Primrose Hill School will open the 2013 season of Arts Alive in Barrington with three performances of Disney’s "The Jungle Book" on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26.
Over 60 first- to third-grade pupils are ready to hit the stage. All shows take place at the Barrington Middle School auditorium, 261 Middle Highway.
"The audience should be ready for plenty of surprises as they journey through the Indian Jungle and meet many well-loved characters like Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera and a few unexpected appearances from the likes of King Louie and his Bollywood Monkeys and a 12 foot Python named Kaa," according to Kirsten Davis of Arts Alive!.
The performances are being adapted from the Rudyard Kipling novel and the Disney movie, with permission from Musical Theatre International.
"This production is packed with many recognizable songs and is sure to entertain and inspire," said Davis.
Directed by Dena Davis, the production team has taken inspiration from Indian culture, which will be reflected in the costuming and the dance, she said.
"Arts Alive! is proud to open the season with this lovable, classic tale of family, loyalty and friendship," she said.
Tickets for The Jungle Book are $5 for kids and may be purchased in advance by emailing Arts Alive! and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curtain times are Friday, Jan. 25, at 7pm, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 pm and 7pm.