The Jungle Book KIDS (2015-2016)

Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Larry Clemmons
Based on the Novel 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling


Four performances of The Jungle Book KIDS were held on August 20-23, 2015 at the Johnson High School Performing Arts Center in Gainesville, GA.

Graphic Artwork for poster: Carly Berg and Dan Berg

2016 Junior Theater Festival

The Petite Poppers performed a 15 minute version of Jungle Book KIDS at the 2016 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA (January 15th-17th).

115 teams from 26 states (and multiple countries as far away as New Zealand) competed at the 2016 JTF (5,850 festival attendees)!

Congratulations to all of our award winners at JTF 2016!

Outstanding Individual Performance - Male: Jonathan Ingram

All Star Cast: Jesse Hanks, Reece Lamb

Golden Ticket for the Choreography DVD audition: Grace Dorminy, Jonathan Ingram, Halle Macpherson, Kailey Souder

Broadway Jr Slam: Asa Chastain, Grace Dorminy

Watch the team's adjudication performance

Production Team

Director:Joe Harris
Music Director:Heidi Rider
Choreographer:Kaitlin Gentry
Stage Manager:Heidi Rider
Artistic Directors:Carly Ann Berg, Haden Rider
Theater Manager:Jody Key
Costume Design:Kawanna Martin
Set Design:Deangela Chastain
Sound:Philip Carroll
Lighting:Grant Key, Ashley Thomas

Cast of The Jungle Book KIDS

Mowgli:Grace Dorminy
Bagheera:Kailey Souder
Baloo:Jonathan Ingram
King Louie:Halle MacPherson
Shere Khan:Reece Lamb
Colonel Hathi:Jesse Hanks
Kaa:Abi Minnear
Featured Elephant:Ansley Allen
Baby Elephant:Angelica Krubeck
Old Monkey:Asa Chastain
Coconut Tree/Shanti:Maddie Greene
Wolves: Jubilee Chastain, Balthazar Gradin, Avery Haddon
Bumble Bees: Rylee Lamb, Ashley Neff, Mackay Vinton
Snakes: Annie Cobb, Karen Harris, Caroline Neese, Holly Tillirson
Vultures: Jack Goebel, Balthazar Gradin, Avery Haddon, Aubrey Hairston
Elephant Troupe: Asa Chastain, Jubilee Chastain, Aubrey Hairston, Reagan Lamb, Sydnee Taylor
Monkeys: Ansley Allen, Annie Cobb, Jack Goebel, Balthazar Gradin, Avery Haddon, Aubrey Hairston, Jesse Hanks, Karen Harris, Reagan Lamb, Abi Minnear, Caroline Neese, Sydnee Taylor, Holly Tillirson


Elephant Costumes:Rachel Krubeck
Costume Assistants:Michelle and Catherine Peets, Julia Veiga, Melissa Giles, Jody Key, Alana Greene
Set Construction:Chastain Family, Rider Family, Ed Dorminy, Kaitlin Gentry, Dan Berg, Fox Gradin, Paul Goebel, Lauren Neese, Craig Neff, Chelsea Thomas
Merchandise/Concessions:Jody Key, Terri Rider, Alana Greene, Stacy Neff
Tech Crew:Morgan Coolick, Cole Singleton
Marketing:Alana Greene, Jody Key, Carly Berg, Dan Berg
Additional Volunteers:Bob & Stacy MacPherson

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to: Johnson High School, Central Baptist Church, Georgia Design & Graphics

Stage greenery provided by: The Holly Theater, Neva Garrett

Play On Players would like to also thank the many wonderful parents who were involved with this production. THANK YOU!

Photo credits: Alana Greene

The Jungle Book KIDS was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials were also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684