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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

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Swing into ‘Tarzan’

A production of Disney’s Broadway musical “Tarzan” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 21-22 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, “Tarzan” features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make “Tarzan” an unforgettable theatrical experience. A full two-act production.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. Tickets are $12 for students, $17 for adults.

866.273.4615 or www.greatmountainmusic.com.


‘Fiddler on the Roof’ returns to HART

The beloved production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will hit the stage through July 30 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

The production features a cast of 30 with a live orchestra, elaborate backdrops, and a big bash on opening night in the theater’s lobby. HART last produced “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1990 at The Strand Theater in downtown Waynesville. The show was a major hit for the group and helped launch the theater’s growth into one of Western North Carolina’s most respected companies. That production starred Dr. Stephen Wall in the lead role of Tevye and HART Executive Director, Steven Lloyd, made his first appearance on the HART Stage as the butcher Lazar Wolf.

HART’s production will have performances at 7:30 p.m. July 20-22 and 27-29, and at 2 p.m. July 23 and 30. Patrons may also make reservations to dine at Harmons’ Den Bistro located in the HART Theater complex, which offers dinner seating beginning at 5:45 p.m. and Sunday Brunch at 12:30 p.m. The bistro’s menu can be viewed on the HART website. Patrons can make reservations online at www.harttheatre.org or by calling the HART Box Office at 828.456.6322 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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