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Alex: Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends.
Marty: Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild.
Gloria: Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman.
Melman: Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation.
The Penguins: The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise.
The Zookeepers: The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo.
Mason: Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally.
The Lemurs: The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun Lemur roles as well.
The Fossa: The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar.
Servers: Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately!
The Lionesses: The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers.
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship’s Captain:
New Yorkers and Animals: The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo.
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Albert Peterson – Young man in early thirties, President of Almaelou Music Corp.
Rose Alvarez – Albert’s secretary, principal dancer and singer
Conrad Birdie – Rock star
Mr. MacAfee (Harry) – Father of Kim and Randolph
Mrs. MacAfee (Doris) – Mother of Kim and Randolph
Kim MacAfee – young teenager set to received Conrad’s kiss
Randolph MacAfee – Kim’s younger brother
Hugo Peabody – Kim’s “steady”
Ursula Merkle – A hyper-enthusiastic dark-haired teen friend and neighbor of Kim’s
Mrs. Mae Peterson – Albert’s mother, the quintessential “Mamma”
Gloria Rasputin – A big broad, tap-dancing “secretary” – Mae’s choice to replace Rosie
Mayor – of Sweet Apple, Ohio
Mayor’s Wife – Edna
Mrs. Merkle – Ursula’s mother
Mr. Johnson – Harvey Johnson’s father
Maude – proprietor/bartender of ‘Maude’s Roadside Retreat”
Deborah Sue – Sweet Apple teenager
Margie – Sweet Apple teenager
Alice – Sweet Apple teenager and Mayor’s daughter
Harvey Johnson – Sweet Apple teenager
Helen – Sweet Apple teenager
Nancy – Sweet Apple teenager
Penelope – Sweet Apple teenager
Suzie – Sweet Apple teenager
Karl – Sweet Apple teenager
Freddie – Sweet Apple teenager
One Girl – Sweet Apple teenager
Sad Girls (dancers)
Townspeople, Sweet Apple Parents, Sweet Apple Shriners (dancers), Bartender, Conrad’s Guitar Man, Policemen, Reporters, Travelers, Trainman, Train Station Personnel, TV Show Stage Crew, Dishwasher, Customers
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