TARZAN

MANSFIELD — The Renaissance Theatre will hold auditions for the MY Theatre production of Disney’s Tarzan: The Stage Musical via video submission, through July 15, 2020.

Those auditioning must be 18 years of age or younger (unless still attending high school) during the 2020-21 school year and should be no younger than 7 years of age.

Anyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a 16-32 measure excerpt from a song of their choice and should sing with accompaniment in the proper key, if possible. Some actors may be asked to read a short scene from the script.

Those auditioning should provide a list of schedule conflicts between the dates of auditions and the performances of Disney’s Tarzan.

Performance dates are September 17-20, 2020. All performances will be held on stage at the Renaissance. Disney’s Tarzan. will be directed by Dauphne Maloney, with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors. 

At the core of the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, and Broadway production is the story of an outsider trying to fit in.

Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic novel Tarzan of the Apes, this high-swinging musical tells the story of Tarzan, orphaned as a baby on the shores of West Africa and taken in to be raised by a tribe of gorillas.

As he grows into a man, he strives to earn the acceptance of his ape father while grappling with his own uniqueness.

When an expedition from England enters their territory, Tarzan has his first encounter with other humans as he meets Professor Porter, his beautiful daughter Jane, and their hunting guide Clayton. This unlikely and heartwarming love story is filled with adventure and reminds us that the bond of family can never truly be broken. 

Disney’s Tarzan features music and lyrics by Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar-winning song, "You'll Be in My Heart", and book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. 

For complete audition information including character roles and vocal ranges, rehearsal dates and video submission requirements go to www.RenTickets.org/get-involved/audition.

Disney’s Tarzan is part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

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