The Young Players will perform Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, opening Thursday, September 16th at the historic Royal Theatre. The show is sponsored by Valhalla Restaurant and Axe Throwing.
- Thu Sep 16, 7pm
- Fri Sep 17, 7pm
- Sat Sep 18, 2pm & 7pm
- Sun Sept 19, 2pm
Tickets are assigned seating, so be sure to check the details before completing your purchase. Purchase tickets at https://theroyalplayers.
- $15 for adults
- $12 for seniors (60+), military, and college students
- $6 for students (ages 3 – 12th grade)
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, they meet a sinister snake-Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After they survive a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys and their leader, King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their animal friends into battle and restore peace in the jungle.
The Young Players production includes Travis Loftis as Mowgli, Magnolia Vincent as Bagheera, and Beau Goldthorpe as Baloo. Braden Lisowe as Shere Kahn and Evalyn Russum as Shanti. Kaa is played by Amelia Lisowe (head), Nyla Newton (Coil 1), Addison Lumpkins (Coil 2), Hampton Crain (Coil 3), and Izzie Carter (Coil 4). Sam Koch plays Colonel Hathi. Denver Allen is Baby Elephant with Abigail Haggard as Elephant One and Nate Palmer as Elephant Two. King Louie is played by Charlotte Roberts with Emory Statton as Silly Monkey, Abby Grace Neufer as Sassy Monkey, Frankie Goldman as Grumpy Monkey, and Chance Cole as Old Monkey. Abbie Lunsford is Dizzy Vulture and Madison Campbell is Ziggy Vulture, with Avery Martin as Jungle Lotus, Chloe Cadzow as Jungle Thistle, and Spencer Forga as Jungle Banyan. The wolves are played by Taylor Ann Pitts, Sarah Nuss, and Maddie Welch, and as Bees are Callie Crow, Brooke Weston, and Johannah Larey. The Jungle Ensemble includes Haven Harklau, Alana Dunn, Gabriel Harris, Emma Leek, and Korbin Beard.
Under the direction of Angie Neufer and music direction by Matthew Burns, the creative team includes Anna Bowman as choreographer and Carissa Lumpkins and Michelle Alverio as Producers. Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, 421 W. 54th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019. Support for the Royal Players is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS is adapted from the classic Disney animated film, with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, and Terry Gilkyson, book adapted and additional Lyrics by Marcy Heislet, with music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle. It is based on the screenplay by Larry Clemmons and the novel “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.