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David Henry Hwang Music and Lyrics by
Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film Tarzan
Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
Revised Regional Version
The king of the apes and his lady love swing to the stage in this adaptation of the Disney film.
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
A title that's recognizable the world over, TARZAN is a powerhouse
of a musical that will be a major ticket seller in a theatre's season
endless opportunities for creative staging, costuming, and set
A free, downloadable Production Handbook is available here (PDF).
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Since 1918 only eight musicals have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama - of those eight, five are MTI Musicals: "Of Thee I Sing" (1932), "Fiorello!" (1960), "How To Succeed..." (1962), "Sunday In The Park With George" (1985) and "Rent (1996).