Based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, "The Jungle Book" starts out with Mowgli as a small child and ends with him as a pre-teen. The musical is a perfect introduction to theatre for ages 4 and up.
Adult actors join students of the theatre's classes and camps to present the story. Tim Haney reprises his role as Baloo, played five years ago to great acclaim. Mark Marano, recently seen as Samuel Chases in "1776", leaps into the role of King Louis the Orangutan and Henry O' Neill, a policeman from Prospect Park, lends his talent to the role of Father Wolf.
Some roles are double cast to allow plenty of opportunity for young student actors and to present a fresh take to each performance in this new scripted production, based on the show produced at The Media Theatre five years ago. New music has been written by Kapilow with revised lyrics by Kapilow and Haney.
The hour long show plays Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon June through August. Call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org for tickets