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Volume 3340



 Intro | Reviews | Arrival | Backstage I | Backstage II | The Complex | The Show | Cast Mingle

The jungle came to life in the desert when Tuacahn Amphitheatre presented the regional premiere of Tarzan -- the Broadway musical based on the popular 1999 Disney film and beloved story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

This classic tale begins when an early 1900 shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family. When he eventually encounters his first human -- Jane Porter, a curious young explorer -- both of their worlds transform forever.

Tarzan features the songs from Disney's film as well as nine new songs written specifically for the Broadway production. The show's Grammy Award-winning musical score, written by singer/songwriter Phil Collins, propels the energy and imagination of this literary favorite, making the show a complete sell-out for every 2010 performance at Tuacahn Amphitheatre.



The Cast
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James Royce Edwards

Summer Broyhill

Payton Kemp
Young Tarzan

Evan D'Angeles

Cessalee Stovall

Sam Zeller

Jerry Hoffman
Professor Porter

Todd Dubail

Eddie Schumacher
Victorian Father/Snipes

Carolyn Hartvigsen
Victorian Mother
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A large ensemble of apes and acrobats


"...a riotously entertaining shop...[with] the American musical's classic blend
of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship..." ~ The New York Times

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy For You tells the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. Heir of a New York banking family, Bobby is sent by his mother to Deadrock, Nevada, on an errand to foreclose on the town's Gaiety Theatre. Once he arrives, however, he manages to fall in love with Polly, the daughter of the theatre's owner, and becomes involved in a plan to rescue the doomed venue by producing a spectacular show to pay off the building's mortgage. Will he save the day by rescuing the doomed theatre? And will this city slicker win the heart of the girl he loves? Experience the magic of this timeless story when Tuacahn's desert setting is transformed into a decaying Nevada village with the dream of keeping its beloved theatre alive.

Memorable Gershwin tunes include "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "Bidin' My Time," "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "Embraceable You," and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

Crazy for You is a high-energy comedy featuring plot twists, mistaken identity, fabulous dance numbers, and classic Gershwin music. This award-winning musical homage to one of the greatest songwriting teams of the twentieth century will delight the entire family.

Web Refs
Offcial Tuacahn Tarzan Site
Tuacahn Wikipedia Entry
James Royce Edwards Official Website
James Royce Edwards on Facebook
Summer Broyhill at Broadway World
Tarzan Goes International
Tarzan: The Broadway Musical
Tarzan: The Musical in Holland
Tarzan: The Musical in Hamburg
Tarzan: The Musical in Utah

Tarzan Musical 2010:

Tuacahn Amphitheatre - Ivins - Utah

ERBzine 1340: Intro

ERBzine 2759: Reviews

ERBzine 3341: Arrival

ERBzine 3342: Backstage I

ERBzine 3343: Backstage II

ERBzine 3344: The Complex

ERBzine 3345: The Show

ERBzine 3346: Cast Mingle

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