Throughout the year, Linden Grove School students benefit greatly from performances of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The most recent production – Madagascar: A Musical Adventure – tells the story of a group of animals who escape the Central Park Zoo in New York City and find themselves on an unexpected journey to Madagascar.
Madagascar’s cast includes animals ranging from a lion to a lemur to penguins, and offers information on the animals themselves and the relationships they have with each other in the animal kingdom.
The musical also offers an opportunity to learn about Madagascar – a huge island nation off the coast of Africa, home to animals found nowhere else on the globe and known for producing some of the world’s best chocolate!
But, perhaps more importantly, Madagascar offers insights into different personalities, and explores the themes of friendship, forgiveness, and teamwork as the animals learn how to work together to solve problems.
Listed below are main characters from Madagascar and their personality traits. Who do you think you are most like, (or would like to be like)?
Alex (lion, Africa) – Headstrong, stuck up, full of himself, self-absorbed, flamboyant, kind, funny, smart, quick thinking, fun, Heroic, caring
Marty (zebra, Africa) – Humorous, dreamer, cool, friendly, fun loving, optimistic, impulsive, kind, funny, loyal, adventurous, caring
Gloria (hippo, Africa) – Sassy, understanding, beautiful, kind, caring, tough
Melman (giraffe, Africa) – Neurotic, worrisome, shy, kind, funny, frolicsome, loving, brave, caring
Skipper (penguin, Antarctica) – Ditzy, alert, hard boiled, dedicated, understanding, suspicious, kind, heroic, caring, tough
King Julien (lemur, Madagascar) – Absent minded, Romantic, Lazy, Stubborn, Kind, Funny, Arrogant, Hyper, Naïve