Telling the Story of a Young Jane Goodall - From Book to Musical
"Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall" is a new musical adaptation of the book "Me...Jane" by Patrick McDonnell, and premiered at the Kennedy Center in 2017.
Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. As they learned more and more on their expeditions, Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that.
Adapted by Andy Mitton, Patrick McDonnell, and Aaron Posner
Music and lyrics by Andy Mitton
Based on the book Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Choreographed by Christopher d’Amboise
Directed by Aaron Posner
Cast features Eymard Cabling, Sam Ludwig, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Awa Sal Secka, and Erin Weaver as Young Jane
Part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy
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