Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Larry Clemmons
Based on the Novel "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
The jungle is jumpin' with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Adapted for young performers from the beloved Disney film and the works of Rudyard Kipling, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, including "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You." With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
ShowKit - HL00160859 $545.00
This ShowKit includes:
- 30 Student Scripts
- Piano/Vocal Score
- Director's Script
- Rehearsal/Accompaniment CD
- Choreography DVD
- 30 Family Matters Booklets
00160861 - Piano/Vocal Score $40.00
00160860 - Director's Guide $100.00
00160862 - Actor's Script $10.00
00160863 - Actor's Script 10 Pak $75.00
00160864 - Rehearsal/Accompaniment CD Pak $75.00
00160867 - Choreography DVD $50.00
09970693 - Audio Sampler $10.00
00160865 - Student Rehearsal CD $10.00
00160866 - Student Rehearsal CD 20 Pak $100.00
00160868 - Media Disc (CD-ROM) $10.00
00160869 - Audio Sampler $10.00
[Bagheera, Baloo, Jungle, Wolves, Shere Khan]
Kaa the Snake
[Coconut Tree, Jungle]
Trust in Me
Night into Day
Colonel Hathi's March
Baloo the Bear
[Coconut Tree, Rock, Flower, Baloo, All]
The Bare Necessities
[All, Baloo, Mowgli, Jungle, Rocks, Plants]
I Wan'na Be Like You
[Louie, Monkeys, All, Baloo]
I Wan'na Be Like You (Reprise)
Shere Khan the Tiger
[Shere Khan, Jungle]
That's What Friends Are For
[Jungle, All, Shere Khan]
[Baloo, Trees, Prickly Pears, Rocks, All, Shere Khan, Jungle]
The Bare Necessities (Finale)
[All, Bees, Jungle]
I Wanna Be Like You (Bows)
[Groups 1-2, All]
The Narrators are key to the success of Cinderella KIDS. Through these storytellers, the show's plot and the actions and reactions of the characters are expressed. Cast actors that are mature enough to stand for long periods of time. Clear, loud voices with good diction are a must.
Mowgli is a boy who gets along with everyone and who is very likeable. He has joyful and curious nature, and a twinkle in his eye. The child you cast should have a spark that can captivate the audience and should be a bit feisty.
Bagheera, the panther, is not gender-specific. You might consider casting a female to play this role to help balance the male-to-female ratio of the leading characters. Consider casting a child who might easily portray the physical attributes of a feline.
Baloo, the bear, should be cast by someone who is exuberant with a great natural talent for singing and acting. Baloo provides much of the comedic relief in the story, so the actor must possess a natural sense of comedy.
King Louie is King of the Monkeys. Cast an actor with strong comedic timing and good singing ability.
Shere Khan, the tiger, is King of the Jungle. Consider casting someone who could be physically threatening, either in size, attitude, or both.
Colonel Hathi, the elephant, is in charge of the elephant brigade, but is also a little forgetful. He is good at giving commands but doesn't really understand what's going on around him.
Kaa, the snake, supplies threat and danger to Mowgli's journey out of the jungle. Cast someone with flair and good vocal and movement skills to be the lead Kaa (the head of the snake). Cast five others as the body.
The Elephant Troupe can have as many or as few children as you like, but cast enough to make it look like a brigade - at least eight. They don't need to be strong singers, but should be good movers/dancers so they can physicalize the behavior of elephants and march in and out of formation.
Baby Elephant can be cast with the smallest or youngest child. There is a solo line in the song as well as marching.
Old Monkey should be cast with a strong actor over a singer. He or she should not be afraid to assume the physical traits of a monkey.
Monkeys should be strong dancers. "I Wan'na Be Like You" offers the chance to do great musical choreography with the monkey troupe.
Shanti is the girl who takes Mowgli to the man-village at the end of the story. She should exude sweetness and kindness and have a natural ability for acting and singing.
Jungle Chorus is your ensemble of singers, actors and dancers. These roles offer great opportunities to use your students' varied skills.
Shanti's Family is not seen, but represented by offstage voices. For fun, you might want to have a couple favorite teachers or the principal say these lines from offstage or from the back of the performance space.