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Jungle Book
Tots Production


(For ages 5-8 year olds)




The World of Disney

Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Additional lyrics & Book adapted by Marcy Heisler
Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle

One Act, Book Musical, Rated G

Show Dates:

April 15th & 16th, 2011

Friday April 15th at 6:30pm
Saturday April 16th at 2pm & 6:30pm
Sunday April 17th - CAST PARTY - NO SHOW

Short Show Synopsis

The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.

Link to MTI's website to read more and hear clips of the songs.

Staff

Artistic Director Lindsey Chester
Musical Director Rachel Nachison
Choreographer Zoe Schneider-Smith
Assistant to Directors Antony Avila-Dillon

Song List

Jungle Prologue - Performed by Bagheera, Baloo, Jungle, Wolves, Shere Khan
Kaa the Snake - Performed by Coconut Tree, Jungle
Trust In Me - Performed by Kaa
Night into Day - Performed by Jungle, All
Colonel Hathi's March Performed - by Hathi, Elephants Baloo the Bear - Performed by Coconut Tree, Rock, Flower, Baloo, All
The Bare Necessities - Performed by All, Baloo, Mowgli, Jungle, Rocks, Plants
Monkey Business - Performed by Jungle
I Wan'na Be Like You - Performed by Louie, Monkeys, All, Baloo
I Wan'na Be Like You (Reprise) - Performed by Baloo
Shere Khan the Tiger - Performed by Shere Khan, Jungle
Mowgli Runs - Performed by Jungle, Mowgli
That's What Friends Are For - Performed by Jungle, All, Shere Khan
The Battle - Performed by Baloo, Trees, Prickly Pears, Rocks, All, Shere Khan, Jungle
The Bare Necessities (Finale) - Performed by All, Bees, Jungle
I Wanna Be Like You (Bows) - Performed by Groups 1-2, All

Full Synopsis

Our tale begins deep in the heart of the Jungle. A baby boy, lost and abandoned, is raised by wolves. He is called "Mowgli" ("Jungle Prologue").

Shere Kahn, the tiger, decides that Mowgli is no longer welcome in the Jungle. To keep him out of danger, Bagheera, the panther, plans to guide Mowgli to the safety of the man village, but Mowgli doesn't want to leave his home. The two settle down for the night under a coconut tree, but their peaceful night is interrupted by Kaa, the Snake ("Kaa the Snake"). Bagheera doesn't notice as Kaa, the snake lulls Mowgli into a deep sleep ("Trust in Me"). Bagheera wakes up to find Kaa coiled around Mowgli, and chases the snake away ("Night into Day").

As they continue their journey, they encounter a herd of elephants, led by the dotty Colonel Hathi ("Colonel Hathi's March"). As the elephants march off, Bagheera commands Mowgli to follow him without any more argument. Mowgli sits and pouts on a large boulder only to discover that it is the giant bear, Baloo ("Baloo the Bear").

Baloo offers Mowgli his philosophy on life, which is quite different from what Bagheera has been teaching ("The Bare Necessities"). While Baloo is lost in that swingin' jungle rhythm, a group of shifty-looking monkeys tiptoes in and kidnaps Mowgli. Caught off guard, Baloo calls to Bagheera for help, while the monkeys carry Mowgli deep into the jungle, laughing all the way ("Monkey Business").

The monkeys take Mowgli to the ancient ruins, where their leader, the wiley King Louie, is holding court. King Louie tells Mowgli that he wants to learn how to be a man, while Baloo and Bagheera sneak on and devise a rescue plan. Baloo, disguised as a very big monkey, will join in the fun to distract King Louie, while Bagheera spirits Mowgli away ("I Wan'na Be Like You").

Baloo can't get enough of that jumpin' jazz, and insists on an encore. He continues to swing until his disguise falls off, blowing their cover, and forcing them to run ("I Wan'na Be Like You Reprise"). The monkeys frantically follow in pursuit, but are stopped dead in their tracks when Shere Khan appears. He sharpens his claws and the monkeys scatter in terror ("Shere Khan the Tiger").

After their monkey attack, Baloo now realizes the Jungle is too dangerous for Mowgli, and together with Bagheera, they agree to get him out of the jungle. Mowgli overhears, and not wanting to leave his home, defiantly runs away. Baloo and Bagheera rush off to find him, hoping that Shere Khan doesn't find him first ("Mowgli Runs").

Away from the safety of Baloo and Baghera, Mowgli finds friendship in the other jungle creatures, who promise to protect him if Shere Khan should come around ("That's What Friends Are For").

Shere Khan arrives, and prepares to attack Mowgli. But before he can pounce, Baloo appears, rallying the other jungle creatures into battle ("The Battle"). The battle ends with the jungle creatures victorious, and Shere Khan cowering in the distance, humiliated and defeated. Once again, the jungle is safe.

Shanti, a beautiful young girl who has been hiding in the jungle the whole time, finally reveals herself. She offers to take Mowgli to her village to meet other people just like him. Mowgli decides to explore the "man village" with Shanti, but reminds his friends he will return, for he will always consider the Jungle his home ("The Bare Necessities Reprise - Finale").

As the curtain falls, the jungle inhabitants return once more to celebrate that swingin' jungle beat ("I Wan'na Be Like You Reprise - Bows").

Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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