THE ALLIANCE THEATRE IS PLEASED TO PRESENT 

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre is pleased to present The Jungle Book, based on the beloved book by Rudyard Kipling, as part of its Alliance Family Series. Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, directs this moving, family-friendly, one-act play with music. During the Alliance’s season-long renovation, The Jungle Book will be staged at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, February 10 – March 4, 2018.

The Jungle Book is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. Taught by Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Akela the old wolf, Mowgli is enlightened with the sacred master words of the hunting people: “We be of one blood, you and I.” However, Shere Khan the tiger does not believe that Mowgli is part of the jungle. Mowgli must rally his animal friends to stand up to the fierce Khan and restore peace.

“This is a story about finding family where we least expect it,” said Director Rosemary Newcott. “It’s a classic tale about survival, adaptability, and about embracing differences and recognizing that we can learn from a diverse number of sources and in multiple ways.”

The cast for The Jungle Book is led by 6th grader Caleb Baumann (Alliance: Shakespeare in Love) as Mowgli. The cast also includes Ashely Anderson as Tabaqui/Monkey; Markelle Gay as Baloo/Monkey King; Jonathan Horne as Shere Khan/Human/Rann; J.L. Reed as Bagheera/Father Wolf/Monkey; and Adrianna Trachell as Raksha/Akela/Kaa/Monkey.

The set and costumes for The Jungle Book are inspired by the natural environment of the Indian jungles. The creative team for The Jungle Book includes Kat Conley, Set Designer; Sydney Roberts, Costume Designer; Steven Love, Lighting Designer; Clay Benning, Sound Designer; and Jen MacQueen, Movement Consultant. The production will include original music by Composer and Musical Director S. Renee Clark.

On February 25th, families can join the Arts Partners of the Woodruff Arts Center at Porter Sanford for an afternoon of fun, art-making, and performances during the Woodruff’s Family Fun Festival. Activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s The Jungle Book, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Art-Making with the High Museum of Art, performances by the DeKalb School of the Arts, Creative Movement workshops, autograph signings by the Jungle Book cast, book giveaways, and more!

The event is free but RSVPs are required. To learn more and RSVP, visit https://alliancetheatre.org/festival.

The Jungle Book will have sixteen public performances – Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm, from Feb. 10 – Mar. 4, 2018 (except for Feb. 10, when the performance times are 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm; and Feb. 25 when performance times are 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm for the Family Fun Festival). Opening Night is February 10, 7:00 pm.

Performances are also available for school groups and home-school groups Tuesday through Friday, February 8 – March 2 at 9:45 am & 11:45 am. Most appropriate for grades K-8 and is applicable to Curriculum Standards: SKL1, SKL2, S3L2, S4L2, SS7G10, HE5.2. Tickets for school groups are deeply discounted. To book your school group, call 404.733.4661 or email allianceschoolday@woodruffcenter.org. Learn more about all field trip opportunities at http://alliancetheatre.org/content/field-trips.

Adult tickets are $32 and Child tickets are $18 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, by calling 404.733.5000 or online at www.alliancetheatre.org/junglebook. Tickets are also available for purchase at Porter Sanford III Center one hour before each performance.

VENUE INFORMATION

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

Link to map for Porter Sanford III Center

Parking:

Free parking is available on site.

Transit:

Any train to Five Points MARTA Station. Bus #186 to Rainbow Drive @ 3181. Walk one minute to Porter Sanford III Center.

Accessibility: Porter Sanford III Center is wheelchair accessible. Assisted Listening devices will be available for all performances.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

Groups of 10+ receive discounts on the price of tickets and are not charged for box office fees. 404.733.4690

MILITARY DISCOUNTS

The Alliance thanks military families with 15% off regularly priced tickets to Alliance Stage and Hertz Stage productions. Military ID must be shown when picking up or ordering tickets at the Box Office. This offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers.

TICKETS FOR TEACHERS

Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with valid teachers ID free tickets for select early performances of all Alliance Theatre productions. Restrictions apply. Visit http://alliancetheatre.org/content/tickets-teachers for details.

See all discounts and special offers here – http://alliancetheatre.org/content/ticket-discounts

The Jungle Book is part of the Delta Family Series.

Additional Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company; The Home Depot; Publix Super Market Charities.

This production of The Jungle Book is made possible with grants from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Arts Council, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

February 25, 2018 /Festival is from 2:00-4:00pm /Performances are at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Join the Arts Partners of the Woodruff Arts Center at Porter Sanford for an afternoon of fun, art-making, and performances. Activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s The Jungle Book, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Art-Making with the High Museum of Art, performances by the DeKalb School of the Arts, Creative Movement workshops, autograph signings by the Jungle Book cast, book giveaways, and more! The event is free but RSVPs are required. To learn more and RSVP, visit

https://alliancetheatre.org/festival.

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