KidSpot culminates with performances of 'The Jungle Book Kids'

06.11.2013 | By Rob Vanya

Jungle Book

Performers rehearsing for a scene in San Jacinto College’s production of “The Jungle Book Kids” include, from left, Alyssa Templet (of Pearland, who portrays Bagheera the Panther), Giovanni Gee (of Pasadena, who plays Mowgli), and Kasey Kennedy (of Pasadena, who portrays Baloo the Bear). Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

KidSpot culminates with performances of 'The Jungle Book Kids'

Rob Vanya -- June 11, 2013

 

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College’s KidSpot summer youth theatre camp will culminate with performances of the lively musical show “The Jungle Book Kids.”

The first production will take place Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m., and the second performance will be Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Both shows will take place at Slocomb Auditorium, located on the Central campus at 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena. Admission to “The Jungle Book” is $10 per person.

Performers in the two shows include young people from 4 to 18 years old who have participated in classes and workshops taught by theater instructors and San Jacinto College students as part of the KidSpot summer camp, which is open to local residents.

The Jungle Book Kids” is a Walt Disney musical adaptation of English author Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel “The Jungle Book.” In the story, a baby boy, lost and abandoned, is raised by wolves and given the name Mowgli. Shere Kahn, the tiger, decides that Mowgli is no longer welcome in the jungle. To keep him out of danger, Bagheera, the panther, plans to guide Mowgli to the safety of the man village, but Mowgli doesn’t want to leave his jungle home.

The play includes plenty of adventure and clever songs as Mowgli encounters Kaa the Snake, an elephant herd, Baloo the Bear, sneaky monkeys, and Shanti, a beautiful young girl.

San Jacinto College offers theatre courses and degree programs at the South and Central campuses. The Central Campus also offers a video and film production program. For more information, please visit arts.sanjac.edu.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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