CAJSHS Drama Club to Present Disney’s Tarzan

CLEARFIELD – Disney’s high-flying musical, Tarzan, will swing into the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School and the Drama Club invites the community to see the show.

Three performances of Tarzan are scheduled April 11-13, at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School. The show begins at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students that can be purchased at the door.  The show is directed by Stephen Switala and Music Director, Andrew Rothrock.

Also, part of the creative team are Choreographer Sam Potter, Vocal Coach Catherine Mandell, Costume Coordinator Kim Luzier, Prop Coordinator Jeannine Wonderling Hanes, Stage Manager Lew Duttry, Student Director Emmalee Marshall, Lighting Designer Mason Strouse, Production Assistant Kyle Kelly, Scenic Designer Carleigh Kuntz and Makeup Designer Justine Washic.

Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the Disney-animated film, 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.

With heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins, a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, Tarzan is a show for the entire family to enjoy.

The show includes veterans of the CHS Drama Club stage as well as some new faces.  Tarzan is portrayed by newcomer Spencer Graham and Jane is played by veteran Katelynn Smith.

Joining the fun are Tarzan’s gorilla parents, Jace Kephart – no stranger to the stage at CHS – as Kerchak, first-time CHS Drama Club senior, Makeeli Redden as Kala and veteran Remington Shugarts as Tarzan’s best friend Terk.

They are part of the family with Mason Yocum as Jane’s father and Ryan Lazauskas as Clayton – both having seen time on the stage in previous CHS productions.

In a first for CHS, four elementary young men are joining the stage as Young Tarzan (Santana Maines), Young Terk (Owen Lykens) and gorillas (Sloan Rosinsky and Alex Wallace).

Other ensemble members and dance captains include:  Jacquelyn Ammerman, Kendra Billotte, Chloe Brower, Kayliann Bryan, Matt Bush, Kelseekay Charles, Cameron Conklin, Elise DuFour, Shelby Flanagan, Ryan Forcey, Chelsea Ippolito, Katlyne Fye, Emmalynne Groth, Ally Hertlein, Stacey Houchins, Taylor Humenay, Herschel Johnson, Ben Leighow, Carrie McCracken, Austin McDanel, Lennon Miller, Phillip Peters, Philip Rowles, Lily Rosinsky, Anna Rowles, Lauren Sattesahn, Brianna Shaw, Angel Swanson, Taylor Trinidad and Ethan Yarger.

Crew members include: Sarah Catherman, Sarah Cutler, Sage Hoppe, Ava Lynch, Nicolette Maines, Mason Marshall, Mackenzie Matthews, Emma Quick, Peyton Reese, Abigail Simcox, Beth Struble and Jaycee Wood.

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