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. 

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the ApesTarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Director: Wendy Hoover
Music Director: Jenny Guemmer
Choreographer: Cindy Stanley
Stage Manager:  Dani Clayton

TARZAN is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Fauna: Fri 10/13 @ 10am, Sat 10/14  3pm, Fri 10/20 @ 7pm
Flora: Fri 10/13 @ 7pm,  Fri 10/20 @ 10am, Sat 10/21 @ 3pm

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 14th @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 21st @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills:

1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class IN FOLSOM may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Auditioning students must agree to accept any role. Those that would like to audition for specific roles are asked to audition in a future show. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on a second date. 

VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Thursday, August 10.   Location: Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd. (Folsom)
Students will sign up for a 30 min group audition slot sometime between 3:30 - 8:30pm.  Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.  Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors right after their vocal audition. 

CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers) : Held on Saturday, August 12 starting at 9:00am. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors.  If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Cast Announcement Sunday, 8/13. Details TBD

Rehearsal Dates: Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd. (Folsom)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 (Labor Day Break 9/2 - No Rehearsal)
Mondays  6:45-8:45 pm
9/11 9/18, 9/25
Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday 10/19   6:00-9:00pm

ALL Parent Meeting & New Parent Orientation - Sat 8/19

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 10/7
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 10/8, Mon. 10/9, Tues. 10/10, Thurs. 10/12 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 10/11 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
10/13 @ 10am & 7pm
10/14 @ 3pm
10/20 @ 10am & 7pm
10/21 @ 3pm - Strike 5pm-10pm

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Bonny Verner, at

Parent Meeting

Saturday, August 19th 9:15am

New Parent Orientation @ 11:30am


Tarzan - Flora Cast

Tarzan - Fauna Cast

Jane - Flora Cast

Jane - Fauna Cast

Terk - Flora Cast

Terk - Fauna Cast



Young Tarzan

Young Terk


Professor Porter



Father of Tarzan

Mother of Tarzan

Expedition Crew

Jungle Tumbler / Chimps Captain

Jungle Tumblers / Chimps

Featured Dancers / Chimps Captain

Featured Dancers / Chimps

Chimp Ensemble

Gorilla Ensemble

Bush Babies