Zak Zebra's African Safari (Children's Musical)

Music & Lyrics by NICK CHOO | Book & Lyrics by JENNY DE REUCK

The devious Lord Fauntleroy and his bumbling sidekick Japie have an underhanded plan to capture the wise and revered Komati the Crocodile, whose tears are more precious than gold and can bring great power to those who possess them. It's up to our hero, Zak Zebra, and his friends from the Serengeti to save Komati from these nasty human creatures!


ZAK ZEBRA'S AFRICAN SAFARI is the colourful and exciting story of a group of young animals embarking on a quest for morality, facing their fears and restoring freedom to the animals of the African safari.

SOUTH KOREAN PREMIERE (2015)

8 & 9 Sept 2015, Asian Cultural Complex, Gwangju, South Korea. Presented by The Actors Studio Teater Seni Rakyat. Directed by Omar Ali. Musical arrangement and direction by Nick Choo. 


The Actors Studio (Malaysia)'s production of Zak Zebra was invited to perform at the launch of the Asian Cultural Complex and was retitled Zak Zebra's Malaysian Safari for the tour.   

MALAYSIAN PREMIERE (2015)

3-8 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Presented by The Actors Studio Teater Seni Rakyat. Directed by Omar Ali & Mark Beau de Silva. Musical arrangement and direction by Nick Choo. Photos of Malaysian staging (below) by Weeling Chen. See more images here


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

13TH BOH CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS (MALAYSIA), 2016

• NOMINATED for Best Original Script (Jenny de Reuck)  

• NOMINATED for Best Original Music (Nick Choo)

Video & Audio

Songs from the 2015 Malaysian premiere staging

Prowl in the Night, a demo performed by an Evil Kitten...

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCES

Encore staging June 2013 • Premiere staging June 2003. Nexus Theatre, Murdoch, Western Australia. Directed by Jenny de Reuck. Performed by the Murdoch University Children's Theatre Performing Group.