Lion King performance Aug. 22

A&E: Local children perform at The Newton Theatre in Disney's Jungle Book Kids.

Newton /
Aug 10 2019 | 10:31 PM

The jungle is jumpin' with Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS, which is specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film and features 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 2nd 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 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. in Newton. 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.