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Tarzan The Musical

Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Book by David Henry Hwang

Tarzan Recommended Resources

Plot Summary & Audition Tips

List of Characters in Tarzan

Tarzan Sheet Music

Tarzan Original Broadway Cast Recording

Download the complete Disney version album 

Based on the Disney Film, which is based on the Novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

A shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family. When he eventually encounters his first human--Jane Porter, a curious young explorer--both their worlds are transformed forever.

Audition Preparation Suggestions for Tarzan

The music is in Phil Collins' unmistakeable percussive style. Another selection by Phil Collins would be an excellent audition choice (see below).

Adult Tarzan
a human raised by gorillas - strong, healthy, but completely unsocialized
Jane Porter
a curious young explorer
Kerchak Hensley
booming-voiced leader of the apes
Kala
Terk (dance)
Tarzan's best ape-friend
 
Professor Porter
Clayton
Young Tarzan (10 - 12)
usually double-cast

Tarzan Links - Related Websites

Tarzan Audition Preparation Materials

List of Songs in Tarzan (Click the song title to download digital sheet music)

  • Two Worlds - Voice of Tarzan and Ensemble
  • You'll Be In My Heart - Kala and Ensemble
  • Jungle Funk - Instrumental
  • Who Better Then Me? - Young Tarzan and Terk
  • No Other Way - Kerchak
  • I Need to Know - Young Tarzan
  • Son of Man - Tarzan and Ensemble
  • Son of Man (Reprise) - Tarzan, Terk, and Ensemble
  • Sure As Sun Turns to Moon - Kala and Kerchak
  • Waiting for This Moment - Jane and Ensemble
  • Different - Tarzan
  • Trashin' the Camp - Terk and Ensemble
  • Like No Man I've Ever Seen - Jane and Professor Porter
  • Strangers Like Me - Tarzan, Jane, and Ensemble
  • For the First Time - Tarzan and Jane
  • Who Better Then Me? (Reprise) - Terk
  • Everything That I Am - Tarzan, Kala, Young Tarzan, and Ensemble
  • You'll Be In My Heart (Reprise) - Tarzan and Kala
  • Sure As Sun Turns to Moon (Reprise) - Kala
  • Two Worlds - Tarzan, Jane, and Ensemble

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