Palo Alto Players Presents: Disney's 'TARZAN'


Sep 7, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018
08:00 PM until 02:00 PM


Disney's TARZAN®

Book by David Henry Hwang

Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins

Based on the story, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Disney film, Tarzan


Directed by Patrick Klein

Choreographed by Claire Alexander

Music Direction by Nick Kenrick


Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Based on Disney's unforgettable animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN® features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by TONY Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Swinging excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be In My Heart" as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds" make TARZAN® an unforgettable experience for all ages.

“You are going to be amazed!” - NY Magazine



Performance dates: September 8 - 23, 2018 (preview September 7)

Ticket Prices: $25-$55 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night FRI SEP 7)

Ticket Info at:

Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 3 and up. 

**Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket. Please Note: children under 3 years of age will not be admitted into the theatre.*


All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences

For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page.



Opening Night AfterGlow Party

Saturday, September 8

Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.


Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback

Thursday, September 13

Enjoy our Talkback series with PAP Artistic Director & Show Director Patrick Klein and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.


Family Matinee Day (with support from The Woman's Club of Palo Alto)

Sunday, September 16

Pre-Show Activities and Snacks beginning at 1pm, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that afternoon’s performance.



Starring Jimmy Mason as Tarzan and (in order of appearance):

Kerchak: Michael D. Reed

Kala: Phaedra Tillery

Young Tarzan: Oliver Yellin

Young Terk: Jenika Fernando

Terk: Daniel Lloyd Pias

Jane Porter: Jessica LaFever

Professor Porter: George Mauro

Mr. Clayton: Gary Giurbino

Ensemble: Kaitlyn Bliven, Suzanna Dinga, Catherine Hsu, Zoey Lytle, John Ramirez, Stacey Reed, Arjun Sheth

Youth Ensemble: Rylan Aburano, Marlowe Ephron, Jayden Fernando, Grace Hutton



Director: Patrick Klein

Choreographer: Claire Alexander

Music Director: Nick Kenrick

Scenic Designers: Patrick Klein and Nikolaj Sorensen

Costume Designer: Patricia Tyler

Lighting Designer: Edward Hunter

Sound Designer: Brandie Larkin

Properties Designer: Scott Ludwig

Make-up & Hair Designer: Gwyneth Price Panos

Stage Manager: Eric Dippel

Artistic Director: Patrick Klein


25.00 to 55.00--Discounts Available: Seniors, Students, Educators, Military


View map Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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