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'Tarzan' has final weekend run at Cannon Centre

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Published on Friday, February 28, 2014

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An ape ensemble, young apes and plant ensemble perform throughout the stage musical adapted from Disney's

Julie McCombs

An ape ensemble, young apes and plant ensemble perform throughout the stage musical adapted from Disney's "Tarzan of the Apes".



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North Greenville University music majors are among the orchestra members.

Julie McCombs

North Greenville University music majors are among the orchestra members.



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The ensembles perform and sing throughout the two-act play.

Julie McCombs

The ensembles perform and sing throughout the two-act play.



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On the cover are members of the

Julie McCombs

On the cover are members of the "Tarzan" cast performing an ensemble number.



Tarzan, one of the most enjoyable musicals performed by the Greer Children’s Theatre, is in its final weekend run, Friday through Sunday at the Cannon Centre.

The Disney musical is based on the film “Tarzan of the Apes” with music by Phil Collins.

Benjamin Augusta as Tarzan and Emily Pate as Jane perform with a cast of more than 50.

Augusta, a graduate of Blue Ridge High School has a musical background that includes three state championships as a member of the Corps of Cadets and participant with the BRHS Honors Choir, which also received a state championship.

Pate, a senior at Byrnes High School, is performing in her 12th show with the GCT. She began her musical participation in junior high school and last year performed the role of Eponine in a concert setting of Les Misérables.

Luke Browder is the director and Mark Eshenbaugh is the music director. Music majors from North Greenville University comprise the orchestra.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and the finale is Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, and $7 children 5 and under. The Cannon Centre has excellent seating for all guests. Concessions are sold and allowed into the theatre.

Meet the cast

Tarzan, Benjamin Augusta

Jane, Emily Pate

Kala, Alexandra Eshenbaugh

Kerchak, Don Poinsette

Terk, Antoinette Hall

Young Tarzan, Jack Higginbotham

Young Terk, Julian Finley

Porter, Evan Hamlin

Clayton, Benjamin Key

Snipes, William McDonald

Leopard, Sydney Sill

Father and male solo, Jarrett Forrester

Mother, Rebecca Perkins

Female solo, Chloe Finley

Ape ensemble

Alyssa Ashe

Kaytlin Cook

Cameron DeBuysser

Mata Diedhiou

Olivia Eshenbaugh

Chloe Finley

Morgan Kelly

Lauren Landers

Amanda Lowe

Jacob Parker

Rebecca Perkins

Annabel Poinsette

Morgan Grace Privette

Hailey Ann Roberts

Lena Marie Roberts

Kate Roney

Carla Rose

Katherine Sokol

Olivia Swalm

Danielle Trykowski

Erica Trykowski

CJ Waldrop

Jenna Woodman

Madison Zivitski

Young Apes

Jonah Bishop-Pirrone

Jonathan Daniel Coffee

Vittoria Swalm

Allison Dewberry

Plant ensemble

Chloe Finley

Lauren Landers

Morgan Grace Privette

Kate Roney

Olivia Swalm

Daniel Trykowski

Erica Trykowski

Madison Zivitski

Orchestra

Taylor Abrahams, French horn

Wes Austin, percussion

Jacob Bradford, bass

Jennifer Bramel, reeds/woodwinds

Lauren Guerrant, keyboard

Jamal Harper, trumpet

Ashley Holcomb, reeds/woodwinds

Austin King, trumpet

Aya Matsui, piano/keyboard

Shane Nelson, drums

Adam Parker, percussion

Amber Tepedino, reeds/woodwinds

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