Grandstreet Theatre

Cast List for Madagascar, Jr

Thank you all so much for your bravery and willingness to come and play with us at auditions. It was an agonizing decision. Please continue to audition, the right projects will come around for all of you. Remember that casting decisions are sometimes more about availability and being the right fit for a role than they are about talent. It was so much fun to work with all of you at the auditions! – Martha & Jodi

Madagascar, Jr Production team

Director/Choreographer –Martha Sprague

Musical directorJodi Mattson

Costume Design-Ellie Bryce

Lighting/Scenic Design – Roger Scruggs

Stage Manager-Salome Aydlett

Assistant Choreographer- Amanda Penley

Assistant Directors-Sealey Raymond & Kendall Skoog

Assistant Stage manager-Delaney Stewart


Madagascar, Jr Cast

Alex:   Austyn Brown
Marty:  Cas Harrington
Gloria:  Lotus Porte-Moyel
Melman:  Annie Menden
Mason:  Aidan Van Wyk

Zelda:  Cadence Hatten
Zoe:  Erika Foot
Zena:  Lyla Ackerman
Zola:  Gabriella Radley

Skipper:  Freya Elias
Kowalski: Quincey Higgins
Rico: Adeline Andersen

King Julien:  Julia Krings
Maurice:  Kate Zaluski
Mort:  Gracie Fay Petersen

Ensemble (other roles will be assigned during the first week of rehearsals):
Cameraman: Colin Field
Candy Hammernose: Morgan Harris
Old Lady: Clare Strode
Police Officer: Killian Humbert
Ship’s Captain: Nicholas Dewald
Will Swenson
Declan Van Wyck
Gabriel Yarbro
Isabel Pomerleau
Ashlynn Cornwell
Annabelle Heun
Layna Newhouse
Selah Roberts
Kennedy Cochenour
Greta Finley
Ella Nasset
Rosie Michelotti
Holly Hudoba
Riley Ford
Liberty Glatz
Matthew Roberts
Rowan Humbert

If you have been cast, please look for an email by Sunday that will give you a link to a script and the music. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the studio. Congratulations!



Student Advisory Board Spring break workshops

The Student Advisory Board will be teaching workshops over spring break for ages 6-12 on March 29th and March 30th.

Bring your kids to fun-filled learning about theatre! Members of the Student Advisory Board will teach classes on acting/improv, arts and crafts, musical theatre, and dance. We will be basing classes on four shows. The first day is Aladdin JR in the morning and The Lion King Jr in the afternoon. The second day is Cinderella, Kids in the morning and Tarzan in the afternoon. You may register for a full (9:00-5:00) or half day (9:00-noon or 1:00-5:00). Just have your child pick out the shows they want to learn about in order to decide which day they will attend. You may register for both days, too!

A full day – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00  – $50

half day-9:00 a.m. – 1:00 or 1:00-5:00 – $30

Both days-$90

A snack will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To register:

Both days

Thursday, March 29th (Full or morning)

Thursday, March 29th (afternoon only)

Friday, March 30th (full day or morning)

Friday, March 30th (afternoon only)

If you have any questions, you can email [email protected].  We provide a safe environment by having adults supervise. Let’s have some fun!

New! Social Skills Theatre Class after-school

This unique eight week session is designed to promote social skills (pragmatics) through the fun and powerful medium of theatre. The participants are provided an opportunity to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills and work on the fundamentals of acting.

The class will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist and theatre professional.

Tuesdays from 3:45-5:15

Grades: 1st-4th

Junior Theatre Festival 2019

We are making plans to attend the Junior Theatre West Festival in Sacramento, CA in February 2019! And we want you to join us! Please join us for an introductory meeting on Wednesday, April 4th from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Grandstreet classroom.

In order to participate, fill out this form JTF19 application and turn it in with your $100 deposit by April 10, 2018. OR sign up online

Want to chaperone?  JTF19 chaperone

Click here to watch a video about the Festival

The Junior Theater Festival is a festival produced by iTheatrics for children ages 8-18 held every year in Sacramento and Atlanta, GA. It is designed for serious minded performers who are committed to working hard and delivering an amazing performance. Organizations from all over the world attend each year and present a 15 minute condensed version of a Broadway Jr. show under the license of Music Theatre International or Disney Musicals. The weekend festival includes the show presentation, workshops, guest speakers, awards, a dance party, and a ticket to a Broadway-style performance. All of this is available for the organization presenting their show, the directors, and the parent chaperones.

We will be putting a class together for this project. Students who want to be involved in the class must sign up and pay the $100.00 deposit by April 10th. All students in the class will be cast in a show from the Music Theatre International Junior collection and that cast will be considered the “JTF19 class”. After we know how many kids will be participating, we will pick the show and cast it using all of the young actors in the “ JTF19 class”. This is a great opportunity for our kids to do a production, meet other kids from around the United States and beyond who love musical theatre, see working professionals and take workshops.

The JTF19 class will have a rehearsal schedule based on their conflicts. The cast will also have fundraisers and do a send off performance for Helena audiences.



How many will be in the cast?

16-40 participants will be cast. We must have 1 chaperone for every 4 kids so how many we can cast will depend on how many chaperones we get.


What will we do at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?

Groups perform a 15 minute selection from one Broadway JR or KIDS collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops, participate in other fun events such as “tech Olympics”, watch outstanding performances by their peers.


How old do you have to be?
8-18 years old.


Does this take the place of my regular theatre school class?

No, you must be enrolled in a regular after-school class to be considered for the JTF18 class. If you decide to leave the theatre school class you will also no longer be in the JTF18 class/cast.


Will there be chaperones?

Yes, we will need one chaperone for every four students attending the festival.

Do the chaperones travel for free?
No, unfortunately they have to pay for the Festival.

Does it cost money?
Yes. See the expense details at the end of this document.

Will there be fundraising involved?
Yes, unless you want to pay for the entire trip yourself and forget the fundraising.

Will there be scholarships available?

Can I use Frequent Flyer miles for airfare?

Yes. You can make your own airfare or transportation plans as long as you have a parent with you. You will then be responsible for your own transfers to and from the airport/hotel.

When will you be casting?

May 2018.

Can I make payments?
Yes! All students will be asked to put down a $100.00 deposit by April 10th to be considered. After that you will make $100.00 payments per month through January 2019 if you would like to make payments. Or you can pay in a lump sum by October 1, 2018.




Student Expenses

Fee: $730.00 which includes the following:



            Production staff

            A role in the show


            Transfers to and from airport

            Supervision at rehearsal, performance and festival


Competition performance at JTF in Sacramento
An official festival T-shirt
Adjudication and feedback
Professional development workshops for directors
Performance workshops for students
Technical theater workshops for students and teachers
Radio Disney Dance Party
Broadway Junior Slam
Celebrity talk-back with special guests
A ticket to see a broadway-style show
Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Show Script


Plus Transportation & hotel (approximately $650)

Airfare: $510 (it may be less than this)

Quad room: $140.00 Triple 190   Dbl 280


Total approx. cost:

Student $1380.00- 1430 (trp) 1520 (double)


Chaperone Expenses

JTF Fee $230.00

Airfare: $510 (it may be cheaper)

Quad room: $145.00 (Dbl 290.00)


Total Approximate cost: $885-$1030.00 plus food


Grandstreet Season Launch Party


Join us for the 6th annual GST Season Launch Party at the Montana Club, Saturday April 7th, for drinks, desserts and dancing as we reveal our TOP SECRET 2018-19 season of shows. There will be teaser performances and live music from Ten Years Gone and our annual presentation of “Grandy Awards.”

Get your tickets for the party of the year and save $20 on your season passes — available one night only. Don’t miss out!



Mini Camps!

Join us this summer for our mini-camps. You can come for one day, one week, or all 3 weeks! These half day workshops are a fun addition to our popular two- week summer camp July 9-21, 2018.


One-day drop in $25.00
  • One week – $90.00
  • Take all three for $250.00


Scene One: Improvisation!

June 11-15, 2018

1:30-4:00pm: 3rd – 9th Grades

Comedy Improvisation-Learn to think on your feet and play many theatre games!

Scene Two: Acting Magic!

June 18th -22nd, 2018

9:00-11:30am: 3rd – 5th Grades

1:30-4:00pm: 6th – 9th Grades

Stage Magic-Learn fun acting techniques from auditioning to stage combat!


Scene Three 
- Sing, Dance, Act!

August 7-11th, 2017 

Come and play with the cast of Cry Baby!
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. – 3rd-5th graders
1:30-4:00 p.m. – 6th-9th graders



Social Skills Summer Theatre School

This unique one-week camp is designed to promote social skills (pragmatics) through the fun and powerful medium of theatre. The participants are provided an opportunity to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills and work on the fundamentals of acting.

The camp will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist and theatre professional.

The camp will run from July 30, 2018 to August 3rd, 2018.

The camp will be held at the Grandstreet Studio.

First to Third graders 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Fourth to Sixth graders 1:30 to 3:30 PM

The Social Skills Theatre School will be limited to 12 students per group.

Registration Information:

Camp Registration Fee $120.00


1st through 3rd grade sign up online

4th through 7th grade sign up online

or you can register by calling 406 442-4270

Enrollment Agreement and Medical Forms will need to be submitted prior to the beginning of camp