THE JUNGLE BOOK
May 22nd and 23rd at 6:00 pm | performers should arrive at 5:30 pm
May 22: Dress Rehearsal – 1:30 pm
In this adaptation of Kipling’s famous stories, the beat of a drum and the cry of a wolf give way to the sounds of the ferocious tiger Shere Khan, hunting his latest prey. But as the wolf pack gathers, they discover that he is hunting a human child, and they quickly rescue the infant Mowgli from the tiger’s teeth. Mother and Father Wolf adopt the small man-cub, and with the protection of Bagheera, the panther, and the teachings of Baloo the bear, Mowgli lives peacefully with the wolves. But as he outwits a band of jesting monkeys, escapes from a hypnotic python and learns the Laws of the Jungle, he will not be able to escape his inevitable showdown with Shere Khan.
The performing arts do wonders for children! Budding actors, dancers and singers develop a sense of confidence, the ability to sustain focus and work toward a goal, responsibility for their contribution to the greater whole, love for their fellow company-members, and the joy of being on stage! Studies have shown that students make huge gains in literacy skills through their creative engagement with the play text and empathetic connection with characters. Best of all, the school play is wholesome, structured fun for all.