Disney lovers rejoice! The 1999 classic ‘Tarzan’ will be taking the stage at Bankstown’s Bryan Brown Theatre in just four weeks. Canterbury Theatre Guild is proud to be one of the very small handful of Australian community theatre companies to stage this incredible musical.
Based on Disney’s epic animated film and Edgar Rice Burrough’s ‘Tarzan of the Apes’, the production features a fantastic lineup of heart-pumping songs written by Phil Collins, including Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” plus “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” (beautifully musically directed by Clare Moroney) making for an unforgettable theatrical experience for all.
The clever, hilarious and thought-provoking script is based on a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang, whose themes reflect family, human nature, and acceptance of differences – we can guarantee that parents won’t be bored!
After washing up on the shores of West Africa, a baby boy is taken in and raised by gorillas, where he strives to adapt and be accepted by his adoptive family. Years later, when a human expedition finds their way into gorilla territory and Tarzan encounters creatures like himself for the first time, Tarzan begins to question his human origins, and where he truly belongs.
Hannah Barn directs an incredibly talented cast of all ages across only 6 shows, in a production that both the young and young at heart will love.
“Tarzan is a fun filled show for the whole family. The music alone, written by Phil Collins, is reason enough for you to get a ticket! We’ve set it in modern day and given Jane a more appropriate outfit for exploring and discovering the jungle. With gorillas being an endangered species, it’s been a very educational journey bringing to life this Disney Classic. It’s a story about nontraditional families and discovering one’s true self, and understanding that at the heart of it all – it’s all above love and acceptance.”
Hannah is proud to lead a cast of all ages, including a full ensemble of both kids and adults, as well as featured dancers (whose impressive and fast-paced numbers are led by skilled choreographer Teale Howie) to support the roster of gifted leads.
“My cast is incredible – the youngest is 7 years old – and they bring to life the fun and energetic characters with such truth and passion that you can’t help smiling and dancing along.”
Wednesday 10 July 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday 11 July 2019 7:30 PM
Friday 12 July 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday 13 July 2019 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday 14 July 2019 4:00 PM
at the Bryan Brown Theatre, corner Rickard Road and Chapel Road, Bankstown
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