Tarzan The Musical Swings into the Stadium


tarzanThe legendary Tarzan swings into the Stadium Theatre August 10 through 12 in Tarzan: The Musical, based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan features music by Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Rebecca Donald is directing.

Jack Cappadona stars as Tarzan, who undergoes a huge transformation from his experiences in the jungle. “Even though Tarzan knows he’s different from everybody else, he’s different from the people who raised him,” Capadonna said. “In the end, he realizes they’re not that different at all. He grows throughout the story.”

Capadonna lives in North Attleboro.  He has played complex characters before, including Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast at the Stadium.

Katherine Davis plays Tarzan’s love interest Jane, a botanist. Davis has a lot of admiration for her character, who is a strong-willed and confident woman. “She’s really quite an independent woman defying the times,” Davis said of Jane. “She’s very sure of herself and strong in knowing what she wants.”

Davis lives in North Providence and has appeared in Peter Pan, Cabaret and American Idiot. She has also performed with the Moonstruck Theater Company, the Lasell College Drama Club and Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. “I really enjoy roles that take me out of who I am,” Davis noted.

Bringing Tarzan to the stage has been a rewarding experience for Capadonna. “Every aspect of it has been terrific,” Capadonna said. “The music, the choreography, the direction. It’s been a strong and enjoyable process all around.”

Tarzan has an important message for audiences as well, Capadonna added: “In the end, it’s all about the people who have been there for you, the people who raised you and made you what you are today. Family is incredibly important.”

Tarzan The Musical will be performed at The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at stadiumtheatre.com


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