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Lord of the Jungle: 'Tarzan' musical on stage at Southeastern Illinois College

  • Tarzan, played by Levi Titsworth, looks at a globe under the direction of Jane Porter, played by Alyssa Irvin. "Tarzan: The Stage Musical" starts today at Southeastern Illinois College.

    Tarzan, played by Levi Titsworth, looks at a globe under the direction of Jane Porter, played by Alyssa Irvin. "Tarzan: The Stage Musical" starts today at Southeastern Illinois College.
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  • Members of Tarzan's ape family surround him after he wears human clothes for the first time.

    Members of Tarzan's ape family surround him after he wears human clothes for the first time.
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  • Tarzan, portrayed by Levi Titsworth, center right, shares a goodbye with his mortally wounded adopted ape-father Kerchak, played by Jack Gulley.

    Tarzan, portrayed by Levi Titsworth, center right, shares a goodbye with his mortally wounded adopted ape-father Kerchak, played by Jack Gulley.
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  • Tarzan, portrayed by Levi Titsworth, center right, shares a goodbye with his mortally wounded adopted ape-father Kerchak, played by Jack Gulley.

    Tarzan, portrayed by Levi Titsworth, center right, shares a goodbye with his mortally wounded adopted ape-father Kerchak, played by Jack Gulley.
    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTO

  • Cast members of 'Tarzan' perform the finale during a technical rehearsal Tuesday night.

    Cast members of 'Tarzan' perform the finale during a technical rehearsal Tuesday night.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 7/1/2018 4:07 PM

HARRISBURG -- Junior Falcon Productions plans to bring a vine-swinging good time to audience members when "Tarzan: the Stage Musical" plays this weekend at Southeastern Illinois College's George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Based on the Disney film, which in turn was based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan tells the story of a baby raised by a family of apes who becomes "Lord of the Jungle" before being discovered by a crew of shipwrecked English explorers.

Shows are 7 p.m. today, June 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students. There is reserved seating. To purchase tickets, email hhs.il.drama@gmail.com or order tickets from any cast member.

The musical is directed by Hannah Drake.