GLENCOE – The Glencoe Junior High Project is pleased to present “Tarzan: The Musical” – one of its most exciting productions to date boasting its largest cast and crew (made up of 73 students from Glencoe’s Central School), intricate set and exciting musical score.
Since 1978, the Glencoe Junior High Project has underwritten, produced, and supported all aspects of this annual, inclusive no-cut musical theatre experience featuring 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Glencoe. Director, Adam Busch is at the helm of the family-friendly production with all proceeds going directly to support the Glencoe Junior High Project programs including civic engagement and social service activities, The Oasis and supervised social events.
“I am so proud of these kids and the work they put in each day to bring these fantastic shows to life,” said Adam Busch, director. “Tarzan is a fun show with award-winning music and great story for all ages.”
“Tarzan: The Musical” is based on the Disney movie of the same name, which was adapted from the novel “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Additionally, “Tarzan: The Musical” was brought to Broadway in 2006. Music for both the movie and Broadway production was written and composed by Elton John, Phil Collins and Tim Rice.
The story follows an infant boy (Tarzan) raised by apes and the adventures and experiences he has growing up in the jungle. As part of a jungle expedition, Jane arrives and captures Tarzan’s curiosity and ultimately his heart. Tarzan must decide where he belongs: the jungle or the “civilized” world. Many of the themes throughout the story are relevant to adults and school-aged children alike.
Four performances will be held in Central School’s Misner Auditorium, 620 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe:
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Friday, January 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016: 3 p.m.
Sunday, January 31, 1 p.m.
Tickets are available online beginning January 6, 2016 by visiting www.gjhp.com
If available, tickets will also be sold at the Misner Auditorium one hour prior to each show.
Submitted by Central School