Description:

The king of the apes and his lady love swing to the stage in this adaptation of the Disney film.

Calling all adventurous performers 8-18!

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the ApesTarzan 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.

Directed by Elise Palma
Music Direction by Susan Tuten
Choreography by Alexandra Biggs


Performance Dates:  May 27-30
Auditions:  February 19-20: 
  • 2/19 Dance Call for ALL Auditioning:  7:00-8:00 PM – Vocal Auditions 8:30-9:00
  • 2/20 Vocal Auditions followed by Callbacks:  All Day, sign up for an appointment

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 27th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 29th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 30th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Friday March 19, 2021 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center:

33606 N 60th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85266


Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 2nd 7:00pm

The first mandatory parent meeting for cast families will be a Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM on 3/2/21.


Characters:

Father

  • Naison Vaught
Biological father of Tarzan, a Victorian Englishman

Mother

  • Audrianna Certalic
Biological mother of Tarzan, a Victorian Englishwoman

Kala

  • Brianna Morelock
A gentle mother ape, protector of Tarzan

Kerchak

  • Dillon Fifield
A gruff, bull ape, leader of the gorillas, Kala's mate

Leopard

  • Elise Carpenter
A fierce carnivore that threatens both gorillas and humans

Young Tarzan

  • Tolan Cottrell
An innocent, ten-year-old, human misfit raised by apes

Young Terk

  • Hannah Lindblade
A sarcastic, overconfident, adolescent ape who takes Tarzan under his wing

Terk

  • Ayla Grieser
A young ape, best friend to Tarzan, changed little from who he was as a child

Tarzan

  • Jacob Currie
The young adult Ape Man, innocent, vulnerable, fearless, and full of ingenuity

Jane

  • Ariana Latvaaho
A modern and adventurous young Englishwoman, student of botany

Porter

  • John S. Terpin
A bumbling yet sensitive Englishman, professor of biology, father of Jane

Clayton

  • Steve Swedler
A brutish, arrogant, self-absorbed, and greedy British expedition guide

Snipes

  • Zariah Garcia
Expedition crewman, Clayton's second-in-command

Featured Dance Troupe

  • Audrianna Certalic
  • Bria Lindblade
  • Elise Carpenter
  • Eva Britton
  • Hannah Cilliers
  • Madeline Sage
  • Megan Messmer
  • Nicole Kramer

Ensemble Soloists

  • Aleksandra Currie
  • Bria Lindblade
  • Eva Britton
  • Lexi Smith

Expedition Crew

  • Beckett Cottrell
  • Faith MacGregor
  • Lexi Smith
  • Lillian Heinlein
  • Naison Vaught
  • Shekinah Coughlin
  • Tolan Cottrell
British workers under the supervision of Clayton

Flowers

  • Beckett Cottrell
  • Bria Gubernick
  • Carlee Howard
  • Elaina Doran-Bakayoko
  • Ella Cupo
  • Katelyn Fifield
  • Mackenzie Silva
  • Marley Johnson-Ordonez
  • McKenzie Lopezlira
  • Nicole Cook
Jungle flora that Jane is studying...they dance and sing in multiple scenes.

Featured "Creature"

  • Annaliese Saunders

"Creatures" Group

  • Aleksandra Currie
  • Aubrey Fox
  • Audra Schrock
  • Bella Hayward
  • Faith MacGregor
  • Lacaya Medina
  • Lexi Smith
  • Lillian Heinlein
  • Lily nicolay
  • Madison Silva
  • Marissa Wineinger
  • Naison Vaught
  • Shekinah Coughlin

Apes

  • Aleksandra Currie
  • Annaliese Saunders
  • Aubrey Fox
  • Audra Schrock
  • Audrianna Certalic
  • Beckett Cottrell
  • Bella Hayward
  • Bria Gubernick
  • Bria Lindblade
  • Carlee Howard
  • Elaina Doran-Bakayoko
  • Elise Carpenter
  • Ella Cupo
  • Eva Britton
  • Faith MacGregor
  • Hannah Cilliers
  • Hannah Lindblade
  • Katelyn Fifield
  • Lacaya Medina
  • Lexi Smith
  • Lillian Heinlein
  • Lily nicolay
  • Mackenzie Silva
  • Madeline Sage
  • Madison Silva
  • Marissa Wineinger
  • Marley Johnson-Ordonez
  • McKenzie Lopezlira
  • Megan Messmer
  • Nicole Cook
  • Nicole Kramer
  • Shekinah Coughlin
  • Zariah Garcia
Gorilla inhabitants of the coastal jungle of western Africa