Approximately 235 children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County will attend a performance of JUNGLE BOOK at Asolo Repertory Theatre on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. With generous support from the community, Asolo Rep is able to provide more than 1,600 local youth and family members with free tickets to its June family production of JUNGLE BOOK. Youth will also receive souvenir knapsacks, each stuffed with a book, activity sheets, snacks and more. Other partner organizations receiving tickets include Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County; Easter Seals; Girls, Inc.; Jewish Family and Children’s Services; Visible Men Academy; Sarasota Summer Learning Academies at Tuttle; Emma E. Booker, Gocio, and Alta Vista Elementary Schools; Sarasota County Libraries; Manatee County Libraries, and Sarasota and Hardee County YMCAs.
Asolo Rep is able to present the world premiere of JUNGLE BOOK and its related programs and outreach with support from Cool Today, Ian Black Real Estate, 530 Burns Gallery, Joy McCann Culverhouse Charitable Trust, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation Trust, SunTrust Foundation, SRQ Media, Visit Sarasota, The Muse, Hilton Garden Inn, and 107.9 WSRQ.
JUNGLE BOOK runs June 6 through June 24 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for Performing Arts. It is recommended for ages 5 and up and is presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions from Montreal, Canada, co-created and co-directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller, the same creative team that brought us Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea last season.
JUNGLE BOOK is a multi-media, family-friendly stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic. The production incorporates stories and songs from the book and, through the use of immersive video and interactive technology, transports audiences to the jungles of India. From Mowgli the Boy-Cub to Baloo the Bear, Shere-Khan the Tiger and more, JUNGLE BOOK brings the characters audiences know and love to life.
For more information about JUNGLE BOOK, visit www.asolorep.org or call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388.