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Fri 9 December 2022, at 6:30 pm

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One event on Sat 10 December 2022, at 6:30 pm

One event on Sun 11 December 2022, at 1:00 pm

Directed by Hayley Barker

Choreographed by Hayley Barker, Michelle Hartwig, Lisa Flanagan, Jemima Sullivan, Jess McLeish, Catherine Szabo

Starring Millie Hampton as Alex, Allie Melhuish as Gloria, Natasha Smaluck as Melman, Alli-Rose Cranney and Kayli Hurst as Marty, Callie Bridges as King Julien, and Addison Skinner as Maurice.

Performed by students of Cowra Ballet School

Four best friends have lived their entire life at the Central Park Zoo. An ambitious zebra named Marty, Alex the lion, a self-proclaimed king of NYC, Melman, a hypochondriac giraffe, and a flamboyant hippopotamus named Gloria.

Marty has grown bored with his daily routine and longs to experience the wild. On Marty’s tenth birthday, manages to escape the zoo, but his freedom doesn’t last long. Authorities sedate all four animals into a tranquil dream and ship them to a Kenyan wildlife preserve. It’s not smooth sailing for them though, as they fall overboard and wash ashore on Madagascar.

Follow them while they navigate life in the wild, which truly tests their friendships.


Cowra Civic Centre
104 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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(02) 6340 2130
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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