The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati proudly presents Disney’s Jungle Book Kids, which hits the stage at Taft Theatre (317 E 5th Street Cincinnati) this Saturday Feb 16 at 2 p.m.

Full list of showtimes are:

Saturday Feb 16 at 2 p.m. (Signed for the hearing impaired)

Saturday Feb 16 at 5 PM (Exclusive ‘Sensory Friendly’ performance)

Sunday Feb 17 at 2 p.m.

Sunday Feb 17 at 5 p.m.

Friday Feb 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Feb 23 at 2 p.m.

Saturday Feb 23 at 5 p.m.

Sunday Feb 24 at 2 p.m.

 

The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the animated movie.  Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “Man-Cub” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human.  You won’t want to miss this culturally-infused and spectacular Disney classic!

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.

In an effort to increase cultural diversity, as the production is set in the jungle of India, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is collaborating with various local groups to comprehensively infuse the production with Indian culture, in order to authenticate the production in a culturally-relevant and educational manner.

To that end, TCT has hired a Cultural Consultant and Associate Choreographer, Ms. Anupa Mirle, to focus on Indian authenticity within DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS. Ms. Mirle is working with the creative team, including: Director, Roderick Justice; Choreographer, Paula Rakestraw; Assistant Director/Shadow Puppet Designer, Kevin Frisch; Costumer Designer, Jeff Shearer; Scenic Designer, Nate Bertone; and Music Director Steve Goers, to infuse culturally-relevant elements into the production.

For more information and to purchase your tickets today, visit http://tafttheatre.org/events/2019/02/disney-s-the-jungle-book-kids4.

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