Description:

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's 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 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.

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Director's Vision Statement

Love is a universal language.  It transcends time, distance, culture.  The story of Tarzan hews close to that universal truth: a human baby raised by a different species is caught between the world he knows and an identity he didn’t know he had.  How he navigates that duality ultimately ties back to how our love for one another can overcome our differences.


Jesus loved us that way too.  Jesus became human to walk among us, live with us, teach us, and ultimately die for us.  Jesus wrestled with his humanity when he was tempted in the desert, and when he cried out to his father to not walk to Calvary on our behalf.
Tarzan is a show with something for everybody: laughter, action, romance, and more.  And I want love as a universal language to be at the heart of this telling of Tarzan.  While I have fun things planned for the set and costumes and tech elements, rehearsals will focus the most on honing the core of our craft—singing, acting, and dancing—to tell the story of Tarzan.

For auditions, pick a song that showcases your voice well, either from a more recent musical or a modern (CYT appropriate) pop song.  For your monologue, pick something that showcases your acting ability, don’t be afraid to get creative, and above all have fun with it!  We will also have a dance call at auditions, so don’t forget a change of clothes that you can move comfortably in.

I can’t wait to see all the talent at auditions!

- Philip Harris

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 19th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Saturday December 17, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Charles Bender Performing Arts Center:

611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338


Show Notes:

Klein United Methodist Church
AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS
December 2 - Auditions
December 3 - Callbacks
 
REHEARSALS (Thursdays are not every week and will NOT be full cast):
Dec 8, 9, 10, 16, 17
Jan 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28
Feb 2, 3, 4, 10, 11
 
REHEARSAL TIMES (TENTATIVE AT THIS POINT):
Thursdays and Fridays 6:00-9:00pm
Saturdays 9:30am (worship) 10:00am-3:00pm
Please note: On our first night, 12/8, we will begin at 5:30 and end at 8:30 since it's a school night.
 
TECH WEEK:
Move in - Feb 12
Tech - Feb 13 - 16
Charles Bender Performing Arts Center- Humble
 
PERFORMANCES:
Feb 17-19 (Possible school day performance in the morning on the 17th)
Our headshots, promos, & character portraits will all be done on ??. EVERYONE gets a new headshot in the winter if they weren't in a fall CYT show, so arrive ready to take that picture.

FACEBOOK GROUP

Email mary@cythouston.org with any questions


 


Characters:

Kala

Kerchak

Leopard

Young Tarzan

Young Terk

Terk

Tarzan

Jane

Porter

Clayton

Snipes

Creature

Mother

Father

Human Invasion soloist

10 Years Past soloist

Waiting for This Moment background vocalists

Strangers Trio

You'll Be In My Heart signing soloist

Advanced Ape Dancers

Living Flora

Baby Apes

Bully Apes

Adult Apes

Expedition Crew

Sailors

Strangers Like Me Humans

Cover - Tarzan

Cover - Jane

Cover - Kala

Cover - Kerchak

Cover - Terk

Cover - Young Tarzan

Cover - Young Terk

Cover - Porter

Cover - Clayton

Cover - Father

Cover - Mother

Cover - Leopard