Jane of the Jungle
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Book & Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Published by the Dramatic Publishing.

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Synopsis

Jane is an ordinary suburban girl, complete with a really nice mom and a bratty little brother. But Jane is on the verge of some big changes. Middle school is looming, and that’s both exciting and a little scary. And yet nothing compares with the jolt she gets when she wakes up one morning to discover she has acquired spots, furry ears and a tail! Not only that, but her neighborhood seems to be turning into a jungle! This delightfully inventive new musical takes a wild and wonderful approach to everything kids have to go through before they’re truly “grown up.”

History

Renée Brna, Derek Manson, Elia Saldana and Eymard Cabling at South Coast Rep.
Renée Brna, Derek Manson, Elia Saldana and Eymard Cabling at South Coast Repertory

Jane of the Jungle was commissioned and premiered at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA in 2012 under the director of Juliette Carrillo.   It received its youth cast premiere in 2013 at Palos Verdes Intermediate School in Palos Verdes, California, produced by Chauntelle O’Loughlin.

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Musical Numbers

1. THE ENVELOPE OPENING - Jane, Kayla, Mom, Milo, Steve

2. CALL OF THE WILD - All
2. CALL OF THE WILD - All

3. LOOK AT ME - Kayla, Jane, Mom, Milo
3. LOOK AT ME - Kayla, Jane, Mom, Milo

4. SAFETY IN NUMBERS - Joanne, Pat
4. SAFETY IN NUMBERS - Joanne, Pat

5. CALL OF THE WILD II - Joanne, Pat, Jane

6. PHYSICAL FLOW - Steve, Jane, Milo, Kayla
6. PHYSICAL FLOW - Steve, Jane, Milo, Kayla

7. CALL OF THE WILD III - Steve, Jane

8. MY SISTER IS A BEAST - Milo
8. MY SISTER IS A BEAST - Milo

9. THE PARTY - Kelly, Samantha, Kayla, Jane

10. MY SISTER IS A BEAST REPRISE - Milo, Jane

11. I FEEL... - Nicolette, Jane
11. I FEEL... - Nicolette, Jane

12. CALL OF THE WILD FINALE - All

 

Jamey Hood and Erika Whalen at South Coast Repertory.
Jamey Hood and Erika Whalen at South Coast Repertory.

Buy the demo from Bandcamp.
Featuring  Eymard Cabling (Milo), Jamey Hood (Mom/Joanne/Samantha), Renée Brna (Jane), Derek Manson (Steve),  Ella Saldana North (Kayla), and Erika Whalen Schindele (Pat/Kelly/Nicolette).

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Production Elements

Eymard Cabling, Jamey Hood, Renée Brna and Erika Whalen at South Coast Repertory
Eymard Cabling, Jamey Hood, Renée Brna and Erika Whalen at South Coast Repertory

Cast: 4 women, 2 men
(Youth Cast version expandable up to 8 women, 3 men and Chorus)

Female:
JANE – A girl about to start middle school (Alto)
KAYLA – JANE’s best friend. (Mezzo with Belt)
MOM – JANE’s Mother. Also plays JOANNE and SAMANTHA (Alto)
PAT- Also plays KELLY and NICOLETTE MILLER, the most popular girl (Mezzo)

Male:
MILO – JANE’s younger brother (Tenor)
STEVE COLLINS – The cute boy. Also plays KAYLA’S DAD (Bari-Tenor)

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Music: Pop musical theatre score with “world music” influences. Accompaniment tracks available.
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Technical Requirements: Minimal Set, some special “jungle” effects suggested
Suggested Audience: Upper Elementary School/Families

Authors

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (music) – see her bio page

Purchase

Buy the script from Dramatic Publishing.

Buy the demo from Bandcamp.
Featuring  Eymard Cabling (Milo), Jamey Hood (Mom/Joanne/Samantha), Renée Brna (Jane), Derek Manson (Steve),  Ella Saldana North (Kayla), and Erika Whalen Schindele (Pat/Kelly/Nicolette).

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Vocal Work Out! CD

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