Members of the Summit Lane Elementary School Drama Club performed their musical production of Disney's "The Jungle Book KIDS" for students and family members on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. The school gymnasium was transformed into a colorful jungle of plants, trees, vines and more to set the scene of the beloved story.
Students dressed in creative costumes for their production, dressing as elephants, monkeys, bumble bees, vultures, a snake, flowers and more. The talented cast told the story of a human boy Mowgli (Rachel Maurer) and his panther friend Bagheera (Mackenzie Restivo), who tries to get Mowgli back to the humans before the ferocious tiger Shere Khan (Eunice Kim) gets to him. During this time, Mowgli meets animals and creatures in the jungle including Baloo (Fatehveer Hira), a giant friendly bear. When Shere Khan returns, the fellow animals help Mowgli battle and restore peace in the jungle.
Many staff and family members helped bring the production to life, including director Marjorie Wade, stage director Katie Stewart, producer Cynthia Dano, choreographer Tracy Smith and stage manager Kevin Gorman. The Summit Lane cast showcased their exceptional acting, dancing and singing abilities, performing popular songs such as "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You."