Audition dates are tentative and subject to change!

Players by the Sea announces an OPEN CASTING CALL for its upcoming production of…

Book by David Henry Hwang
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Based on the story, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Disney film, Tarzan

Directed by Mike Beaman
Music Direction by Anthony Felton

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 13 at 11:00am
— Registration is from 10:30am – 11:00am. The audition begins promptly at 11:00am.

PLEASE NOTE – If you have scheduling conflicts OR if you are unable to attend the auditions but would like to be considered, please contact


  • Friday, July 5 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 6 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, July 19 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, July 26 at 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm


Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.


  • Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of music found in Tarzan. An accompanist will be provided, please bring clearly marked sheet music. In lieu of sheet music, we will accept instrumental backing tracks. No acapella auditions will be accepted.
  • Please bring a headshot and resume. (A selfie is okay in place of a professional headshot!) 
  • There may be a dance/movement call. Please bring clothing appropriate for such call.
  • Please bring ALL known conflicts from APRIL 13 – JULY 28. The rehearsal schedule will be based on conflicts submitted by cast members.


* Non-equity only *

KALA:  A gentle mother ape. Kerchak’s mate and Tarzan’s protector.

  • Gender: Female Identifying
  • Age: 30 to 45 (looking)
  • Vocal range: Eb5-E3

KERCHAK: The gruff leader of the gorillas and Kala’s mate.

  • Gender: Male Identifying
  • Age: 30 to 50 (looking)
  • Vocal range: Gb4-Ab2

LEOPARD: A fierce carnivore that threatens both gorillas and humans.

  • Gender: Male or Female Identifying
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • *Role will utilize flying effects and will be involved in stunt work.*

TERK: A sarcastic ape and Tarzan’s best friend.

  • Gender: Male Identifying
  • Age: 20 to 30 (actor will play both ages of Terk)
  • Vocal range: B4-Eb3
  • *Role will utilize flying effects and should be comfortable with heights.*

TARZAN: A vulnerable, fearless young man raised by apes. Terk’s best friend who falls in love with Jane. Our story’s protagonist.

  • Gender: Male Identifying
  • Age: 20 to 35
  • Vocal range: Bb4-B2
  • *Actor must be comfortable shirtless. Role is quite physically demanding; basic tumbling skills are a plus but not required. 

JANE: An adventurous young English botanist. She falls in love with Tarzan.

  • Gender: Female Identifying
  • Age: 20 to 30
  • Vocal range: F5-F#3
  • *Actor will be involved in flying effects and should be comfortable with heights. Actor will also be involved in stage kissing with Tarzan.*

PORTER: A bumbling English professor of biology. Jane’s father.

  • Gender: Male Identifying
  • Age: 50+ (Actor can be younger but will be aged up)
  • Vocal range: C4-B2

CLAYTON: A brutish, greedy hunter and guide. Leads Jane and Porter’s expedition.

  • Gender: Male Identifying
  • Age: 25 to 50
  • Non-singing role.
  • *Actor may be doubled as ape in certain scenes*

Ensemble Apes, Jungle Creatures & Expedition Crew (Most performers will play multiple)

To peruse a copy of the script, please email

Audition information coming soon!