The North Platte Community Playhouse Summer children's theater is now open! This year's production will be The Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book is the tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle.
Some of the jungle boy’s adventures are gripping, like the time he encounters the hooded cobra who guards the treasure vault in the Deserted City. Others, like the coconut-tossing monkeys who take him prisoner, are hysterical. But the jungle is also dangerous, for it is the home of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli. With his fawning jackal follower, Shere Khan plots to take control of the jungle. Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late.
This year's program will be held on the weeks of July 9 and 16, with performances at 7 p.m. July 21 and at 2 p.m. July 22. Registration opens to all students in grades 3-8 (entering third, exiting eighth) and the first 50 paid-in-full registrations will be accepted for participation in the program. All students registered will participate in the program.
Cost is $75/student. For families with multiple students participation, the cost is $75 for the first student and $50 for each additional. Auditions for accepted registrants will be held during the July 9 session. Students must have transportation to and from the Neville Center.
Registration forms are available at the NPCP website, www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.org.
This year’s production will be directed by Scott Carlson and Lou Fornander with assistant directors, Brin Brauer and Britnee Fear. In addition to actors, we also need stage managers.
If you have questions, please contact Scott Carlson at 308-532-8559.
Mail completed registration and payment to: North Platte Community Playhouse, PO Box 1045, North Platte, NE 69103, or return them to the Playhouse from 1-5 p.m. Mon-Friday.