Clarksville, TN – “Two worlds, one family.” The classic story of an outsider trying to fit in is at the heart of the Roxy Regional School of the Arts annual spring musical, Disney’s “Tarzan”, playing May 16th – May 31st.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes” and the hit Disney film, this action-packed musical tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, Young Tarzan (played by Riley Jenkins) strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness.
When a human expedition enters the jungle, Tarzan — now a man (played by Julio Iguina-Pascual) — encounters strangers like himself for the first time.
The songs of pop icon Phil Collins — including the Grammy and Oscar-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds” — come to life through the talents of fellow School of the Arts students Colby Adams, Gavin Berlyak, Jesse Boyle, Addisyn Bryant, Adianna Cervantes, Kourtni Cottrell, Justice Cowan, Breanna Cox, Olivia Creighton, Kiara Cutting, Grace Davis, Cheyenne Deibert, Allison Ferebee, Whitney Flickinger, Samantha Grimes, Ehma Herrera, Vivian Hurn, Truman Jepson, Jacob Johnson, Emma Justice, Ashley Knowles, Regan Lawton, Tommy Lester, Caroline Long, Patrick Long, Katherine McCarty, Sidney McCarty, Amirah Moss, Lauren Mund, Madeline O’Connor, Cameron Pena, Hannah Robertson, Aidan Sartor, Tristan Sartor, Georgia Smith, Austin Stewart, Jewel Stewart, Jordan Weaver, Lucy Wilkinson and Amy Wyer.
On Saturday, May 24th and May 31st, patrons are invited to attend “Me Tarzan, You Jane: A Swinging Tarzan Party” before the matinee. The party starts at 1:00pm across the street at Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street) with lunch (chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, french fries, beverage and dessert), photos with Tarzan, jungle crafts and more! Tickets are $25.00 for the package, which includes the 2:00pm performance of “Tarzan”. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Dan & Michelle Dickerson, Chris & Nicole O’Connor, Melissa A. Schaffner, Dr. John & Cathy Stanton, and Starlene Sykes.
Disney’s “Tarzan” runs May 16th through May 31st, playing Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
All tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
The Roxy Regional Theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.