Four Seasons Theatre Company’s Production of

Music and Lyrics by
PHIL COLLINS

Book By
DAVID HENRY HWANG

Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

TARZAN ® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Directors Note

Welcome to Tarzan! 

In the summer of 1999 Disney’s Tarzan hit the big screen with innovative new animation styles and bold new music by British rockstar Phil Collins. The story of an outsider finding his place in the world as well as the concept of family in all of its forms was a message that quickly made this film a beloved part of the Disney cannon. In 2006 the stage production debuted on Broadway adding more depth to the characters and their relationships as well as blessing us with additional music from the talented Collins. In the summer of 2017 Four Seasons Theatre Company had the opportunity to share this wonderful production with our audiences. This experience left a mark on the hearts of all who were involved. 

While creating the lineup for our 2024 season, it was evident that it was time for Tarzan to return to the Four Seasons’ stage. It’s not often that as a director you have the opportunity to revisit a production that has meant so much to you and to have that experience be equally impactful and life changing. During these polarizing times, focusing on the things that make us the same versus our differences, is a message that I believe could really change the world. Thank you to the incredible production team and the unbelievably talented cast and technicians for making this experience so memorable. A special thank you to my dear friend who has given Tarzan it’s heart and his changed my entire life “For Good.” Thank you to our faithful audiences who make these productions possible. Please keep supporting the arts and enjoy the show!

-Kody Rash, Director

Production Team

Kody Rash

Kody Rash

Director

Kody is grateful for the opportunity to direct Tarzan for a second time and to get to work with such incredible performers and production team. Kody serves as the Artistic Director of Four Seasons Theatre Company and is one of the companies founders. He is the art teacher at Cedar Ridge Elementary. Kody also serves as FSTC’s resident costume designer and enjoys the occasion opportunity to perform as well. “Thank you to my incredible wife and true partner in crime for allowing our lives to be filled with the most magical and beautiful chaos.” IM:heart:A

Afton Whitney

Afton Whitney

Music Director

Afton has had so much fun working with the entire cast and crew of Tarzan and she can’t wait for audiences to see the show. In addition to music directing for Four Seasons Theatre Company, Afton also music directs for the drama department at Sky View High School and teaches private vocal lessons out of her studio. She is looking forward to her next project – Beauty and the Beast kids camp, a collaboration with Cache Theatre Company and Music Theatre West this summer. 

EJ Stevens

EJ Stevens

Stage Manager

EJ is excited to be stage managing their first show with Four Seasons! This has been a really fun and unique show and they are very grateful to work with such a talented group of people! They are also very excited to be apart of the flight crew for their first production! Having done technical theatre for 7 years in various positions, they also enjoy being on the technical staff at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, getting to work on a variety of touring shows and local events. They have had a ton of fun working on this beautiful production with such a wonderful cast and crew! They sincerely hope you enjoy the show!

Mindy James

Mindy James

Production Assistant

Mindy is so excited to be a part of this amazing production! She loves the fun energy, wonderful cast, and beautiful message of this show. When she is not involved in theatre, she is a proud wife to the world’s best husband, and mom of two amazing girls. She enjoys adventuring, gardening, and swimming.  She loves being a part of the Four Seasons Family, both when on stage, and on the production team. She adores being the Four Season’s  “stage mom”

Melisa Jensen

Melisa Jensen

Choreographer

Dillon Wright

Dillon Wright

Choreographer

Set Design and Construction: Lineset Design and Fabrication
Costume Design: Kody Rash, Kim Rash, Mary Savage
Costume Construction: Kim Rash, Mary Savage
Lighting Design: Nikayla Nielson
Lighting Board Operator: Beth DeWaal
Sound Design: Afton Whitney
Sound Operator: Afton Whitney
Wigs: Kim Rash, Mindy James
Flight Crew: Bennett Floyd, Dakota DeWaal, Daniel Francis, EJ Stevens, Jared Bohman, Ryan Bohman, and Carter Holdaway.
Run Crew: EJ Stevens, Cali Johnson, Emory Maughan,  Monroe Vata Rigby, and Spencer Stagg

Special Thanks

Robert & Annette Saxton

Taylor & Diana Dearden

Jef Hogan

The Ace S. Raymond Family

The Hansen Sisters Foundation

Sky View High School Administration

Sky View High School Performing Arts Department

Sheila Sorensen

Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau

Adams Wealth Advisors

The Cast

TARZAN Thomas Belliston
JANE Brighton Walker
KALA Lauren Kian
KERCHAK Kaden Bundy
TERK Cameron Gleed
PORTER Nathan Jones
YOUNG TARZAN Derek Geddes
CLAYTON Joe Wall
SNIPES Andrew Withers
LEOPARD Amber Freestone
TARZAN’S FATHER Isaiah Dunham
TARZAN’S MOTHER Natalie Osborne

ENSEMBLE

Amber Freestone, Amber Larsen, Andrew Withers, Christian Hoisington, Isaiah Dunham, Joe Wall,
Jonathan Olsen, Kayli Archibald, Kim Rash, Logan Kelly, Luc Faucette, Madalyn Smith, Natalie Osborne, Dillan Wright

 

Synopsis of musical numbers

ACT I

Two Worlds Tarzan, Ensemble

You’ll Be in My Heart Kala, Ensemble

Who Better Than Me? Terk, Young Tarzan

No Other Way Kerchak

I Need to Know Young Tarzan

Son of Man Terk, Tarzan, Ensemble

Son of Man (Reprise) – Terk, Tarzan, Ensemble

Sure As Sun Turns to Moon Kala, Kerchak

Waiting for This Moment Jane, Ensemble

Different Tarzan

There will be a 15 minute intermission

ACT II

Trashin’ the Camp Terk, Ensemble

Like No Man I’ve Ever Seen Jane, Porter

Strangers Like Me Tarzan, Jane, Ensemble

For the First Time Jane, Tarzan

Who Better Than Me? (Reprise) – Terk, Tarzan

Everything That I Am Voice of Young Tarzan, Tarzan, Kala, Ensemble

You’ll Be in My Heart (Reprise) Tarzan, Kala

Sure As Sun Turns to Moon (Reprise) Kala

Two Worlds (Finale) Ensemble

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CAST

Thomas Belliston

Thomas Belliston

Tarzan

Thomas is more than thrilled to return to his Four Seasons family after 7 years away! Thomas grew up in Cache Valley and has had the opportunity to perform in many shows with Four Seasons Theatre from the very beginning. His favorite roles have included Action in West Side Story, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, and Tarzan in Tarzan. He’s especially grateful for his beautiful wife and son supporting him, coming from their home in Texas to be apart of the show. Tarzan has a very special place in his heart and he is so excited to be able to reprise such a beautiful story again! 

Brighton Walker

Brighton Walker

Jane

Brighton is thrilled to be performing as Jane in her first production with Four Seasons! Some of her past favorite roles include Cosette (Les Miserable), Bonnie (Bonnie and Clyde), Katherine (Freaky Friday) and Lucy (Bright Star). She is the oldest of 6 kids and loves her siblings and parents, they are her biggest supporters! She loves working at Treehouse Pediatrics and just finished her first year of college at USU and is so glad it’s summer!

Lauren Kian

Lauren Kian

Kala

Lauren is excited to return to the Four Seasons stage and to finally earn thighs of steel. She is a proud graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and also attended USU’s music program, vocal emphasis. Select previous credits include The Witch in Into the Woods, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Narrator in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. When she’s not doing shows, Lauren teaches voice and acting lessons out of her private studio.

Cameron Gleed

Cameron Gleed

Terk

Cameron is so excited to perform his first show with Four Seasons! Past credits include Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain (Music Theater West), Tony in The Boyfriend (high school), and…that’s it! Some of Cameron’s favorite things include bananas, sneezing, and vegetarianism. Some of Cameron’s least favorite things include weak side hugs, fantasy novels, and the word “smear”. Cameron grew up in Seattle, is an actuary, and would like to thank his beautiful wife and four children for their love and support!

Derek Geddes

Derek Geddes

Young Tarzan

Derek loves the Four Seasons family, and is so happy to be performing with them again! Derek loves acting, basketball, mini golf, riding bikes with the neighbors, improv class, and filming with his friends for his YouTube channel. At school his favorite subjects are math and art. Some of the roles he has loved playing have been Randy in A Christmas Story (FSTC), Young Simba in Lion King, Jr (CTC), Flounder in Little Mermaid Jr (CTC), and always and forever his most favorite part- being a penguin in FSTC’s Mary Poppins!

Joseph Wall

Joseph Wall

Clayton

For over a decade, residents of the Cache Valley community have reported sightings of a strange figure infrequently appearing in their local area. Unconfirmed, the pattern of sightings, most commonly in stage plays and theatrically productions within the area, indicate a connection. Known colloquially as ‘Joseph’ some believers claim having seen it as early as the late 90’s, though the first commonly agreed sighting was in the spring of 2009, on the campus of this very high school.

Kaden Bundy

Kaden Bundy

Kerchak

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Porter

Nathan joyfully returns to the jungle with Four Season’s Theatre Company in Tarzan, relishing the playful antics of the gorillas and uncovering the mysteries of the jungle as Professor Porter. Some of Nathan’s recent roles include Agent Branton in Catch Me if you Can, Dan in Joseph…..Dreamcoat, Benjamin in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast. Offstage, Nathan works in supplements as a formulation scientist and is grateful for the support of his family.

Kayli Archibald

Kayli Archibald

Isaiah Dunham

Isaiah Dunham

Luc Faucette

Luc Faucette

Amber Freestone

Amber Freestone

Christian Hoisington

Christian Hoisington

Logan Kelly

Logan Kelly

Amber Larsen

Amber Larsen

Jonathan Olsen

Jonathan Olsen

Natalie Osborne

Natalie Osborne

Kim Rash

Kim Rash

Madalyn Smith

Madalyn Smith

Andrew Withers

Andrew Withers

Dillan Wright

Dillan Wright