Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Pittsburgh Musical Theater present Disney's Tarzan at the Byham Theater, running Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 18. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $12, you get one ticket for seating in gallery rows F–J (up to a $24.75 value).
- For $19, you get one ticket for seating in orchestra rows R–U, gallery rows A–E, or mezzanine rows DD–FFF.
Click here to choose your showtime. Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes and Disney's animated adaptation from 1999, Tarzan sends audiences deep into the jungles of West Africa with a orphaned baby boy who finds himself in an unlikely family: a tribe of gorillas. Raised by his primate companions, Tarzan strives to understand what it is that makes him different from them besides his abnormally large, bald ears, and finds his answer when he encounters humans for the first time. One in particular catches his attention, and his friendship with the stranger named Jane will change his life forever.
Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang's script gets a drum-laden boost from composer and lyricist Phil Collins. Building on the score he wrote for Disney's 1999 film, including the Oscar-winning "You'll Be in My Heart", Collins built a lush sonic canopy for the jungle setting, set off by a hearty dose of hand percussion (heavily on display in "Son of Man" and the soaring "Strangers Like Me"). Ballads such as Tarzan and Jane's "For the First Time" and "You'll Be in My Heart" tug at the heartstrings as delicately as a world-class heartstring surgeon.
Scenes from Disney’s Broadway production of the show
Pittsburgh Musical Theater
A nonprofit arts organization, Pittsburgh Musical Theater has energized the tapping of toes for more than two decades. The historic Byham Theater dates back to 1903, when the venue was originally erected as the Gayety Theater, and now fills its flashing marquee with Broadway shows, dance troupes, and films.