‘Disney Musical Tarzan’ – Denmark

Fredericia Teater presents a spectacular production of Disney’s Musical TARZAN.

Fredericia Teater’s production of Disney’s Musical TARZAN will have its Danish premiere in Fredericia on the 5th of October 2018. From the end of November 2019,the musical can be experienced at the newly renovated Falkoner Salen in Copenhagen. Ticket sales will open at 10.00am on Thursday the 23rd of November 2017.

Fredericia Teater can now reveal its next big musical. It will be the theatre’s fourth collaboration with Disney after the three great musical successes the theatre has had with Disney’s ALADDIN –The Musical, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID – The Musical and lastly Disney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME – The Musical, which combined to sell more than 375,000 tickets. Next fall, the theatre will create a spectacular version of Disney’s Musical TARZAN, which will premiere at Fredericia Teater on the 5th of October 2018. The musical will then perform in Copenhagen at the newly renovated Falkoner Salen from the 29th of November 2019.

About Disney’s Musical TARZAN
With music and lyrics by Academy Award and sevenfold Grammy Award winner Phil Collins, Fredericia Teater presents a magnificent version of Disney’s Musical TARZAN. The musical is based on Chris Buck and Kevin Lima’s animated film interpretation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic about the human child Tarzan, who grows up among the gorillas in the West African rain forest. Disney’s Musical TARZAN includes the well known songs of Phil Collins from the animated feature film’s Grammy-winning soundtrack including the Academy Award and Golden Globe-awarded hit single “You’ll Be in My Heart”. The musical is written by David Henry Hwang.

Disney’s Musical TARZAN is developed by Disney Theatrical Productions. The show premiered on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on 10th of May 2006, making it the first Disney Theatrical Productions’ musical to premiere at Broadway without a single out-of-town tryout. Fredericia Teater’s production of Disney’s Musical TARZAN will mark the first time this musical has been seen in Denmark.

The animated feature film on which the musical is based premiered in cinemas in 1999. The movie had huge success in Denmark and sold more than 672,000 tickets, which makes it the second best selling Disney animated feature film domestically since 1999.

Major excitement in Fredericia and at Disney

Creative Producer Søren Møller from Fredericia Teater states:
It is absolutely fantastic that we are yet again able to present a major Disney title. Tarzan is going to raise the bar for what Fredericia Teater can do. I am absolutely ecstatic forgetting this opportunity!

At Disney, they are also looking forward to the continued collaboration with Fredericia Teater. Felipe Gamba, Director of International Strategy for Disney Theatrical Group, states
Over the past five years, our partnership with Søren Møller and his incredibly talented team of Fredericia Teater has delivered nothing but excellence. This will mark our fourth production together and it couldn’t possibly be a better fit: “Tarzan” is a great theatrical adventure and as such requires an adventurous team of designers, creatives and cast to bring it to life –and an adventurous audience willing to embrace it. With Fredericia Teater in charge of delivering the production and the very discerning Danish audiences in the house, we’re in brilliant hands on both sides of the auditorium!

Casper Bjorner, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Nordic also adds:
We are thrilled to see yet another great Disney musical brought to the stage in collaboration with Fredericia Theatre. The success with the three previous productions has proven beyond doubt the appetite that the Danish audience has for musicals, and established the country as a home for Disney musicals in the Nordics. I can’t wait to see Tarzan swing on the stage next fall.

The ticket sales will open at 10.00 am on Thursday the 23rd of November 2017 on tarzanmusical.dk and fredericiateater.dk.