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Luna Fete: 2016

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    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

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JPAS Theatre Kids! Production of Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS! December 2-11 Westwego Performing Arts Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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JPAS Theatre Kids! Production of Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS!
December 2-11 Westwego Performing Arts Theatre

Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Theatre Kids! take the stage once again in their production of the musical Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS! (Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson. Additional lyrics and Book Adapted by Marcy Heisler. Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle) at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave. in Westwego, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11, 2011 with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays & Sunday matinees at 2PM. Matias Grau, III once again directs a double-cast production of over 80 Theatre Kids! ages 7-12 years with musical direction by Alan Payne. Edward R. Cox lends his whimsical designs to scenery, costumes and props. Tickets are only $10 for kids (12 and under), $15 for Students/Seniors, and $18 for Adults. For tickets call 504-885-2000 or visit http://www.jpas.org/.

JPAS Theatre Kids! take the stage once more in another classic Disney tale brought to life through song and dance on stage! Performed by an all-kid cast, the jungle is jumpin' with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages!

This production is double-cast between the Monkey and Tiger Casts with alternating performances.

The Monkey Cast Stars:
Jada Arbuthnot, Alexis Bonura, Victoria Chauvin, Madeline Colombo, Rose Doskey, Cayci Evans, Julianne Fincher, Annabelle Franz, Emily Gibbons, Casen Guttuso, Dante Herbert, Kailei Hinton, Darren Jones, Gabriella Kleyle, Brandon Lindsey, Lyla Logan, Stephanie Mayer, Breanna Morris, Baylee Murray, Jaden Norris, Nina Ovalle, Leah Payton, Jacob Perez, Meadow Powell, Sydney Rachel, Isabella Robeaux, Brynna Robert, Megan Rojas, Madilyn Sanderson, Camryn Sherwood, Justice Smith, Renell Taylor, Liam Thompson, Rory Thompson, Kate Tomeny, Amirah Washington, Nicole Westerfield, Angelle White, Brandon Wilkie.

The Tiger Cast Stars:
Ali Adoue, Marianna Alvarez, Anna Barrouquere, Maise Baudier, Olivia Buras, Heavon Butler, Ethan Carroll, Jasmin Castro, Leonel Castro, Jonas Cheramie, Lainey Cheramie, Mia Ditta, Kaleb Dufrene, Hannah Dupre, Gavin Fitzpatrick, Rylie Gaubert, Dallas George, Joshua Griffin, Mitchell Halpern, Roxanne Heitmeier, Layla Honeycutt, Laine Johnson, Anna Kate Stark, Bevin Kelley, Andrew King, Sophia Landry, Megan McCartney, Alani Morales, Raquel Morales, Mia Muhleisen, Alyssa Phillips, Mason Poche, Kai Relf, Elissa Roberts, Ada Rome, Lindsey Sheibe, Caleb St Pierre, Noah St Pierre, Jamie Summers, Titiyana Thomas, Jacqueline Tommeraas, Isabella White, Andrew Wilt, Eugenie Worley

Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS! (Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson. Additional lyrics and Book Adapted by Marcy Heisler. Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle) Directed & Choreographed by Matias Grau, III. Musical Direction by Alan Payne. Stage Manager: Leslie Payne. Production Design by Edward R. Cox. Costume Design by Edward R. Cox. Ligthing Design by Nancy Macko. Technical Direction by Richard Croy. Technical Interns: Amariah Henderson & Alena Samoray.

**DISNEY'S Jungle Book, KIDS is part of the JPAS Arts Adventure Series!** - ALL ARTS ADVENTURE MATINEES ARE SOLD OUT!

Arts Adventure Series Performances for school groups December 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2011 at 9:45AM*and 11:15am at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave. in Westwego.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Arts Adventure Series presents kid-friendly main stage productions to school groups at discounted rates during the weekday. JPAS also provides FREE study guides for all Arts Adventure Series performances available for download at http://www.jpas.org/ (click "student field trips/matinees" under the "education and outreach menu"). Admission is only $5 for students. One teacher/chaperone is admitted FREE for every 10 paid students!To make reservations for your student group, please contact Donna Barber, Arts Adventure Series Coordinator, at the JPAS Box Office PH: 504.885.2000 ext. 206, Fax: 504.885.3437 or email donna@jpas.org

 

More About JPAS Theatre Kids!

JPAS Theatre Kids! proudly presents theatre and musicals for kids, performed by all-kid casts! Theatre Kids! welcomes kids ages 7-12 who want to learn more about the theatre and dramatic arts. Productions chosen for this program are based on educational experiences for the kids and of course, fun! The JPAS THEATRE KIDS! program began in Fall 2008. This program gives kids year-round opportunities to participate in theatre, experience the process of putting on a show as well as learning basic acting techniques and skills. There is no enrollment fee to participate and auditions for Theatre Kid! productions are held two months prior to performances. JPAS believes kids' enthusiasm and energy really invigorate the arts. Theatre Kids! activities give young people a chance to have fun with theatre, thus nurturing a life-long love of the arts.

 

More About the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)
Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.
JPAS focuses on three main elements:

  • PERFORMANCE JPAS annually provides a wide range of theatrical performances that appeal to many interests and age groups. Most seasons include a selection of grand opera, musical theater, dance and music. JPAS strives to network and partner with national and international artists and companies to bring new and diverse programming to the Southern Region.
  • TRAINING JPAS provides performance and technical based training in the arts for all ages with a particular focus on young people.
  • OUTREACH JPAS provides arts education programming in local area schools, as well as access to professional theatrical experiences that align to classroom curricula and Louisiana Content Standards, including Arts Adventure Series, Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without A Theatre. JPAS provides performers, musicians, artistic experiences and expertise to select area events and organizations to enrich the community.