Come join Melrose Drama as it brings the jungle to life in Disney’s fun filled, family favorite, “Tarzan, The Musical.” Boasting a cast and crew of over eighty Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School students, “Tarzan” will be performed at the Melrose Performing Arts Center located at the Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, on November 18th and 19th at 7pm with additional matinees on November 19th and 20th at 1pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and will be available at the door and online at the Melrose Drama website.
“Tarzan” tells the story of an infant boy, who has washed up on the shores of West Africa and is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas who name him Tarzan. When he is not striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business. However, when a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, Tarzan encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle that is thick with emotion as his animal upbringing clashes with his human instincts. This tale of family, friendship and acceptance is suitable for children of all ages.
Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale, “Tarzan of the Apes,” “Tarzan” features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hit songs, 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. The production is led by Melrose Drama’s award winning team of Director Adam Schuler, Vocal Director Shawn Gelzleichter and Choreographer Becca Flint.
For additional information on the show, please check out the Melrose Drama webpage, the “Tarzan” Facebook event page and the Melrose Drama Facebook.
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