TARZAN - The Rose Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 22, 2014
Audition Location: Omaha, NE

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The Rose To Host Auditions On February 10 and 11, 2014 
 For “Tarzan”® Based on the Disney Film

The Rose Theater will host an audition for adult and youth roles in its 
2014 show, The Rose’s Production of Tarzan® based on the Disney film, on Monday, 
February 10 at 6:00 PM and Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 PM with callbacks on Thursday, 
February 13. Youth actors should be at least six years of age. Actors of all types are
welcome to audition and must come to The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street. Minority 
actors are wanted for lead roles. Auditionees should prepare a short song selection of 16-24 
bars and be prepared to dance.

Actors must be available for weeknight and weekend rehearsals and performances 
between May 6 and June 22. This is a paid position for adult actors. Minority actors are 
highly encouraged to audition. Questions regarding auditions may be directed to Jennifer 
Collins Hard at jenniferh@rosetheater.org. 

About the Show:
 Tarzan is a fun, wild ride of a musical that undergoes one man’s process of 
assimilation into an ape family. As a child abandoned in the jungle of Africa, Tarzan must do 
what it takes to fit in with a family of apes-- only to then, as a young man, have to adjust 
everything he’s learned and everything he is to impress a girl! Following Tarzan’s socialization process, the Disney musical investigates what we must sacrifice in order to succeed by societal standards and subsequently asks us to investigate what parts of ourselves are sacred and not subject to change.

This plans to be a fun, irreverent production of a classic tale. If you have any interest in 
learning dance, animal work, aerial work, acrobatics-- and think you might have fun 
climbing all over a jungle gym-- come out and join us! We welcome students and actors of all 
ages and races.

Character Breakdown:
• TARZAN: young adult Ape Man, innocent, vulnerable, fearless and full of ingenuity. 
• KALA KERCHAK: a gentle mother ape
• KERCHAK, a gruff bull ape, leader of the gorillas, Kala’s mate
• TERK: A sarcastic, overconfident, adolescent ape who takes Tarzan under his wing
• JANEe: a modern and adventurous young Englishwoman, student of botany
• PORTER: a bumbling yet sensitive Englishman, professor of Biology, father of Jane
• CLAYTON: a brutish, arrogent, self-absobed, and greedy British expedition guide
• YOUNG TARZAN: an innocent human misfit raised by apes (any age between 6-11)
• Chorus of 15 dancers who play apes and humans throughout the entire play
• Chorus of 5-10 children who play apes and various other roles throughout the entire play

About the Director:
After several years directing and working in New York City, Kit McKay received her 
M.F.A in directing at Northwestern University, thus having the opportunity to work with and 
learn from such incredible directors as Anna D. Shapiro, Jessica Thebus and Mary 
Zimmerman at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lookinglass Theatre 
among other institutions. As part of her subsequent studies at the Yale School of Drama 
in Theatre Management, she was given the opportunity to work with Ben Moore and Jerry 
Manning at Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is the Associate Director of the Performance 
Series at American Dance Institute. Kit is a founding member and Artistic Director of Parallel 
45 Theatre Company.

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