January 29, 2018
Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School
The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School presents Disney’s TARZAN with music and lyrics by Phil Collins and book by David Henry Hwang. The production runs March 1-10 on the Panther Playhouse Mainstage at Bartlett High School.
Based on Disney’s 1999 animated film, an infant boy washed up on the shores of West Africa is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. This touching story of love and family is one for the ages.
This high flying musical stars Caleb Medlin (Tarzan), Kaelin Mitchell (Jane), Shy’Kira Allen (Kala), Joe Kusmierz (Kerchak), Simon Sutton (Terk), Jacob Priddy (Porter), and Josh Morrow (Clayton). The cast also features Nick Shelhamer, Nylan Barr, Waverly Watkins, Rachel Henry, and ensemble members Gabby Bartolome, Elizabeth Bennett, James Chapman, Sarah Cornelison, Luke Dabney, McKenna Fleshman, Lydia Girard, Kaelyn Grubbs, Noah Jobbins, Yasin Karadas, Sun-Mi Ko, KJ Mauwong, Olivia Morrison, Jacob Peirce, Courtney Powell, Jack Powell, Brianna Rebich, Holden Rogers, Ella Sego, and Katlyn Young.
This production is directed by Kevin Rogers and Kirie Walz with music direction by Paul Whited, and choreography by Kirie Walz. Orchestra direction is by Trevor Rundell.
The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School is located at 5688 Woodlawn Street. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $10 for children(10 and under) and can be purchased at www.bhspantherplayhouse.org or at the door. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org