The Jungle is Jumpin’ with Jazz in this Exciting Disney Classic!
Disney’s The Jungle Book! KIDS
Book adapted by Marcy Heisler
Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music adapted & arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Directed & Choreographed by Timothy D. Turner
Production by Bay Street Players’ Young Peoples Theater of Eustis, Florida
auditions in September, information below! Large Cast, Medium Chorus
Performances on February 10, 2007 @ 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
at Historic State Theatre in downtown Eustis at 109 North Bay Street (click for map)
The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
Our tale begins deep in the heart of the Jungle. A baby boy, lost and abandoned, is raised by wolves. He is called “Mowgli” ("Jungle Prologue").
Shere Kahn, the tiger, decides that Mowgli is no longer welcome in the Jungle. To keep him out of danger, Bagheera, the panther, plans to guide Mowgli to the safety of the man village, but Mowgli doesn’t want to leave his home. The two settle down for the night under a coconut tree, but their peaceful night is interrupted by Kaa, the Snake ("Kaa the Snake"). Bagheera doesn’t notice as Kaa, the snake lulls Mowgli into a deep sleep ("Trust in Me"). Bagheera wakes up to find Kaa coiled around Mowgli, and chases the snake away (“Night into Day").
As they continue their journey, they encounter a herd of elephants, led by the dotty Colonel Hathi ("Colonel Hathi's March"). As the elephants march off, Bagheera commands Mowgli to follow him without any more argument. Mowgli sits and pouts on a large boulder only to discover that it is the giant bear, Baloo ("Baloo the Bear"). Baloo offers Mowgli his philosophy on life, which is quite different from what Bagheera has been teaching ("The Bare Necessities"). While Baloo is lost in that swingin’ jungle rhythm, a group of shifty-looking monkeys tiptoes in and kidnaps Mowgli. Caught off guard, Baloo calls to Bagheera for help, while the monkeys carry Mowgli deep into the jungle, laughing all the way ("Monkey Business”).
The monkeys take Mowgli to the ancient ruins, where their leader, the wiley King Louie, is holding court. King Louie tells Mowgli that he wants to learn how to be a man, while Baloo and Bagheera sneak on and devise a rescue plan. Baloo, disguised as a very big monkey, will join in the fun to distract King Louie, while Bagheera spirits Mowgli away ("I Wan'na Be Like You"). Baloo can’t get enough of that jumpin’ jazz, and insists on an encore. He continues to swing until his disguise falls off, blowing their cover, and forcing them to run ("I Wan'na Be Like You Reprise”). The monkeys frantically follow in pursuit, but are stopped dead in their tracks when Shere Khan appears. He sharpens his claws and the monkeys scatter in terror ("Shere Khan the Tiger").
After their monkey attack, Baloo now realizes the Jungle is too dangerous for Mowgli, and together with Bagheera, they agree to get him out of the jungle. Mowgli overhears, and not wanting to leave his home, defiantly runs away. Baloo and Bagheera rush off to find him, hoping that Shere Khan doesn’t find him first ("Mowgli Runs"). Away from the safety of Baloo and Baghera, Mowgli finds friendship in the other jungle creatures, who promise to protect him if Shere Khan should come around ("That's What Friends Are For"). Shere Khan arrives, and prepares to attack Mowgli. But before he can pounce, Baloo appears, rallying the other jungle creatures into battle ("The Battle"). The battles ends with the jungle creatures victorious, and Shere Khan cowering in the distance, humiliated and defeated. Once again, the jungle is safe.
Shanti, a beautiful young girl who has been hiding in the jungle the whole time, finally reveals herself. She offers to take Mowgli to her village to meet other people just like him. Mowgli decides to explore the “man village” with Shanti, but reminds his friends he will return, for he will always consider the Jungle his home ("The Bare Necessities Reprise – Finale”). As the curtain falls, the jungle inhabitants return once more to celebrate that swingin’ jungle beat (“I Wan’na Be Like You Reprise - Bows”).
Based on the classic Disney film “The Jungle Book”
MOWGLI played by Seth Tear
BAGHEERA played by Chelsea L. Metz
BALOO played by Annelies Moon
KING LOUIE played by Angel Wells
SHERE KHAN played by Katie Scholl
COLONEL HATHI played by Ted Kirkland
KAA played by Elina Moon
KAA COILS played by Hannah Scholl, Jackie Scholl, Angel Wells
ELEPHANT TROOPE played by Annelies Moon, Clarissa Moon, Katie Scholl, Thomas Stokes, Rebecca Budzynski
BABY ELEPHANT played by Clarissa Moon
OLD MONKEY played by Rebecca Budzynski
OTHER MONKEYS played by Ted Kirkland, Clarissa Moon, Elina Moon, Hannah Scholl, Jackie Scholl, Katie Scholl, Connor Stokes
COCONUT TREE / SHANTI played by Hannah Scholl
WOLVES played by Jackie Scholl, Ashley Sharpe, Thomas Stokes, Rebecca,
JUNGLE CHORUS played by Ted Kirkland, Chelsea L. Metz, Annelies Moon, Clarissa Moon, Elina Moon, Hannah Scholl, Jackie Scholl, Katie Scholl, Connor Stokes, Angel Wells, Rebecca
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 27 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. “Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS” marks his 1st production with The Young Peoples Theater and this show marks his 70th production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional
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The 2006-2007 season marks the 31st year of Young People’s Theatre at Bay Street Players in Eustis, Florida. This program was founded by Deborah J. Carpenter, and has been fulfilling the community’s and Lake County’s need for the youth’s theatrical arts. The program introduces children and teens to stagecraft, technical design, costume design, performance skills and methods, and improvisation skills. The youth are privileged to have a theatre as their classroom. They can experience various roles in seasonal shows, both behind the curtain and onstage. Young People’s Theatre (YPT) gives children grades preschool through high school the opportunity to learn all areas of theatrical techniques, taught by experienced actors and directors. Many topics are covered through the semester and are showcased at the end of the year in a fully staged performance. CLICK HERE for information page.
Casting young people currently in grades 2nd – 10th. Please prepare an upbeat musical selection and bring the sheet music in your key or an accompaniment CD. An accompanist will be provided. Cold readings possible. Please come dressed and prepared to learn a dance routine for your audition. Production is considered a course and a tuition fee of $200 will be required if cast. Some scholarships may be available.
September 30, 2006 9 a.m. - noon
The State Theater of Eustis, Florida (click for map)
For Young People’s Theater audition information, please call (352) 357-7777
Roles Needed: All roles available.
the man cub vocal range C3 - D4
the panther vocal range D3 - Bb3
the bear vocal range C3 - D4
the snake (played by six actors) vocal range D3 - B3
the tiger vocal range E3 - C4
leader of the elephants vocal range D3 - A3
vocal range D3 - C#4
vocal range E3 - A3
King of the monkeys vocal range C3 - C4
vocal range C3 - D4
Sun, Moon, Wolves, Rocks, Flowers, Plants, Bushes, Trees, Bees, Prickly Pears, Vultures, etc. vocal range C3 - E4
COCONUT TREE / SHANTI
vocal range C3 - C4
Voices of SHANTI'S FAMILY