Jungle Book kids coming to Newton Theatre

Newton. Theatre will host Disney-based show on Aug. 22.

Aug 12 2019 | 05:03 PM

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle.

After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

The cast is comprised of local students currently in second through 12th grades who have been diligently practicing this summer as part of the The Newton Theatre's Arts Academy summer stock performance camp. Jungle Book Kids performs Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. at The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ. Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase at The Newton Theatre box office, online at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com, or by calling 973-940-NEWT.