Description:

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the ApesTarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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.


 

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 19th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Valor Christian Academy:

4755 Kimball Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005


Show Notes:

Rehearsals (Fridays 6pm-10pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm)
August 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th,
September 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
October 1st, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th
November 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th

Tech:
November 13th —TBA
November 14th, 15th & 16th—5:00pm-10:00pm

Shows:
Thursday, November 17th—Call time 5:00pm, Show time 7:00pm
Friday, November 18th—Call time 5:00pm, Show time 7:00pm
Saturday, November 19th--Call time 12:00pm, Show times 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Strike - after Saturday show


 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, November 5th 10:00am

There will be two mandatory parent meetings. The first was Saturday 8/20/2022 and the last is November 5th.


Characters:

Tarzan

Tarzan is twenty years old and still untainted by civilization. His curiosity has grown as his skills develop. Tarzan is long, lean and very athletic. He has great integrity and a strong sense of fairness. Tarzan falls passionately in love with Jane at first sight and wonders if she is the key to unlocking his mysterious past. He must be able to sing, act, and dance well (bari­-tenor, with lots of high sections). He should also be acrobatic and able to perform stage combat.

Jane

strong-willed Victorian spinster with her eye on adventure, nature, and eventually Tarzan. No prissy miss, but still guided by her gender role within her time. Strong alto/II soprano.

Kerchak

bull-ape master of the herd; stubborn and righteous, but for a reason; crusty outside hides a warm center that often gets lost; huge presence.

Kala

loving and very important mother ape who risks expulsion from the herd by adopting the human child; a warm and loving soul with just enough mothering control to be both doting and stern.

Terk

wildly energetic and fun-filled ape-buddy of Tarzan who thinks she knows all and tries to be his mentor and guide. A fun role filled with great one-liners and puns.

Porter

elderly, doting adventurous father of Jane who is both delighted to be on an expedition, but also a bit frail to be climbing trees.

Young Tarzan

younger version of the character who grows, throughout the show; must be able to move and sing well, with an unchanged male voice.

Clayton

one of the few non-singing roles in the show; ego-driven, bombastic know it all who is both suave but cunning; loves his own ideas above all else

Young Terk

younger version of role listed above.

Snipes

Clayton’s weasily, but ultimately honest sidekick.

Father

appears and sings in opening sequence of show and in a dream sequence in act 2; typical Victorian dad, forthright, “stiff-upper-lip” type but knows his task in his ship-wrecked world.

Mother

like Father – she appears at the beginning of the show and later in Act 2. Protective and loving.

Leopard

Cast specifically by the actor/actress’ ability to move like a vicious, threatening predator.

Apes

Expedition Crew

Soloists

Specialty Dancers