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

CAST

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

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

 

2014 ARTS FOR LIFE BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDS

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

Nominations
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)


CREATIVE team

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