Description:

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Mar 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 29th @ 10:30am  
  • Friday, Mar 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 30th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 30th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Friday February 1, 2019 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre:

290 W. San Antonio St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Characters:

Father

  • Jake O'Brien
Father, is a strong, determined man who braves the unknown to provide for his wife and son after a shipwreck leaves them stranded in an unfamiliar jungle.

Mother

  • Katie Tucker
Mother protects her son with all her might, braving the shipwreck, storm and jungle to keep him alive. Together with her husband, she builds a house in the canopy of the trees, trying to create a safe haven for her family to live in.

Kerchak

  • Benjamin Sparks
Kerchak is the gruff bull-ape who leads the tribe and insists that Tarzan, even as a baby poses a threat to the family. He is conflicted by his dedication to his mate Kala and his responsibilities as leader of the tribe. This performer should have a strong authoritative presence while being able to display key glimpses of the silverback's tenderness.

Kala

  • Emma de Kiewiet
Kala is a motherly ape who raises Tarzan after he loses his parents to the leopard. She is incredibly strong, even after suffering the loss of her own child. She shows a depth of emotion equal to that of any human, if not greater.

Young Tarzan

  • Topher Nelson
Young Tarzan is an innocent 10 year old human, raised by the apes. He is immensely curious and possesses a keen ingenuity. Tarzan is daring but desperately wants to fit in with the rest of the family.

Young Terk

  • Kael Harvey
Young Terk is a sarcastic adolescent ape. He is outcast due to his meager size and inability to keep up with his brothers and sisters physically. Terk replaces his physical inadequacy with eloquence and intelligence. He finds a kindred spirit in Tarzan, the other outcast of the family.

Terk

  • Tex Hermes
Terk is a young adult male ape whose friendship with Tarzan has only grown stronger through the years. Other than Kala, Terk is the only ape who visits Tarzan in exile. He would like to think he knows it all and often relies on his great sense of humor. He tend to stay in one place, not growing much in life experience or knowledge.

Tarzan

  • Breckin Murphy
Tarzan is twenty years old and still untainted by civilization. His curiosity has grown as his skills develop. Tarzan is long, lean and very athletic. He has great integrity and a strong sense of fairness. Tarzan falls passionately in love with Jane at first sight and wonders if she is the key to unlocking his mysterious past.

Jane

  • Lucy Melott
Jane is proper, well-bred, British young lady, but a bit of a tomboy too. She is very much the turn of the twentieth-century independent female adventurer and scientist. Jane is an attractive ingenue with a bit of a motor mouth brought on by her fascination and passion for all the expedition has to offer. Once meeting Tarzan, this young girl blossoms into a woman.

Porter

  • Brannagan Madden
Porter is a British professor and gentleman who is traveling to Africa to prove his theory on the social habits of apes. A single father to Jane, he maintains his temper and demeanor to the very last moment. He offers a bit of humor through his slightly eccentric, mad-scientist enthusiasm.

Clayton

  • Ben Roe
Clayton is a brutish British expedition guide and the villain of the show. He has been hired by Professor Porter to lead a scientific research trip but is actually planning to hunt apes for profit. Clayton is a greedy and self-centered macho male who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Snipes

  • Jack Devers
Snipes is head of the expedition crew.

Expedition Crew

  • Christian Carreiro
  • David Dunlap
Expedition Crew are non-speaking roles. They may double as the ape ensemble.

Leopard

  • Jamera Storoy

Ape Ensemble

  • Abigail Sparks
  • Alice McManus
  • Allyson Reyna
  • Aslinn Quinn
  • Caiya James
  • Canon Earnest
  • Cassidy Decker
  • Cavilyn James
  • Exauce Koegle
  • JoJo Melott
  • Julia Mcallister
  • Karli Kirkland
  • Karlina Hindman
  • Kyleigh Madden
  • Libby Williamson
  • Lilly Melott
  • Lydia Panter
  • Madilyn Cole
  • Michael Lansdell
  • Mikayla Jordan
  • Reese Gorden
  • Saroja Melott
  • Shaelyn Stroud
  • Somerlie Madden
  • Trevor Cheney

Plant / Ensemble

  • Araya Feeney
  • Calandra James
  • Claudia Martinez
  • D'Lani Evins
  • Elena Flores
  • Emma Dobbs
  • Evelyne Holland
  • Lydia Rick
  • Marissa (Mari) Koegle
  • Olivia Reynolds
  • Ruthie Melott
  • Teagan Madden