'The Jungle Book' Opening at The Frankfort Christian Academy

Posted by Carrie Beth Tigges on OP5er @ 5:00 PM

Frankfort KY, March 22, 2018

The Frankfort Christian Academy is presenting the “Jungle Book” this weekend.

From Thursday through Saturday, students will be performing the musical in the TFCA multipurpose room. Fifty-three students between third grade and high school will perform.  On Thursday and Friday, the play will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, it will begin at 1 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime, and the ticket booth will open an hour before.

 The performance is based on a novel by Rudyard Kipling and the Disney film “The Jungle Book.”

Key actors in the musical include Choen Crutchfield as Mogley, Madie Osborne as Bagheera, Ford Cull as Baloo, Hunter McQueary as Shere Khan and Addi Hendrix as Shanti, the main soloist. The cast also consists of wolves, monkeys, vultures, Kaa the snake, bumblebees and an elephant army.

Abbey Caudell, a first-year teacher at TFCA, is in charge of music and choreography.

The play will be put on with help from Claire Brooks, stage manager, and Emma Carroll, assistant choreographer.

Karen Bourne, director of the musical, approached Caudell in September with the idea for the musical. Students began their involvement a few months later.

“We had auditions for this in December and then we jumped right into it the first week back, in January,” Caudell said.

Since January, students have practiced several times a week. The entire cast practiced on Fridays. Throughout the rest of the week, practices were broken into groups based on scenes.

On Tuesday, the cast and crew had their second dress rehearsal. Parents, teachers and crew members were on hand to help the cast with their makeup and costumes.


Tickets went on sale on Monday and are available in TFCA’s front office. They are $7 for adults and $3 for students. Families can purchase a family pass, which allows entry for two adults and two kids. The family pass is $15. A pass, for $20, can also be bought for two adults and three to four kids.



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