Show Credits: Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler Book adapted by Marcy Heisler Music by Richard M. Sherman Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Music by Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson Music adapted by Bryan Louiselle Music arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Description: The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You."
On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, 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. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.
Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS has a large, expandable ensemble and many strong featured roles for good singers, all of which can be performed by boys or girls. Several roles, including Baloo and King Louie, are great for kids with strong comedic skills. The chorus can be expanded to include various animals, trees, plants, rocks, or any other jungle inhabitants you can think of! The monkey chorus and elephant toops also provide great opportunities for filling the stage. Many numbers involve the full chorus in easy unison singing. With colorful characters and plenty of toe-tapping rhythm, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
Insight from the experts Casting Tip: May be cast from a small classroom, or include the entire student body
Costume Tip: As simple as T-Shirts, or as detailed as your imagination and budget allow
Staging Tip: May be performed without a formal set, or as complex as your imagination and budget allow