"Jungle Book" Roars Into Lakeshore Players Dec. 5-15
CAPTION: Mowgli, played by Micah Cortes of Hugo, is ready to for his jungle adventure in Lakeshore Players' production of THE JUNGLE BOOK, December 5-15. (Photo by Ben Ratkowski)
Monkeys! Wolves! Tigers! Oh, my! Lakeshore Players Theatre is going to the animals this December as the cast of "The Jungle Book" takes the stage.
This hour-long show "celebrates togetherness and is a feel good play for the entire family," according to Lakeshore's Artistic Director Ben Ratkowski who cast the show using volunteer actors from across the Twin Cities, including kids and teens. "The kids are so much fun to work with. They are completely uninhibited when it comes to learning and creating and have no fear in turning from a human to an animal at the drop of a hat."
"Jungle Book" is a new take on the classic Rudyard Kipling stories, with familiar characters from the movie versions, as well as new characters that may be new to most people.
The play centers around Mowgli (Micah Cortes of Hugo) who builds friendships and learns from a tapestry of colorful characters like Baloo the bear (Hannah Paulsen of Woodbury), Bagheera the panther (Rachael Wasson of Shoreview), Kaa the python (Saale Pearson of Mahtomedi), and Mor the peacock (Meredith Bowermaster of White Bear Lake).
As the ferocious tiger Shere Kahn (Craig Turino of St. Paul) plots to take over the jungle, Mowgli saves the day with his integrity and knowledge. This creative production is sure to delight audiences of all ages with vibrant scenery, bright costumes, humor, compassion, and excitement.
With a running time of about 60 minutes, this show is "The Jungle Book" as you’ve never seen it before. Tickets are going fast, so it's best to reserve early to guarantee your seat.
There will be a $6 preview performance on Thursday, December 5. Remaining performances are December 6-15, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Audience members attending the Friday, December 5th performance are invited to a free post-show reception.
On Sunday, December 8 there will be an audience discussion with members of the cast and artistic team immediately following the show.
Performances are at Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Avenue in downtown White Bear Lake. Tickets are $10-12 and may be reserved in advance by calling 651-429-5674, with remaining seats sold at the door starting two hours prior to show time. For further information, or to buy tickets online go to www.lakeshoreplayers.com.
Joan Elwell, Executive Director
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Dec 6, Fri (7:30 pm)
Dec 7, Sat (2:00 pm)
Dec 7, Sat (7:30 pm)
Dec 8, Sun (2:00 pm)
Dec 13, Fri (7:30 pm)
Dec 14, Sat (2:00 pm)
Dec 14, Sat (7:30 pm)
Dec 15, Sun (2:00 pm)
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