July 25 – August 2, 2014

Bayless High School / Directed by Gary Long / Book by David Henry Hwang / Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins

Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time.

Proceeds Benefited

Impressive production values....a show about seeing past differences is a natural for Take Two, long a champion of cross-cultural values.
— Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle


Tarzan /  Jeffrey Salger
Jane  / Jazzy Danziger Loyal
Kala / Melissa Guffey
Kerchak  / Mike Huelsmann
Terk / Jeremy Sims
Professor Porter / Mark Lull
Young Tarzan / Casey Mead
Mr. Clayton / Christopher Strawhun
Snipes / Daniel E. Junkel
Father / Dan Boyer
Mother, Spider / Lynne Huelsmann
Leopard / Allen Berryman

Katie Angeli
Madi Bell
Brandon Blount
Kevin Corpuz
Thomas Fischer
Julia Gilbert
Tracey Herwick
Melanie Kozak
Autumn Laure
Aurielle Macchi
Avery Smith
Jeanine Temares



Won – Best Set Design (Bill Beilstein)
Won – Best Lighting (Pat Klick)
Won – Best Costume Design (Colene Fornachon)

Large Ensemble Musical Production
Direction (Gary Long)
Musical Direction (Nate Jackson)
Actor in a Leading Role (Jeffrey Salger)
Actor in a Featured Role (Jeremy Sims)
Actress in a Featured Role (Melissa Guffey)
Actor in a Comedic Role (Mark Lull)
Juvenile Performer (Casey Mead)


Director Gary Long / Music Director Nate Jackson / Choreographer Jenn Koehne / Assistant Choreography Mackenzie Koehne / Assistant Directors Karen Fulks and Colene Fornachon / Costume Designer Colene Fornachon / Set Designer Bill Beilstein / Master Carpenters Bill Beilstein and Josh Smith / Lighting Designer Pat Klick / Creative Consultant Patrick Kerwin / Stage Manager Laurie Reynolds / Stage Crew Members Carol Laure, David Schien, Emily Schien, Brendan Woods / House Manager Correen Macchi / Promotional Photographer Kimberly Smith / Production Photographer Jason Stoff