Marble Falls High School’s ‘Tarzan’ puts actors in air
January 13, 2014, 6:45 pm by Emily Zendt
The performers and crew will put on six shows between two different casts that will hoist about 14 performers into the air and could even win the actors and department scholarship money.
"Tarzan has only been released to high schools for about a year or so but we are kind of the first in the area to do it,” said Gage.
"Many of the lead roles are double cast – I was trying to reward a lot of talented kids,”
Gage says with the amount of talent he has to work with and the support from central administration he is able to take the production to new heights.
"We thought, ‘how can you do Tarzan without flying?’” he said.
After a little research Gage was able to bring in one of
about three flying companies in the nation to
"This production of Tarzan is not a normal production of Tarzan,” said Bill Auld, Flying Director at Chicago-based Hall Associates Flying Effects, a company that specializes in flying performers on wires for live productions.
"This production is extremely ambitious – [Gage] wanted to fly a lot of people … he had a lot of ideas going in.”
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