In The Jungle


Serenbe Playhouse Brings Back the Bare Necessities with The Jungle Book

Serenbe Playhouse created Woodstock in the Serenbe Wildflower Meadow, sunk the Titanic in the Inn at Serenbe Lake and landed a helicopter in the middle of a field during recent seasons, but 10 years ago it was just Artistic Director Brian Clowdus and a dream. Of course, that’s no small thing either.

The first show he ever produced was The Jungle Book, done in the woods because they hadn’t built a physical space yet (spoiler: They end up embracing the woods!). This Fall, Serenbe Playhouse is bringing that show back for a special limited run in honor of their 10th anniversary.

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Based on the famous “Mowgli” stories by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book is about a young boy who was raised in the wild by wolves. He spends his days with friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python snake.


Mowgli’s mortal enemy, Shere Khan, wants to rule the jungle, so it’s up to Mowgli to defeat him (with some help from his forest friends).

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Serenbe Playhouse’s family productions bring literary classics to life alongside a lesson, and this show is no different. While enjoying this revival of the Playhouse’s inaugural skit, the audience will also learn about the importance of ecology and conservation. Cast members include Brandon Smith (Mowgli), Megan Odell (Bagheera and Kaa), Zuri Petteway (Shere Khan), Michael Patterson (The Great Wolf) and Barry Westmoreland (Baloo).

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See Serenbe Playhouse’s The Jungle Book Saturdays at 11am or Sundays at 2pm from August 17 - September 29, 2019. More information and tickets are available at