TARZAN: THE MUSICAL

FRIDAY 6
June 6-22
TARZAN: THE MUSICAL
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20-25. Reservations required
http://www.rosetheater.org

102 years ago Chicago-born Edgar Rice Burroughs probably had no idea that his imaginary trips in dark jungles would become world famous once Tarzan was on the scene. Not concerned with Darwin’s theories nor survival of the fittest, the story of a human boy living among apes was solely meant to entertain. The concept swung into heights of popularity, evolving into more than 50 movies, radio and TV series, comic books, video games and more. On Broadway too. There a 2006 song-filled version spun off from the 1999 Disney animation feature, in turn turning back to the original tale for major parts of the plot. English pop music star Phil Collins wrote melodies and lyrics for the movie, adding more for the stage. He’s always dug into drumming and soul music, roots akin to those of Tarzan’s adopted homeland; plus both men were British isles babies. The heart of Africa soars and throbs.

posted at 07:49 pm
on Sunday, June 01st, 2014

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Holy Black Widow, Batman!

An interdimensional rift has torn through the middle of Omaha, dragging heros and villains out of their comic book universes of Marvel and DC. Predictably, nothing good happens in this situation and...

more »


A legend flies at The Rose.

The Rose Theater is flying and bloomin’ all over the place with its new full-length production of Mary Poppins Cameron Mackintosh’s 2004 stage transformation of the Disney musical film. “Astonishing...

more »


The Trojan Rabbit Flies Again

“There's simply not a more congenial spot, for happily-ever-aftering than Camelot.” They dine well there, eat ham and jam and spam a lot. As does Lancelot. (Apologies to Frederick Loewe.)  

I say!...

more »


As the clothes are stripped off, the laughter cascades

“Snap!” could be the sound of a garter being fastened. Or unfastened. Or it could be the unhooking of a bra. You’re likely to hear such sounds; SNAP Productions is offering a comedy about English...

more »


ONCE

Maybe you tried to buy show tickets on Broadway a few years ago and discovered that only two hits demanded full price: Book of Mormon and ONCE. All the rest were half price and that’s about what...

more »







Advanced Search