Westerville goes ape

July 24, 2018 by  

A rumble in the jungle is likely when Westerville Parks & Recreation Theatre presents ‘Tarzan’, a musical production based on the 1999 Disney animated film with songs by Phil Collins.

The show will be presented at Westerville Central High School on Mount Royal Avenue, and is a community production that has 50 people in the cast ranging from 7 to 76 years of age.

As a boy, Tarzan (Micah Zink) is orphaned when his family is shipwrecked. He is found by the gorilla Kala (Karla Kruse), who saves his life and raises him, not caring that he is a human. Another gorilla, Terk (Cody Schmid) becomes Tarzan’s best friend, but Kala’s husband Kerchak (Mike Ruehrmund) distrusts him. An English ship lands on the island, bringing more humans into the mix, including the young Jane (Cherish Myers), who will become Tarzan’s mate.

Matt Wolfe and Luke Bovenizer are co-directing the show, which Wolfe says asks eternal and very timely questions, such as can we care for those who are not like us? He believes kids will enjoy the music, songs, and spectacle, while older people will consider the deeper message.

‘Tarzan’ swings through Westerville on July 26, 27, 28, and 29. Performances will be at 7:00 pm with the exception of this Sunday, July 29, when it takes place at 3:00 pm.

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