All photos courtesy of the Rose Theater.
Last night, Tarzan premiered at the Rose Theater in Omaha. This is part of the official Rose Theater press release:
(OMAHA, Nebr.) TARZAN® (OMAHA, Nebr.) TARZAN® swings onto The Rose stage with high-flying animal energy in the final show of the theater’s 2013-14 season. Filled with acrobatic choreography and bursting with African jungle adventure, The Rose’s production of TARZAN® the Disney film, dares audiences to get in touch with their wild side, June 6-22, 2014.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN®, is a touching story full of fun and adventure that will appeal to all ages. TARZAN® tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time and finds himself suddenly caught between two worlds. The musical, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, follows Tarzan’s personal journey as he discovers what it means to be a man. As in Burrough’s original book, the character in the musical adaptation is driven by his own curiosity about who he is and where he belongs.
The Rose’s production of TARZAN® focuses on what it means to be a family and what family means in an ever-changing, chaotic world. It challenges audiences to realize that true family provides unconditional love, understanding and compassion. Our version is relevant to families because it embodies the idea that love knows no boundaries when it comes to an individual’s background. We are all worthy of love, and it is our birthright as human beings to make sure we give and receive it,” said Rose artistic director Matthew Gutschick.
The show communicates this message with heart-pumping music written by rock legend Phil Collins, including “Son of Man,” “Two Worlds,” and the Grammy and Oscar winning song, “You’ll Be In My Heart.”
If you would like to go see this musical live and in person, you have several more available options, starting this afternoon!
|Saturday, June 7||2 pm|
|Sunday, June 8||2 pm|
|Friday, June 13||7 pm|
|Saturday, June 14||2 pm|
|Sunday, June 15||2 pm|
|Thursday, June 19||7 pm|
|Friday, June 20||7 pm|
|Saturday, June 21||2 pm|
|Sunday, June 22||2 pm|
Since this is considered a premiere show, tickets are $25 for main floor and $20 for balcony seats. The show lasts for 2 hours (with an intermission) and is recommended for kids age 4-11. Swing in for a great time!