Above / Dressed in style for “Tarzan: The Stage Musical,” characters Snipes, Jane and Porter take time during the Dec. 16, 2018, rehearsal for photos to promote eight performances in January.

Tickets are now on sale for Magical Starlight Theatre’s January 2019 production of “Tarzan: The Stage Musical.” Performances will be held at Naperville Central High School Auditorium on Jan. 11-13 and 18-20, 2019.

Performances are set for 7:30PM on Fridays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18; 1:30PM and 6:30PM on Saturdays, Jan. 12 and Jan. 19; and 1:30PM on Sundays, Jan. 13 and Jan. 20.

Based on the Disney movie, “Tarzan the Stage Musical” tells a story of adventure, family and love, featuring music and lyrics by Phil Collins. Magical Starlight Theatre’s creative costumes, lively dance numbers, and stage acrobatics make this a fun, entertaining show appealing to audiences of all ages.

“It’s fun that we get to do a musical that is not often performed by community theater groups,” said Kristin Irvin, who plays Jane in the production.

“‘Tarzan, the Stage Musical’ for us is a story of discovery,” explained Director Kris Visher. “Our cast members are discovering how to tell the story beyond the words on the scripted page. We are discovering how to draw our audience into Tarzan’s heart of discovering who his family is and where he belongs. We are uplifted by family; we are accepted for who we are.  The production is full of spectacle and fun and the unexpected.  We encourage people to take time to discover this ‘new world’ on the coast of West Africa with all of the adventure that goes along with that.”

The cast of 43 talented community actors includes children and youth from grade 4 and up and adults of all ages. The emphasis on family runs through the culture at Magical Starlight Theatre, where entire families work together, both on stage and behind the scenes, to produce quality theater for the Naperville community and beyond.

Advance tickets now on sale

Tickets for the show may be purchased in advance for $12 until 4PM on the Friday of the performance weekend. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.napervilleparks.org, by phone at (630) 848-5000, or during regular business hours at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave., at the 95th St. Center at 2244 W. 95th St., or at Fort Hill Activity Center, at 20 Fort Hill Dr. Or tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.

A sign language interpreter will be present at the 1:30PM performance on Sun., Jan. 13, and at the 6:30PM performance on Sat., Jan. 19.

Magical Starlight Theatre is a program of The Naperville Park District.  This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Naperville Central High School is located at 440 Aurora Avenue. The entrance to the Naperville Central High School Auditorium is located at the west end of the school where there’s plenty of parking facing West Street.

Story and photo submitted by Sue Omanson for the Naperville Park District.