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“Madagascar Live!” Comes to DPAC on Feb. 18-20

"Madagascar Live!" plays DPAC on Feb. 18-20

"Madagascar Live!" plays DPAC on Feb. 18-20

Durham Performing Arts Center will present six shows of DreamWorks’ Madagascar Live! — the stage musical based on the 2005 animated film — on Feb. 18-20 in its brand-new, 2,800-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC.

According to Durham Performing Arts Center:

“… [Madagascar Live! is] DreamWorks Theatricals’ first-ever live family touring show.

“The brand-new stage show aimed at family audiences stars the cast of popular characters from the beloved Madagascar film series, including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and members of the madcap Madagascar crew, King Julien and the crafty Penguins.

“Widely successful across audiences of all ages, the original story will be brought to new life in the 90-minute stage show that will transport audience members from the Central Park Zoo to the wild of Madagascar. In addition to featuring everyone’s favorite characters, Madagascar Live! takes the audience on an action packed adventure with imaginative set, costume and puppet design, magnificent singing and dancing and the hit song ‘Move It, Move’ for an experience the entire family will enjoy.”

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents DREAMWORKS’ “MADAGASCAR LIVE!” at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. Feb. 19, and 2 and 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $18-$44.

BOX OFFICE: DPAC Box Office: 919/680-ARTS (2787), tickets@dpacnc.com, or http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=54. Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000, 919/834-4000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115558/1514284.

GROUP RATES (15+ tickets): 919/281-0587, Groups@DPACnc.com, or http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=22.

SHOW: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=19&objId=390.

PRESENTER/VENUE: http://www.dpacnc.com/.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=26.

PARKING: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=27.

OTHER LINKS:

The Musical: http://www.madlive.com/ (official web page).

The Film: http://www.madagascar-themovie.com/ (official web page), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_(2005_film) (Wikipedia), and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0351283/ (Internet Movie Database).

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