The award winning Amity Creative Theater will dazzle audiences with its high flying production of the Disney Musical Tarzan. Single performances are scheduled for March 20th, 21st, 27th, and 2 performances on March 28th.
Amity Creative Theater has hired the world renowned ZFX, (zfxflying.com) flying effects company from Louisville, Kentucky to train the student cast and crew. ZFX personnel will be working with students from March 15-19th. 7 actors will be swinging through the trees, the audience gazing above in awe while this talented cast and crew tell the story of Tarzan’s first experience with modern civilization and love.
A Broadway Hit in 2006, Tarzan features the music and lyrics of 5 time Grammy Winner Phil Collins, combined with the breathtaking character flying and acrobatics of this Amity H.S. student cast. Under the direction of Theater Teacher Robert Kennedy, Amity Creative Theater is known as one of the top Theater programs on the East Coast. Amity has won two Moss Hart Awards for Best High School Production from the New England Theater Conference and 21 awards from the CT High School Musical Theater Awards, including Best Overall Production (Sweeney Todd in 2013), Best Actress (Ali Kramer in 2012) and Best Actor (John Jorge in 2010). In addition, in the Summer of 2016, Amity has been selected from a group of 2500 candidates to perform at the Edingburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, England. It’s the second time in 5 years the school has received this honor.
More than 110 students are working 5 days a week preparing this production. The play stars Max Karasnow (Woodbridge) as Tarzan and Addie Robbins (Orange) as Jane. Also featured are Khari Blue (Bethany) as Kerk and Morgan Guadagnoli (Orange) as Kala. The cast of 50, will work with a live student orchestra (36 members) and a stage crew of 30, to put on another captivating show. Tickets are on sale now online at amitytheaterdepartment.com. All seats are $ 18.00. Show Dates are March 20th, 21st, 27th at 8pm and March 28th at 2pm and 8pm.
Amity Creative Theater would like to thank its corporate sponsors, Kenneth J. Burns Insurance, Chip’s Restaurant, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Daniel E. Durkee, CPA, Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, Laticrete International Inc, Leibo Brothers Management, NJ, Pet Supplies Plus and New England Cat Care.