Set Design | Projection Design | Scenic Painting
Book by DAVID HENRY HWANG Music and Lyrics by PHIL COLLINS
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.
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.
Production:  Actor's Youth Theatre
Director & Choreographer:  Stephen Hohendorf-Parnell
Music Directors:  Elise Stoffer
This set had so many layers and components. We wanted to create a jungle that provided several levels for the actors as well as a variety of scene opportunities. The installation of sheer curtains allowed us to get creative with the use of projections and added another dimension to the scenes. Painting the floor to look like a jungle floor was a must for this set and completed the entire look. This one was a lot of work but it was worth every splinter and stubbed toe.
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