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TYPA swings into The Jungle Book
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The panther Bagheera, played by Eva Cluff and Baloo the bear played by Niko Vitela, try to help young Mowgli, played by Louis Mendez navigate the jungle. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Turlock Youth Performing Arts is ready to get into the “Bare Necessities” with their production of Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids.”

The show opens at 7 p.m. tonight with additional shows set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. All performances are at the Carnegie Arts Center.

Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes the tunes, “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” 

On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading the protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.

The show features a large cast of 8 to 14 year-olds from around the area.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Carnegie Arts Center one hour prior to show time at the door or by calling 537-5227.