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Tarzan tickets have been available in many forms over the years, but the latest version of this legendary and timeless story is making big-time waves on the theatre scene. Tarzan is a story of love, acceptance, mystery, trials and tribulations, struggle and almost every other human condition, even though many of the characters in the story are not human. Below we'll take a look at the story and the production history to see just why this play has become such a phenomenon.
History of the Story
The character of Tarzan first appeared in a book series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the first edition of this volume of stories was published in 1912. Over the next 50+ years, 24 different stories appeared on the scene, and the books were popular worldwide.
Over time, and directly as a result of the influence put forth by these books, several Tarzan stories were produced in different mediums. There were Tarzan radio programs, Tarzan cartoons for children, Tarzan television series and Tarzan movies. The stories were different in terms of their specific plots, but the main character, Tarzan, is always at the center of the action, and the theme of fantasy and man vs. beast is always present as well.
The story moved to Broadway on May 10, 2006, when it opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to much success. The book for the play was formulated by David Henry Hwang, and the music for this production was written Grammy winner Phil Collins. Given demand for Tarzan tickets, the show continues to run today.
The plot of the musical follows the story line in the latest Disney movie, and serves as more of an introduction/overview of Tarzan and his life. The setting is 1888 off the coast of Africa, where Tarzan is an infant and he and his parents escape a burning ship and build a simple life for themselves in the nearby jungle.
Soon afterwards, Tarzan's parents are attacked and killed by a leopard named Sabor, but Tarzan is spared. An ape who lives in the area and has lost her own child to Sabor hears the child crying and investigates. She finds Tarzan and attempts to adopt him, and after some resistance is granted her wish.
Tarzan grows up with the apes and ultimately earns their respect. As he moves into adulthood, English explorers appear on the scene, and this is quite a revelation to Tarzan, who has thought of himself as an ape his whole life. Through much conflict, Tarzan ultimately becomes King of the Apes, and Jane, the beautiful female explorer, falls in love with him.
We'd tell you how the story ends, but you'd be much better off securing Tarzan tickets for yourself and seeing this timeless classic unfold before your eyes at the theater.
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