Cade Kocher [Skipper/Lars Lemur/Server #4] Cade is absolutely thrilled to be back for his second summer season at NCC. You may have seen him in other shows such as Assassins, Spring Awakening, Rent, and the Lehigh Valley Premiere of Something Rotten where he played Tom Snout. He was in the Glass Menagerie the spring where he played Tom.
*NCC theatre student or alum
** Member of Actor’s Equity Association