Theatre at AACC will present “Tarzan” during two weekends in November in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
Directed by adjunct performing arts faculty member Casey Kaleba, the production is a musical, adapted from Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel, “Tarzan of the Apes.” Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Another matinee has been added at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
The role of Tarzan is double cast and played by Alexander McConkie of Annapolis and Billy Luzier of Severna Park. Katie McCarren of Arnold portrays Jane. In the role of young Tarzan is Jackson Anderson of Arnold, with Tarzan’s biological parents played by Kimberly Hopkins of Bowie and Jack Venton of Annapolis and the apes who became his adoptive parents played by Amy Matousek of Millersville as Kala and Barry Bowdoin of Glen Burnie as Kerchak. Terk, another ape pivotal to Tarzan, is played by Arianna Evans of Crofton.
Other cast members include Cary Banasiak of Riva as Clayton, Hadi Joyowidarbo as Snipes, Nick Brice as Porter, Raksa (Rex) Lim as the Leopard and an ensemble including Liz Barrett of Annapolis, Kyle Bermudez of Annapolis, Sydney Biuk of Severna Park, Domonique Bobian of Glenn Dale, Kathleen Boidy of Glen Burnie, Paige Creek-Abdullah of Arnold, Alyssa Gleason of Glen Burnie, Morgan Miller of Severn and Isabella Weaverling of Pasadena.
Set design is by Sean J. Urbantke, AACC assistant director of performing arts, with music direction by Emily Sergio, AACC adjunct faculty for performing arts. Stage manager is Magdalene Urban, a student from Pasadena.
Tickets are $25 general admission; $15 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 for those with valid AACC student ID who purchase tickets prior to Nov. 5. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 and firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase them as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm
Music and lyrics are by Phil Collins and the book is by David Henry Hwang. The stage musical is based on the Disney film and is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International of New York City. For more information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/theater.