TheatreWorksEDU, the educational division of TheatreWorks of SoIN, is pleased to announce that they will be offering two opportunities for students to perform at the New Albany Amphitheatre this July. Sponsored by Mayor Jeff Gahan & the City of New Albany, TheatreWorksEDU will be presenting Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS and Once on This Island JR. All parts are available and will be open to any local student currently in 2nd to 12th grade. The performances will take place July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30 p.m. Auditions are May 16 & 17 at TheatreWorks of SoIN (203 East Main Street, New Albany, IN) and more information can be found at http://theatreworksedu.com/auditions.
Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS is adapted from Disney's beloved animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.
When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.
Both productions will be directed Keniesha Zell (Jeffersonville High School Director of Theatre Arts), choreographed by Sara Drake (Owner of Drake Dance Academy), and musical directed by Olivia Meyer Wohar (a professional actress & musical director).