The Jungle Book

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center
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by
Tracey Power
Adapted from the novel by
Rudyard Kipling
Composed and musical direction by
S. Renee Clark
Directed by
Rosemary Newcott

Families will love this lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic! The Jungle Book is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. Taught by Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Akela the old wolf, Mowgli is enlightened with the sacred master words of the hunting people: "We be of one blood, you and I." However, Shere Khan the tiger does not believe that Mowgli is part of the jungle. Mowgli must rally his animal friends to stand up to the fierce Khan and restore peace to the jungle. The Jungle Book is a moving story of finding your family in untraditional places. Staged in the 500-seat, family-friendly theater of Decatur’s Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.  

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The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center is state of the art, family friendly, and has free parking!

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center is state of the art, family friendly, and has free parking!

Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center

3181 Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA 30034 Directions

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 500-seat theater in the historic Candler Road district, bringing a diverse range of programming to southern DeKalb County.

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3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Five Points MARTA Station

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Bus #186

“I am excited about this partnership with the Alliance Theatre because it helps to put a stamp on DeKalb County as a destination for the arts and entertainment and Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in particular as the epicenter for cultural tourism.”
Larry Johnson, Commissioner, DeKalb County District 3

Cast

What is Tabaqui’s favorite musical? Why Jekyl and Hyde of course! Howa bout this one: What kind of key opens a Banana? A Monkey! But seriously, all jokes aside it’s a pleasure joining the Alliance fam once again. Thanks for hangin’ with us today ya buncha animals. Theater: Alice Between (Alliance), Cardboard Piano (Actors Express), Ada and the Memory Engine (Essential Theatre).

Ashley Anderson
Ashley Anderson
Tabaqui, Monkey

What is Tabaqui’s favorite musical? Why Jekyl and Hyde of course! Howa bout this one: What kind of key opens a Banana? A Monkey! But seriously, all jokes aside it’s a pleasure joining the Alliance fam once again. Thanks for hangin’ with us today ya buncha animals. Theater: Alice Between (Alliance), Cardboard Piano (Actors Express), Ada and the Memory Engine (Essential Theatre).

Caleb is thrilled and honored to be a part of The Jungle Book! Theater: A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (The Legacy Theatre). Film: 15:17 to Paris, Mute. Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary.

Caleb Baumann
Caleb Baumann
Mowgli

Caleb is thrilled and honored to be a part of The Jungle Book! Theater: A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (The Legacy Theatre). Film: 15:17 to Paris, Mute. Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary.

Markelle is a stage veteran, becoming a member of Actor's Equity Association at 11 years old. Recently appearing as Darius in Holler If Ya Hear Me, he’s toured in professional productions of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, Evita and The Music Man, as well as commercials for McDonald's, Country Crock, and Cartoon Network. He's appeared in the 20th Century Fox film Dirty Laundry, CBS show "Kid Nation" and as a member of the first KidzBop World Tour. Markelle is a drama major at Morehouse College. Thanks to family, especially my little brothers Malik and Micah.

Markelle Gay
Markelle Gay
Baloo, Monkey King

Markelle is a stage veteran, becoming a member of Actor's Equity Association at 11 years old. Recently appearing as Darius in Holler If Ya Hear Me, he’s toured in professional productions of Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, Evita and The Music Man, as well as commercials for McDonald's, Country Crock, and Cartoon Network. He's appeared in the 20th Century Fox film Dirty Laundry, CBS show "Kid Nation" and as a member of the first KidzBop World Tour. Markelle is a drama major at Morehouse College. Thanks to family, especially my little brothers Malik and Micah.

Jonathan is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Previous Atlanta credits include Miss Bennet (TO), The Crucible (Actor’s Express, Suzi winner), Freed Spirits (Horizon), Of Mice and Men (Serenbe, Suzi nominated), The Elephant Man (GA Ensemble, Suzi nominated), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Tavern). Film/TV credits include the upcoming features Horrorshow and Teacher's Pet as well as episodes of “Dead Silent,” “Your Worst Nightmare,” “The Originals,” and “Devious Maids.”  Thanks to Rosemary, Jody, and AMT agency; love to my family and “alot” of love to Laura. Soli Deo Gloria!

Jonathan Horne
Jonathan Horne
Shere Khan, Human, Rann

Jonathan is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Previous Atlanta credits include Miss Bennet (TO), The Crucible (Actor’s Express, Suzi winner), Freed Spirits (Horizon), Of Mice and Men (Serenbe, Suzi nominated), The Elephant Man (GA Ensemble, Suzi nominated), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Tavern). Film/TV credits include the upcoming features Horrorshow and Teacher's Pet as well as episodes of “Dead Silent,” “Your Worst Nightmare,” “The Originals,” and “Devious Maids.”  Thanks to Rosemary, Jody, and AMT agency; love to my family and “alot” of love to Laura. Soli Deo Gloria!

J.L. is delighted to return to the world of TYA with this crew of wild, lovable animals. Previous Alliance credits: Courage, Play the Play with Cat the Cat. Offstage credits: Adjunct Professor (GSU-Perimeter College), Standardized Patient (Emory University), and Teaching Artist (Alliance Theatre). J.L. also has professional interests in merging theatre with business and education training. And much appreciation to Rosemary, Jody and S. Renee! 

J.L. Reed
J.L. Reed
Bagheera, Father Wolf, Monkey

J.L. is delighted to return to the world of TYA with this crew of wild, lovable animals. Previous Alliance credits: Courage, Play the Play with Cat the Cat. Offstage credits: Adjunct Professor (GSU-Perimeter College), Standardized Patient (Emory University), and Teaching Artist (Alliance Theatre). J.L. also has professional interests in merging theatre with business and education training. And much appreciation to Rosemary, Jody and S. Renee! 

Originally from Indianapolis, Adrianna makes her Alliance debut! She moved to Atlanta in 2013 in pursuit of a career in songwriting, but found it difficult to resist the call back to the stage. Theater: Bring It On: the Musical (1st National tour/ Broadway); Jesus Christ Superstar, World Goes ‘Round (Atlanta Lyric). Adrianna released her first EP and will be releasing new music spring of 2018. She is humbled by the support and encouragement from her family and the Atlanta arts community.

Adrianna Trachell
Adrianna Trachell
Raksha, Akela, Kaa, Monkey

Originally from Indianapolis, Adrianna makes her Alliance debut! She moved to Atlanta in 2013 in pursuit of a career in songwriting, but found it difficult to resist the call back to the stage. Theater: Bring It On: the Musical (1st National tour/ Broadway); Jesus Christ Superstar, World Goes ‘Round (Atlanta Lyric). Adrianna released her first EP and will be releasing new music spring of 2018. She is humbled by the support and encouragement from her family and the Atlanta arts community.

Creative

Clay has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Designer

Clay has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Recent Alliance credits include: A Christmas Carol; The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe;, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye, The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces, Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Thanks to Rosemary and Allison. Love to Ali and Maggie.

Liz Campbell
Liz Campbell
Stage Manager

Recent Alliance credits include: A Christmas Carol; The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe;, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye, The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces, Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Thanks to Rosemary and Allison. Love to Ali and Maggie.

S. Renne Clark is happy to be back at the Alliance. A native Atlantan, she has travelled around the world making music. Her earliest training started in her father’s church, and she later studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She has been part of the theater community for over 30 years, and is a two-time Suzi Bass Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction. Most recently she composed the score for Cinderella and Fella (Alliance) and co-composed alongside Robert Lopez for The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit and Flying Carpet Theatre). Other theater credits: Horizon Theatre, Atlanta Lyric, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Synchronicity, The New American Shakespeare Company, Axam Dance Theatre Experience, YEA (co-founder), The Center for Puppetry Arts, Jomandi Productions, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco), Metro Stage (Alexandria, VA), San Diego Repertory Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Canada’s National Arts Center. A thousand thanks to Rosemary, my mother, and my daughter Lene. God is truly wonderful.

S. Renee Clark
S. Renee Clark
Composer, Musical Director, Musician

S. Renne Clark is happy to be back at the Alliance. A native Atlantan, she has travelled around the world making music. Her earliest training started in her father’s church, and she later studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She has been part of the theater community for over 30 years, and is a two-time Suzi Bass Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction. Most recently she composed the score for Cinderella and Fella (Alliance) and co-composed alongside Robert Lopez for The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit and Flying Carpet Theatre). Other theater credits: Horizon Theatre, Atlanta Lyric, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Synchronicity, The New American Shakespeare Company, Axam Dance Theatre Experience, YEA (co-founder), The Center for Puppetry Arts, Jomandi Productions, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco), Metro Stage (Alexandria, VA), San Diego Repertory Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Canada’s National Arts Center. A thousand thanks to Rosemary, my mother, and my daughter Lene. God is truly wonderful.

Kat is ecstatic to return and go on the road with the Alliance. She has designed more than 25 Alliance productions, including last season’s Cinderella and Fella and Courtenay’s Cabaret. Atlantabased since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, the Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, the Springer Opera House and Aurora Theatre. She is an associate artist with Actor’s Express, and the charge scenic artist for the Alliance. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community.

Kat Conley
Kat Conley
Set Designer

Kat is ecstatic to return and go on the road with the Alliance. She has designed more than 25 Alliance productions, including last season’s Cinderella and Fella and Courtenay’s Cabaret. Atlantabased since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, the Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, the Springer Opera House and Aurora Theatre. She is an associate artist with Actor’s Express, and the charge scenic artist for the Alliance. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community.

Jonathan is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Previous Atlanta credits include Miss Bennet (TO), The Crucible (Actor’s Express, Suzi winner), Freed Spirits (Horizon), Of Mice and Men (Serenbe, Suzi nominated), The Elephant Man (GA Ensemble, Suzi nominated), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Tavern). Film/TV credits include the upcoming features Horrorshow and Teacher's Pet as well as episodes of “Dead Silent,” “Your Worst Nightmare,” “The Originals,” and “Devious Maids.”  Thanks to Rosemary, Jody, and AMT agency; love to my family and “alot” of love to Laura. Soli Deo Gloria!

Jonathan Horne
Jonathan Horne
Assistant Stage Manager

Jonathan is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Previous Atlanta credits include Miss Bennet (TO), The Crucible (Actor’s Express, Suzi winner), Freed Spirits (Horizon), Of Mice and Men (Serenbe, Suzi nominated), The Elephant Man (GA Ensemble, Suzi nominated), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Tavern). Film/TV credits include the upcoming features Horrorshow and Teacher's Pet as well as episodes of “Dead Silent,” “Your Worst Nightmare,” “The Originals,” and “Devious Maids.”  Thanks to Rosemary, Jody, and AMT agency; love to my family and “alot” of love to Laura. Soli Deo Gloria!

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
Novel

Steven is a graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Theatre & Performance Studies program with a B.A. in Theatre with emphasis in Lighting Design. Steven has been a staff member of the Alliance Theatre’s electrics department for 6 years. Design credits include Scratch: The Revengence at Dad’s Garage, and Tell Me My Dream and Slur at the Alliance Theatre.

Steven Love
Steven Love
Lighting Designer

Steven is a graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Theatre & Performance Studies program with a B.A. in Theatre with emphasis in Lighting Design. Steven has been a staff member of the Alliance Theatre’s electrics department for 6 years. Design credits include Scratch: The Revengence at Dad’s Garage, and Tell Me My Dream and Slur at the Alliance Theatre.

Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces of 2001, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, The Elegance and Comedy of Tap. Off-off Broadway: Cannibal: The Musical, A Birthday Surprise, Mag Mor, The Broadway Dance Performance Outlet. National tour: Red Hot & Cole, Promises Promises (tap sections). Recent regional theatre: Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shrew the Musical, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, A Year With Frog & Toad, Guys & Dolls, Pippin.  11 Spotlight awards for her work as a choreographer and performer in New York, Suzi Bass Award for Mary Poppins, four Woodie awards for various other shows. MacQueen runs Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts in Alpharetta, where she coaches Cyr Wheel, and she is the Artistic Director of their performance company, AKmē Instant Circus.

Jen MacQueen
Jen MacQueen
Movement Choreographer

Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces of 2001, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, The Elegance and Comedy of Tap. Off-off Broadway: Cannibal: The Musical, A Birthday Surprise, Mag Mor, The Broadway Dance Performance Outlet. National tour: Red Hot & Cole, Promises Promises (tap sections). Recent regional theatre: Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shrew the Musical, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, A Year With Frog & Toad, Guys & Dolls, Pippin.  11 Spotlight awards for her work as a choreographer and performer in New York, Suzi Bass Award for Mary Poppins, four Woodie awards for various other shows. MacQueen runs Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts in Alpharetta, where she coaches Cyr Wheel, and she is the Artistic Director of their performance company, AKmē Instant Circus.

Tracey Power
Tracey Power
Adaptation for the Stage

Sydney has spent her working life creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. Based in Atlanta, she has designed for the Alliance Theatre (recipient of the 2007 Regional Tony Award), Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), the ARACA Project (New York City), and most of the theater companies in Atlanta.  She is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. She has taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University, and Oglethorpe University.

Sydney Roberts
Sydney Roberts
Costume Designer

Sydney has spent her working life creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. Based in Atlanta, she has designed for the Alliance Theatre (recipient of the 2007 Regional Tony Award), Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), the ARACA Project (New York City), and most of the theater companies in Atlanta.  She is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. She has taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University, and Oglethorpe University.

Director

Rosemary Newcott
Rosemary Newcott
Director

Understudy

CJ is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits include three years in the Alliance Theatre's summer drama and musical theater camps in Cinderella and Fella, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, and a Greek gods-inspired production. With a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and charisma CJ is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

CJ Cooper
CJ Cooper
Understudy for Mowgli

CJ is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits include three years in the Alliance Theatre's summer drama and musical theater camps in Cinderella and Fella, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, and a Greek gods-inspired production. With a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and charisma CJ is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

Avery is thrilled to return to the Alliance for yet another adventure! Previous Alliance credits: Tell Me My Dream, A Bucket of Blessings. Other Atlanta credits: Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet (Actor’s Express), Once Upon a Mattress (Stage Door Players), As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare). He is a proud improviser at Dad’s Garage Theater Company, and if one ever needs to give him a gift, he absolutely loves pancakes. Beaucoup amour à Mon Papillon y Yeshua. 

Avery Sharpe
Avery Sharpe
Understudy for Baloo, Monkey King

Avery is thrilled to return to the Alliance for yet another adventure! Previous Alliance credits: Tell Me My Dream, A Bucket of Blessings. Other Atlanta credits: Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet (Actor’s Express), Once Upon a Mattress (Stage Door Players), As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare). He is a proud improviser at Dad’s Garage Theater Company, and if one ever needs to give him a gift, he absolutely loves pancakes. Beaucoup amour à Mon Papillon y Yeshua. 

Ryan is beyond excited to return for a second time at the Alliance. He was last seen understudying the Alliance’s production of Alice Between. He recently finished an acting internship with Actor’s Express. Actor’s Express credits include Appropriate, The Crucible and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Ryan recently signed with The People Store, TV/Film Agency. B.F.A Acting from The University of Southern Mississippi. He wants to thank the Alliance for this incredible opportunity, and thanks friends and family for their endless support. 

Ryan Vo
Ryan Vo
Understudy for Bagheera, Father Wolf, Monkey, Shere Khan, Human, Rann

Ryan is beyond excited to return for a second time at the Alliance. He was last seen understudying the Alliance’s production of Alice Between. He recently finished an acting internship with Actor’s Express. Actor’s Express credits include Appropriate, The Crucible and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Ryan recently signed with The People Store, TV/Film Agency. B.F.A Acting from The University of Southern Mississippi. He wants to thank the Alliance for this incredible opportunity, and thanks friends and family for their endless support. 

Anna is excited to be back with the Alliance Theatre. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.F.A. in theater performance. Atlanta credits: Charlotte’s Web, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts); Of Mice and Men, Charlotte’s Web (Serenbe Playhouse); Charlotte’s Web (Alliance Theatre). She is proud to be represented by People Store. Endless love to her mom, dad, sister and husband for their support!

Anna Williford
Anna Williford
Understudy for Raksha, Akela, Kaa, Monkey, Tabaqui

Anna is excited to be back with the Alliance Theatre. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.F.A. in theater performance. Atlanta credits: Charlotte’s Web, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts); Of Mice and Men, Charlotte’s Web (Serenbe Playhouse); Charlotte’s Web (Alliance Theatre). She is proud to be represented by People Store. Endless love to her mom, dad, sister and husband for their support!

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