Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Birch Grove's 2017 School Musical, has gone through auditions and has a cast list ready for your consumption.

Thank You to Everyone who Auditioned! We have Very talented students. Before looking over the cast list, please read the notes from our Directors;


We are extremely proud of everyone who tried out for a part in Madagascar.

You all should be proud of how you did.  It is extremely hard to get up in front of people and act and sing.  Few people have the courage to even try out.  We have so many talented singers, actors and dancers here at Birch Grove it was very hard picking out who got to be in the show.  In fact, we had 100 people who wanted to be in the show.  If you got a part, congratulations.  If you did not, know that we think that you are a fantastic actor, and that we wish we had more room for you in our show.  Please keep on acting and singing, and maybe we will see you on stage very soon.


Mr. Pogatshnik and Mrs. Holsen

A special note to parents...

We are very proud of each and every child who auditioned for the musical this year.  The mathematical reality of choosing 60ish kids out of 100 hopeful hearts is always hard.  Please know how much we love all of our students, and believe in them and their success.  We are glad you chose Birch Grove for your child, where they are getting drama, music, and arts opportunities as an integral part of the curriculum every day.  If your child was cast, please remind them to show Empathy to those who were not.  For those who were not cast this year, please hug them and remind them that we know they are learning and growing, and we can't wait to see their amazing skills next year and into the future. Theater can teach us how to deal with not getting what we want all the time, and to be Assertive in bettering ourselves until we reach our goals as artists and people. This is only the beginning of your child's life as an artist.  We are thrilled to be a part of it every day we teach.

--Kris & Ben 

And without further ado:

School Play2017Cast List

 For more information on the Birch Grove Fine Arts program visit The Fine Arts Webpage here or the March Musical Webpage here.

School Info

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
4690 Brookdale Drive
Brooklyn Park MN  55443

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-1374, ext. 1

General Fax 

School Leadership

Jeff Zastrow

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis