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Tarzan Auditions -Boston, MA - Casting ID # 1566058
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Boston, MA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-08-18
Audition Date 04-25-18 Submission deadline 04-23-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's novel Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and script by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart", “Son of Man", "Two Worlds", and “Trashin’ the Camp”, make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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.


Role # 1 Tarzan
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Animalistic qualities as well as amazing human intelligence and perception; must be extremely comfortable with appearing onstage shirtless since he only wears a loincloth throughout the show. Must be able move and sing very well; tenor preferred; highest note Gb above middle C.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Kerchak
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Male ape master of the herd; stubborn and righteous, but for a reason; stone outside but hides a warm center that often gets lost; huge presence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Jane
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong-willed Victorian spinster with her eye on adventure, nature, and eventually Tarzan. No prissy miss, but still guided by her gender role within her time. Strong alto/II soprano.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Kala
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Loving and very important mother ape who risks expulsion from the herd by adopting the human child; a nurturing soul with just enough mothering control to be both doting and stern.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Terk
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wildly energetic and fun-filled ape-buddy of Tarzan who thinks they know all and try to be his mentor and guide. A fun role filled with great one-liners and puns. (open to male or female)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Porter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Elderly, doting adventurous father of Jane who is both delighted to be on an expedition, but also a bit frail to be climbing trees. Singing ability is not overly required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Clayton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ego-driven, bombastic know it all who is both suave but cunning; loves his own ideas above all else. No singing required


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Snipes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Clayton’s weasily, but ultimately honest sidekick. Will likely double in ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Father
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Appears and sings in opening sequence of show and in a dream sequence in Act 2; typical Victorian Dad – forthright type. Will double in ensemble


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mother
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She appears only at the beginning of the show and later in Act 2. Protective and loving. Minimal singing. Will double in ensemble


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Ape Families
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Must move extremely well, be able to jump, tumble, and be convincing as apes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Jaguar
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Will be cast specifically by the actor/actress’ ability to move like a vicious, threatening predator. Will double in ensemble


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Expedition Crew
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Smaller ensemble of Victorian explorers who follow Clayton’s beck and call. Non-singing, will be assigned members of ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -