TARZAN THE MUSICAL to Swing onto the Stage at JPAS

TARZAN THE MUSICAL to Swing onto the Stage at JPAS

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Tarzan the Musical, with book by David Henry Hwang, music & lyrics by Phil Collins, adapted from the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, based on the Disney film Tarzan.

Directed and choreographed by Kenneth Beck, TARZAN features musical direction by Dr. Donna Clavijo, aerial choreography by Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, stage manager Shawn Jackson, and costume design by Emily Billington. The JPAS Broadway Pit Orchestra is conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf. With flying effects by ZFX, Inc. and aerial artistry by FLY CIRCUS SPACE NEW ORLEANS.

Starring:

James Royce Edwards, AEA* as Tarzan
CHRISTIAN TARZETTI as Jane
Wesley Adams as Young Tarzan
MARIE BECNEL as Kala
LOUIS DUDOUSSAT as Kerchak
LUKE HALPERN as Terk
Butch Caire as Prof. Porter
John Michael Haas, AEA* as Clayton
LAUREN GUTIERREZ as Leopard
WARREN HOVIS as Father (of Tarzan)
MEGHAN KESSEL as Mother (of Tarzan)
PAUL BELLO as Snipes

Ensemble: KYLE BARDELL, PAUL BELLO, JORDAN CRUSE, BRANDON GARZA, CHARIS GULLAGE, WARREN HOVIS, STEPHEN KERNION, MEGHAN KESSEL, JORDEN MAJEAU SABRINA PORTWOOD, ELIZABETH ROSE, CATHERINE SHULLY, TAYLOR THOMAS HOSEMANN, TYLER PRICE, DWAYNE SEPCICH, CATE TALLANT

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy 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.

Public Performances will be held March 17 - 26, 2017; Fri/Sat at 7:30 PM; and Sun at 2:00 PM at Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA.

Tickets for Tarzan the Musical can be purchased by calling 504.885.2000, Online at www.jpas.org or by visiting our Administrative Office at 1118 Clearview Pkwy. Metairie, LA. (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm) Ticket prices: $60 for Orchestra, $50 for Mezzanine, and $40 for Balcony. Discounts: $ 5 off- Seniors/Military, $10 off- Children (under 18) and Students (with ID), $10 off- Groups (10 or more.)
*$2.00 Ticket Service Fee and $3.00 Jeff. Parish Facility Fee added per ticket.

Founded in 1978 by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training, and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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