Beaufort Children’s Theatre will present Disney’s The Jungle Book, Kids May 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and May 18 at 3 p.m. at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. This production features over 80 aspiring young actors between the ages of 7 to 17 who will make the jungle come alive right there on the stage.
The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this musical. Especially adapted from the classic film and original book by Rudyard Kipling, this musical includes all of your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” What is the story about? Well, a human boy named Mowgli is running from Shere Khan (Noah Westman-Barth), a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle. Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera (Katie Hobbs) who comes along to help him. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, (Alex Long) who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie (Dyamante Scotland), Mowgli (Zach Hobbs and Sage Posey) and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns forcing our protagonists to rally their follow jungle friends to do battle and restore peace to the jungle.
Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are $25 – $15; student tickets are $15 – $10. For more information visit the CFA website at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or call 843-521-4145.