Wagner Productions in association with CPA Theatricals will present a developmental reading of Jungle Jim, A Musical Wildlife Adventure—a new musical for young audiences based on the Jungle Jim animated children’s music videos—November 9 in Chicago.
Featuring a book by Marilyn Campbell-Lowe, music and lyrics by Danny K. Bernstein, and story and characters by Grandpa Stevee, the reading will be directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller.
The cast will feature Jake Ziman as Jungle Jim, Ricky Harris as Father/Stripes/Explorer, Aimee Kleiman as Mother/Dash/Explorer, Alix Rhode as Sister/Flip/Explorer, and Cynthia F. Carter as Grandma/Scratch/Explorer.
One night, after arguing with his little sister about sharing their toys, young Jim dreams of adventure in the jungle wild. When he magically awakens in the thick of the tropics, "Jungle Jim" finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing leopard cub.
"Now, more than ever, it is vital we share the significance of the arts with our younger generation, bringing them quality and memorable entertainment,” stated CPA Theatricals Founder Larry Little. “We are thrilled to partner with Wagner Productions in delivering this original musical to families around the country."
Casting is by Christopher Pazdernik. Little is the lead producer for CPA Theatricals with associate producers Timothy O'Connell and Julie Bossidy and assistant producer Nicholas Reinhart.
Currently in development, Jungle Jim is seeking producing partners for their involvement in a developmental production or full workshop.