The Jungle Book – A Musical Tale
By Glenn Elston
2009 National Tour
June 29 – October 30, 2009 – 14 week tour to 52 venues in VIC,WA,SA,NT,QLD,TAS, NSW
Warrnambool, Moonee Ponds, Gold Coast, Logan, Boonah, Redcliffe, Cairns, Gladstone, Thuringowa, Ayr, Charters Towers, Proserpine, Mackay, Karratha, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Moora, Bruce Rock, Tammin, Kwinana, Thornlie, Tanunda, Golden Grove, Darwin, Mount Isa, Wonthaggi, Devonport, Mooroopna, Horsham, Pakenham, Ringwood, Hamilton, Ararat, Hilton, Dandenong, Bayswater, Nunawading, Wangaratta, Sutherland, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Queanbeyan, Penrith, Canterbury, Gunnedah, Tenterfield, Bingara, Nowra, Traralgon, Mildura, Swan Hill & Camperdown.
A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has been popular amongst many generations of children, discussing themes that are as relevant today as they were when they were written.
The Jungle Book tells the story of a young human baby, Mowgli, found in the wilderness by a family of wolves and raised as one of their own. He learns over time the rules or ‘Laws’ of the jungle, instructed by his animal mentors including the wise black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the sleepy bear. Both of these friendly beasts contribute to the child’s education.
HIT Productions will bring to life The Jungle Book – A Musical Tale, with Mowgli now in his early twenties, returning to the jungle to see Baloo and Bagheera. Narrated by Baloo, the songs reflect Mowgli’s time growing up in the jungle.
Covering an eclectic range of styles from contemporary ballad to funk and bongo beat, The Jungle Book songs include Bearstar, Jungle Law, Rumble in the Jungle, Baagheera’s Song and many more. This show is a bright, colourful and entertaining experience aimed for children 4-12 but can be appreciated by the entire family.
Mowgli: Samuel Gaskin
Baloo: Ben Kazlauskas
Jackal: Callan Lewis
Playwright: Glenn Elston
Director: Glenn Elston
Musical Director: Paul Norton
Set Art Designer: Barry Drinan
Touring Design Consultant: Shaun Gurton
Costume Designer: Clare Reynolds
Lighting Designer: Scott Allan
Choreographer: Sue-Ellen Shook