Bragg Health Institute presents: Dos Pueblos Theatre Company's, Tarzan The Stage Musical based on the Disney film, April 13-21 at the Elings Performing Arts Center!

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Dos Pueblos Theatre Company presents the musical Tarzan ® , based on the Disney film, April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, at 7 pm, and April 14, & 21 at 2 pm. in the Elings Performing Arts Center, 7266 Alameda Avenue. The musical, was originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatricals and features music and lyrics by Phil Collins, book by David Henry Hwang, adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and are available online at for every performance except for opening night, April 13, which is already sold out.

For the first time in Dos Pueblos history opening night is sold out over a month in advance! Don't miss out buy your tickets today!

One hundred years ago Edgar Rice Burroughs introduced Tarzan® to the world in the October 1912 issue of All Story Magazine. The character was an instant sensation and has since then been featured in 26 authorized novels and more than 44 motion pictures.

Tarzan® tells the classic tale of a shipwreck that leaves an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. The helpless baby is adopted and raised by Kala (Xeni Tziouvaras) a gorilla who is mourning the loss of her baby. As Young Tarzan (David Jimenez) grows and matures, he yearns for acceptance from his ape father Kerchak (Aaron Lunt) and longs to discover the reason for his uniqueness. Eventually the older Tarzan (Ray Cothern) encounters his first human - Jane Porter (Nanda Douglas), a curious young explorer - and all of their worlds are transformed.

Dos Pueblos is one of only a handful of schools across the country granted special permission by Disney to present a pilot high school production of Tarzan®, the Musical. As part of the creation process the students took part in a week-long movement workshop with acclaimed movement specialist Charles Donlon, who worked with students on creating a believable physicality for gorillas. Additionally the DP Theatre Company, is partnering with the Santa Barbara Zoo, who generously hosted the cast for a gorilla viewing and discussion. In conjunction with the Zoo, students will be raising community awareness about endangered species like the gorillas with informational tables in the lobby and a cell phone recycling program.

Dos Pueblos Theater Teacher and Director Clark Sayre chose two former students to collaborate with on the production. Gioia Marchese, who helped run the highly acclaimed Company XIV in New York City serves as co-director, producer, and choreographer while Janina Mason, a recent DP graduate assists with choreography. The experienced creative team also includes Musical Director John Douglas, Costume Designer Miller James, Scenic Designer Ted Dolas, Lighting Designer Leigh Allen and Master Technicians John Faass and Ted Jenkins.

This production was made possible thanks to a generous contribution by Bragg Health Institute, Goleta CA.

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