THE JUNGLE BOOK IS LIVE ONSTAGE AT MEDIA THEATRE THIS SUMMER

Mowgli, Baloo, and the gang are ready to entertain this summer each weekend at The Media Theatre in "The Jungle Book". In this new live-action version written by Tim Haney with additional material by Roger Ricker and music by Ben Kapilow, audiences will find humor and heart as Mowgli grows up with the assistance of animal friends.

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

JUNGLE BOOK CAST:

MOWGLI, YOUNGER...DANNY PEDERSEN/ AIDAN FOX

MOWGLI,OLDER....BEN PEDERSEN/ ZACHARY DIVITO

BALOO, THE BEAR.....TIM HANEY

BAGHEERA, THE PANTHER....JOSH ATKINSON/ CHLOE MILLETT

SHERE KHAN, THE TIGER...PAUL VINK/ GIGI FURLAN

KING LOUIS, THE ORANGUTAN....MARK MARANO

KAA, THE PYTHON....MARY KATE VINK/ ALLIE VACARRO

WILLOW, THE GIRL....CASSIDY ELSE/ RACHEL MCVEY

Father Wolf--HENRY O' NEILL/ DAYSHAUN HEWITT

Mother Wolf--HANNA MURPHY/ KAYLA BLACKSTOCK

Tabaqui the jackal---CARTER WEISS/ BRIDGET HENRY

 Akela, head of the wolf pack--FLETCHER BURTON/ HOLDEN DUBACH

Grey Brother, a wolf---SEAN O' NEILL/ ALEX POLLARD

Messua, Mowgli’s mother--JILLIAN DONOHUE/ HAYLEY HUGHES

 Indira-- ROYA WOLCOTT/ DEJA WINN

 Hunters--ALYSSA CARLOW/ SAMANTHA SWEENEY

The monkey people--MACY DEVITT, LAUREN CUSICK, AIDAN FOX, DANNY PEDERSEN, BRIDGET HENRY, CARTER WEISS

UNDERSTUDIES:
Mowgli...Alex Pollard
Baloo....Mark Marano
Bagheera...Hayley Hughes
Shere Khan/ Wolves/ King Louis....Roger Ricker
Kaa/ Willow....Hanna Murphy

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