Young Actors in Disney’s Tarzan Musical to Perform Live Aerial Silk Acrobatics on Stage

Teen Performers Train Locally for KWP Productions’ Holiday Show
By: KWP Productions
Tarzan cast members Training in Silk Acrobatics
Tarzan cast members Training in Silk Acrobatics
Oct. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- The actors who will be doing the silks are: Sean Gogan of Boynton Beach (Tarzan); Melissa Gonzalez of West Palm Beach (Terk); and Abby Scalici of Jupiter (Young Tarzan).

Aerial silk work has become not only a staple of the modern circus arena, but in many cases the main event.

Aerial dance is a term for a style of modern dance that uses hanging equipment, also called aerial apparatuses. The performers use, plus are supported by, silk cloth and are often suspended from trapezes. It is a difficult art that requires a high degree of practice, strength, flexibility, courage, and coordination.

This exciting aerial work is gaining in popularity and regular new innovative moves. Aerial dance training was formerly limited to Olympic level gymnasts and circus performers. Now offered to the public in special fitness and dance programs, students are urged to seek qualified professional trainers.  Some of the newest trends to develop from aerial silks are aerial yoga and aerial suspension training. The trio of young actors doing the silks in Disney’s Tarzan the Musical is training at Sunshine Circus Arts in Delray Beach. Their instructor is Lucy Nguyen, who has performed and taught at Florida State University's Flying High Circus, Callaway Gardens and the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta.

Season tickets are on sale now and are $30-$37.50 per person, best seats in the theatre.

Links for purchasing tickets are at the website,

All performances will be held at The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4885 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.

Also, individual tickets to Tarzan are available right now through and run from $10-$25.

Disney’s Tarzan the Musical Performance Schedule

Friday, November 26, 2014 and Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7pm;

Saturday, December 27, 2014 and Saturday January 3, 2015 at

2 pm and 7pm;

Sunday, December 28, 2014 and Sunday, January 4, 2015  at

4 pm


Shipwrecked off the coast of Africa, the young son of an English couple is raised to manhood by a tribe of gorillas, when a pretty English naturalist crosses his path and teaches him about love and civilized ways. Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burroughs’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.

About KWP Productions

KWP Productions is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of performers and theatre goers. We love working with young people to create shows for young and old alike. Through our productions we strive to teach our actors about the craft of acting as well as the process it takes to create a full scale production. Our auditions are open to the public and there is never a fee to participate in our shows.

For those who come to see our shows we hope to instill a lifelong love of theatre. We endeavor to create a magical experience that they will remember for years to come.  For more information call 561-339-4687

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