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THE TARZAN SCRIPT

ACT I

Scene 1

(Black stage when drums start, light slowly comes up and apes come from audience and back into backstage. Shows father and mother and baby going from a buring ship to an island. The song shows the similarities between the apes family and the human's)

TWO WORLDS
Song: Put your faith in what you most believe in
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart, let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

A paradise untouched by man
Within this world, blessed with love
A simple life, they live in peace

Softly tread the sand below your feet now
Two worlds one family
Trust your heart, let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

Beneath the shelter of the trees
Only love can enter here
A simple life, they live in peace

Raise your head up, lift high the load
Take strength from those that need you
Build high the walls, build strong the beams
A new life is waiting, but danger's no stranger here

No words describe a mother's tears
No words can heal a broken heart
A dream is gone, but where there's hope...

Somewhere, something is calling for you
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart, let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

BLACKOUT

Scene 2

(the whole "Kala finding the baby scene" with sabor attacking)

TWO WORLDS (REPRISE)

Every moment now, the bond grows stronger
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart, let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

BLACKOUT

Scene 3

(at Gorilla's nesting ground)

Young Terk: Mama, look! Look over there!
Various gorillas: Kala! She's back! etc.
Gorilla: Are you all right?
Kala: I'm fine, no, really, honestly, it's just that I got a little...sidetracked.
Gorilla: Well, isn't that, um, well it's so...
Second gorilla: Well, it's just so, so...
Young Terk: Yeah, it's freaky-looking, okay that's what it is.
Gorilla: Terk!
Young Terk: Well it is! I mean, what the heck is it, anyway?
Kala: He's a baby.
Young Terk: Whoa! Ow! I can't--So where's his mama?
Kala: Well, I'm going to be his mother now. (Gorilla's gasp, Kerchak walks over)
Young Terk: You know he's not so bad once you get used to him. Kala's gonna be it's mother now.
Kala: Kerchak, I saved him from Sabor.
Kerchak: Kala, it won't replace the one we lost.
Kala: I know that, but he needs me.
Kerchak: But it, it--Kala, look at it! It's not our kind. No, you have to take it back.
Kala: Take him back? But he'll die!
Kerchak: If the jungle wants him, then--
Kala: I want him!
Kerchak: Kala, I cannot let you put our family in danger.
Kala: Does he look dangerous to you?
Kerchak: Was it alone?
Kala: Yes. Sabor killed his family.
Kerchak: Are you sure?
Kala: Yes. There are no others.
Kerchak: Then you may keep him.
Kala: Kerchak, I know he'll be a good son.
Kerchak: I said he could stay. That doesn't make him my son. We will nest here for the night.
Young Terk: So um, whatcha gonna call it?
Kala: I'm going to call HIM Tarzan.
Terk: Tarzan? Okay, he's your baby.
Gorilla: All right little guy, come on, it's way past your nest time.
Young Terk: Aw, mom!
Gorilla: No.
Young Terk: Five more minutes?
Gorilla: No.
Young Terk: Two more minutes?
Gorilla: No.
Young Terk: One more minutes?
Kala: (baby cries) Oh, oh no, shh, shh, don't cry, come on, come on, I'm here. [

YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART
[singing] Come stop your crying, it'll be all right, come take my hand, hold it tight, I will protect you from all around you, I will be here, don't you cry

Song: For one so small, you seem so strong
My arms will hold you, keep you safe and warm
This bond between us can't be broken
I will be here, don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on, now and forevermore

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Kala: Always

BLACKOUT

Scene 4

Kala: Tarzan? Tarzan? (Tarzan creeps up and makes an elephant noise)
Young Tarzan: I sure scared you, mom!
Kala: You sure did! Can't you imitate any quieter animals?
Young Tarzan: Aw mom, that's no fun. Wanna see me be a leopard?
Kala: Why don't you just come up with your own sound? (tarzan runs and does his signature sound and other young apes do it, too)
Gorillas: Kala!
Young Tarzan: (Tarzan runs into Kerchak) Oops.
Young Terk: Tarzan, thank goodness you're all right! Kala and I have been so worried. Thank you, thank you for finding him, Kerchak, you are such a wise and caring leader. (Run!)
Young Tarzan: Um...
YoungTerk: Hello! Are you thick in the head?
Young Tarzan: What?
Young Terk: How many times do I have to tell ya? If you want Kerchak to like you, stay away from him.
Young Tarzan: Well, thanks Terk. I don't know what I could do without ya.
Young Terk: Me neither. I gotta hand it to ya, kid. Hanging around a friend like me won't hurt ya.

WHO BETTER THAN ME?
TERK
You're one of a kind, I can't explain it.
You're kind of cool, in a really weird way.
Though you will, you can make it.
And who better than me to teach you.
Who better then me to set you on your way. ( mhm )
This can take some hangin' in their
Through persuasion I can take you own up
Make grow up, beside the others
And who better than me to lead you
Who better than me to take all the way ( hey hey yeah )
YOUNG TARZAN & TERK
Struggling along for years and years
TERK
Until I came along for you
Now its all comin' togather
YOUNG TARZAN & TERK
And togather will see this through
If for me and me for you
YOUNG TARZAN
I can learn, I can listen
I know there is something
Deep inside but
I need assistance to go the distance
TERK
And who better than me
YOUNG TARZAN
To teach me
TERK
Who better than me
YOUNG TARZAN
To tell me all you know
TERK
And who better than me
YOUNG TARZAN
You reach me
TERK
Who better than me
YOUNG TARZAN & TERK
To show them all we know !

Gorillas: Hey, come on Terk, step on it! Last one there's a dung beetle.
Young Terk: Yeah, and the first one's gotta eat it.
Young Tarzan: Terk, can I come?
Young Terk: Well, yeah you could if you could keep up, but you know, you can't really keep up. Wait up guys, wait up, right behind you.
Gorilla 1: Take that! Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself! etc.
Young Terk: The fun has arrived. Thank you very much.
Gorilla 2: Hey, what took you so long?
Young Terk: I had a little pest-control problem but it's all taken care of. Whoa!
Young Tarzan: Hi guys.
Gorilla 1: Terk, what is this, some kind of joke? Tell me I'm not looking at the hairless wonder.
Young Tarzan: Well, Terk said I could come along if I could keep up.
Gorillas: Oh no, Terk!
Young Terk: I'll handle this guys, okay? Listen, buddy, c'mere. We got a tiny little itsy-bitsy problem here, okay? Personally, I'd love to hang out with you. You know I would. But the guys, they need a little convincing.
Young Tarzan: Okay, what do I gotta do?
Young Terk: Do? What do you gotta do? Oh, it's so stupid.
Young Tarzan: What?
Young Terk: Well, you gotta, you gotta go get a hair.
Young Tarzan: A hair?
Young Terk: Yeah, a hair, uh-huh. An elephant hair.
Young Tarzan: An elephant hair?
Young Terk: Like I said, it's stupid, right? Listen, take it from me, go home, okay? Who needs this aggravation? You know, I'm probably gonna leave soon myself. You go, I'll catch up, all right? You see, leave it to me. I told you--Tarzan! Tarzan, no! (Young Tarzan jumps off the ledge into pool)
Gorilla 2: Ooh! That one hurt him!
Young Terk: Look, oh, oh, there he is! He's alive!
Young Tarzan: Hey guys!
Gorilla 2: Hi.
Young Terk: Oh no, no, no, no, no, come back, come back!
Gorilla 1: This guy's great! Hey, if he lives you should bring him around more often. Come on, come on, let's go get a better seat.
Young Terk: Oh.
Young Tantor: Mom, are you sure this water's sanitary? It looks questionable to me.
Tantor's Mother: It's fine, honey.
Tantor: Yecch! But what about bacteria?
Tantor's Mother: Tantor, can't you see Mommy's talking?
Tantor: Watch out! There's something swimming! It's coming right at you!
Tantor's Mother: Honey, Mommy's losing her patience.
Tantor: But this time I really see something!
Tantor's Mother: Oh boy.
Tantor: Piranha! It's a piranha!
Tantor's Mother: Sweetheart, there are no piranhas in Africa.
Second Elephant: Don't tell the kid that, of course there are piranhas in Africa.
Third Elephant: No, she's right. They're native to South America.
Tantor: Aah! It's right behind you! Run!
Tantor's Mother: For the last time, honey, there are no piranhas in--
Second Elephant: MY BUTT!
Tantor: I told you!
Second Elephant: There's something on my butt!
Third Elephant: What is it?
Tantor: It's a piranha!
Elephants: Piranha!
Gorillas: He's dead! We're dead! Aah! (An elephant stampede goes through Gorilla's nest and destroys everything.)
Gorilla: Oh, thank you Kerchak!
Young Terk: Tarzan, buddy, buddy, come on, don't die on me! Don't die on me! You weren't supposed to do it!
Young Tantor: Get away from there! Don't you know a piranha can strip your flesh in seconds?
Young Terk: What? He's not a piranha, he's--he's alive! He's alive! He's alive!
Young Tantor: He's alive!
Young Terk: He's ali--You idiot! You nearly gave me a heart attack, ya happy?
Young Tarzan: Uh-huh. (holds up the elephant hair)
Young Terk: You--I don't believe it, you got the hair?
Young Tantor: Is that what this is all about? I got a whole tail of them!
Gorillas: Tarzan? Terkina?
Young Tarzan & Terk: Oh no.
Young Tantor: Who's that?
Young Tarzan & Terk: My mom.
Kala: Tarzan!
Young Tarzan: Hi.
Young Terk: Hi, aunt Kala.
Kala: Oh, you scared me! What happened?
Young Tarzan: Well, I...
Young Terk: Um, it's sort of a long, it's involved, because what happened, it was a weird--
Kerchak: What happened?
Young Tarzan: It was my fault, Kerchak.
Kala: Tarzan!
Young Tarzan: We were playing, and well, I'm sorry, Kerchak.
Kerchak: You almost killed someone!
Young Tarzan: But it was an accident!
Kala: He's only a child.
Kerchak: That's no excuse, Kala, you can't keep defending him.
Kala: But he'll learn.
Kerchak: He will never learn. You can't learn to be one of us. There's no other way.
Kala: Because you never give him a chance.
Kerchak: Give him a chance? Kala, look at him! He will never be one of us.
Kala: Kerchak! Tarzan! (Tarzan runs off)
BLACKOUT

Scene 5
(next to a pond)

I NEED TO KNOW
Young TARZAN
Will someone tell me where I belong?
Where I should go?
Can someone tell me where I'm going wrong?
I need to know
Why would I hurt the ones I love?
Why would I hurt you?
If I can't be what he wants of me
What am I to do?
When will I be me
The son that he can't see?
There must be somebody who understands
Out there, somewhere
When will I find home?
A place where I belong?
Surely there must be more like me
Out there, somewhere
There must be somebody just like me
Out there...

(Young Tarzan takes mud and rubs it on himself to try to look like an ape)
Kala: Tarzan, what are you doing?
Tarzan: Why am I so different?
Kala: Because you're covered with mud, that's why.
Tarzan: No! Kerchak said I didn't belong in the--
Kala: Close your mouth.
Tarzan: Kerchak said I don't belong in the family.
Kala: Never mind what Kerchak said. Now hold still.
Tarzan: But look at me!
Kala: I am, Tarzan. And do you know what I see? I see two eyes, like mine, and a nose, somewhere. Ah, here. Two ears, and let's see, what else?
Tarzan: Two hands? (holds them up) (they put hands together)
Kala: That's right. Close your eyes. Now forget what you see. What do you feel? (she puts his hand on his heart)
Tarzan: My heart.
Kala: Come here. (He puts his head on her heart)
Tarzan: Your heart.
Kala: See, they're exactly the same. Kerchak just can't see that.
Tarzan: I'll make him see it. I'll be the best ape ever!
Kala: Oh, I bet you will!
BLACKOUT

Scene 6

(Kerchak is playing with Young Ape 1 and Kala is watching, Ape runs off and kerchak notices that she has been watching him)

SURE SUN TURNS TO MOON

KALA
It’s nice to see you play with the children
KERCHAK
Why do you say that?
I do it all the time
KALA
You don’t
KERCHAK
I do
KALA
You don’t
KERCHAK
I don’t?
KALA
You don’t, you know…
It’s nice to see you smiling and laughing
KERCHAK
What do you mean?
I do it all the time
KALA
You don’t
KERCHAK
I do
KALA
You don’t
KERCHAK
I don’t
KALA
No, you don’t, you know
You’re my husband
My friend, our leader
You’re the one that I love completely
KERCHAK
I am?
KALA
You are, you know you are
KERCHAK
You can’t imagine the weight on my shoulders
KALA
I know too well how hard it must be
KERCHAK
You don’t
KALA
I do
KERCHAK
You don’t
KALA
Oh yes I do, you know
You’re my husband
My friend, our leader
But a little chink in your armor might be nice
KERCHAK
Really?
KALA
It might be nice
BOTH
There was sunshine
There was family
There was our life, side by side
This was home
KALA
As sure as sun turns to moon will I love you
KERCHAK
And I will be there to answer your call
KALA
You will?
KERCHAK
I will
KALA
You really will?
KERCHAK
I swear I will
KALA
It would be nice to see you more often
KERCHAK
Why don’t you come back for I miss you so
KALA
You do?
KERCHAK
I do
KALA
But you know I can’t come back alone

Kerchak: I've told you how I feel. (walks off)

BLACKOUT

Scene 7
Song: Oh the power to be strong
And the wisdom to be wise
All these things will come to you in time
On this journey that you're making
There'll be answers that you'll seek
And it's you who'll climb the mountain
It's you who'll reach the peak

Son of man, look to the sky
Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you'll walk tall with pride
Son of man, a man in time you'll be

Though there's no one there to guide you
No one to take your hand
But with faith and understanding
You will journey from boy to man

Son of man, look to the sky
Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you'll walk tall with pride
Son of man, a man in time you'll be

In learning you will teach
And in teaching you will learn
You'll find your place beside the ones you love
And all the things you dreamed of
The visions that you saw
The time is drawing near now
It's yours to claim it all

Son of man, look to the sky
Lift your spirit, set it free
Some day you'll walk tall with pride
Son of man, a man in time you'll be

Son of man, son of man's a man for all to see
BLACKOUT

Scene 8

Kala: Don't even think about it.
Tarzan: How'd you know it was me?
Kala: I'm your mother, I know everything. Now where have you been?
Tarzan: I thought you knew everything.
Terk: Hey Auntie K. You're looking remarkably groomed today.
Kala: Hello Terk.
Terk: Not the neck, not the neck, etc.
Tantor: Okay, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Someone's gonna get hurt here, and it's always me.
Terk: Okay okay, you win, okay okay, you win, hello, down here, yo, yo! Let go!
Tarzan: Oh, sorry Terk.
Terk: What kind of animal are you?
Tantor: You know I've been thinking lately that maybe Tarzan could be some subspecies of elephant.
Terk: What are you, crazy? An elephant?
Tantor: Listen to me, think about it, he enjoys a peanut, I enjoy a peanut.
Terk: He looks nothin' like ya!

(Sabor jumps out and tarzan and him have a huge battle. Tarzan evetually wins.)

Terk: Okay, everybody, move aside, out of my way, best friend coming through. That would be me. And you, don't make a habit of that, okay? There are other ways of getting attention, you know?
Tarzan: I'll try to remember that.
Terk: All right, and I was right behind you...

(Tarzan puts Sabors body next to Kerchak and bows)
(a gunshot is heard)

Tarzan: What was that?
Tantor: Hey, it wasn't me, I swear! Okay, maybe it was...
Kerchak: Everyone, let's move!
(Gorillas walk off but Tarzan goes off to find out what that was)
BLACKOUT

Scene 9
WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT
Jane:
Carila papaya
Bixa orellana
Callistemon linearis
Campanula incurva
I know you all
Oh, I've been waiting for this moment
Oh, it seems like all my life
Here I am - my head is spinning
Because I'm finally living the life that I dreamed
It seems I've been waiting forever
Mimulus aurantiacus
Pedicularis attollens
Boehmeria tricuspis
I always knew you'd be this beautiful
Here and now nothing matters
Everything I wanted's here
I feel at home, I've found my place
All this beauty before me was out of my reach
I never imagined such wonder
All these friends, I feel like I know them oh so well
And though it's strange I feel they know me too
There's something strangely intoxicating
And it's going to my head
That makes me feel oh so alive
I could stay here forever and never need more
Embracing these wonders of nature
Calliandra hustoniana
Campanula barbata
Babiana rubrocyanea
Campanula fragilis
Calycanthus occidentalis
Gentiana saxosa
Oh these friends, it seems like I know them oh so well
And I can see that, ooh, they want to know me too
It's such a liberating feeling
And it's happening to me
I've never felt this glow inside
New, exciting, inviting, wanting to play
I cannot resist this temptation, temptation

Clayton: ...I knew I was born for Africa, and Africa was created for--
Porter: Clayton, Clayton, there you are, what is it? What is it? Are we in danger?
Clayton: I thought I saw something.
Porter: A hippopotamus amphibious, or a rhinoceros--
Clayton: Professor, don't move!
Porter: Oh, right. (Clayton fires a shot)
Jane: Daddy? Ow. Daddy, what's all the hullabaloo about? What is it, Daddy?
Porter: Shh, Mister Clayton asked me not to move. He saw something. Oh, I moved.
Jane: Uh, Mister Clayton, sorry, excuse me, uh, but my father and I came on this expedition to study gorillas, and I think your shooting might be scaring them off.
Clayton: You hired me to protect you, Miss Porter, and protect you I shall.
Jane: And you're doing a marvelous job of it, but we only have a short time before the ship returns, and you see--
Porter: Jane, Jane, do you realize what you're standing in? A gorilla's nest!
Jane: Oh, Daddy!
Clayton: At last! Our first sign in days! Do you think the beasts could be nearby?
Porter: Well, they could be. There's the evidence, you know.
Jane: Daddy, look! Over there and there and--
Porter: Yes! More nests! I see them!
Jane: Just as you predicted!
Porter & Jane: Family groups!
Porter: Oh Jane, I love you!
Clayton: Family groups? Excuse me, but these are wild animals that would sooner take your head off than look at you!
Jane: On the contrary, Mister Clayton. Daddy's theory is that these are social creatures--(Clayton fires again) Mister Clayton, please! What if it's a gorilla?
Clayton: It's no gorilla. Perhaps we should press on.
Porter: Yes indeed. Now we should keep heading west...

DIFFERENT PART ONE:
Tarzan:

It’s just like me yet
It’s just so different
Where did it come from?
These things that got here
Are all so different
Where does it belong?

I’ve never seen its shape
It’s just so different
Oh I must see more
Skin so soft
It smells so different
From all I’ve seen before
And yet here, we’re just the same

My heart is beating faster
I must know more about her
There’s something strange that draws me near her
She’s nothing like I’ve seen before
She makes me feel so alive

(A baby baboon appears)
Jane: Are you what all the fuss was about? Daddy, daddy quick! No wait, hold still. You may not be a gorilla but you are one sweet little--(Baboon jumps pn her back and looks at drawing)There you go, what do you think? (Baboon takes drawing)
Why you little--Well, this is absolutely peachy. Come to study gorillas and I get my sketchbook pidged by a babboon!
Give me that! Oh come on now, enough of this. I want this paper on the count of three. One, two, oh look, bananas! I can't believe you fell for that one. No, no, don't give me those crocodile tears. What would your parents have to say? (A family of angry baboons appear) Oh, you see? I told you they'd be cross. Go easy on him, children will be children.
(they chase after jane until Tarzan saves her)

Jane: Put me down! Put me down! No, pick me up, pick me up, pick me up!
(The chase continues)

Jane: Oh, I'm in a tree with a man who talks to monkeys! Oh, I can't do this, I can't--oh, this is good, this is very good, I--wait, one two, aah! Oh, it can't get any worse, can it? Obviously it can. (Tarzan comes close) Stay back, no, don't come any closer, please don't. What are you doing? Ah, hahaha. Please don't. That tickles. Get off, get off, get--GET OFF! (Kicks him) It serves you right. Now you stay away from me, like a very good wild man. You stay! I'm warning you, my daddy won't take kindly to you--what are you doing? No, that's, now that's close enough! How dare--What? Oh dear, ohdearohdear oh dear! Yes thank you. That's a lovely heartbeat. It's very nice.
Tarzan: It's very nice.
Jane: Oh thank you, I can't do a thing with it in this humidity though, it's--Oh, you do speak! And all this time I thought you were just a big wild quiet silent person, thing. Why didn't you tell me, I mean I must seem rather curious to you, I mean I'd love to-- (Tarzan puts his hand to her mouth) (Gunshot is heard)
Jane: Oh, Clayton. (Tarzan mimicks sound)
Tarzan: Clayton.
Jane: Extraordinary! Um, please. Do you have---
Tarzan: Tarzan. Tar-zan.
Jane: Tarzan? Oh, I see.
Tarzan: Oh, I see. Tarzan, Ohisee.
Jane: No no no, no. I'm Jane.
Tarzan: No no no, no. I'm Jane.
Jane: No, no. Jane, Tarzan, Jane.
Tarzan: Jane.
Jane: Exactly. (They put hands together again)

DIFFERENT PART TWO:
Tarzan:

I’ve never felt like this
I feel so different
Being so close to her
Something deep inside feels so different
Since everything has stirred
There’s something so exciting
Somehow more so inviting
It feels so new yet so familiar
Something tells me I will never
Ever be the same again

BLACKOUT

ACT II

Scene 1

Tantor: Tarzan!
Gorillas: Tarzan! Tarzan! Where are you? Let's hope we find him before Kerchak does. Maybe he's lost. Or found something more interesting.
Terk: What are you, nuts? What could be more interesting than us?
Tantor: Hey, what's everybody looking at? Oh, the horror! It's gruesome! Hide me!
Terk: Pull yourself together, you're embarrassing me! These things aren't alive.
Tantor: I knew that.
Gorillas: Tarzan! Tarzan! etc.
Tantor: Hello?
Terk: What kind of primitive beasts are responsible for this mess? Wow! C'mere you guys! C'mere, c'mere, look at this!
Gorillas: What is that? Hey! Ooh!
Terk: Hey! Do it again, do it again.
Gorilla: Like this?
Terk: Yeah! Yeah, rip it! Ding, I love that part! Lemme hear it big fella. Now hit it! Yeah! Nice. What the heck, buh-bye.
Tantor: Terk--
Terk: Yeah, Tant! Now hit it! Come on Tantor! Oh, I love it! Stay with me fellas. I feel something happening here!

TRASHIN' THE CAMP

Jane: Gorillas! He's one of them. Oh my---
Porter: Jane!
Clayton: Jane!
Porter: Jane! Jane, where are you? Jane, oh Jane, oh thank goodness!
Clayton: Good heavens, what happened?
Porter: Are you all right? We've been everywhere looking for you.
Jane: Oh, oh my goodness. Daddy, I was out walking. I was--little baby--little baby monkey, and I drew a picture. Suddenly the monkey starts crying, and I turned around and there's a whole fleet of them! There's an army of monkeys, a huge tree full of them, screaming at me! Terrified I was, terrified. Suddenly I was swinging in a vine, up in the air, swinging, flying, I was in the air. And we were all surrounded. And Daddy, they took my boot.
Porter: They took--those were the ones I bought you.
Jane: And I was saved, I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.
Porter: Loincloth? Good Lord.
Clayton: What is she talking about?
Porter: I haven't the foggiest idea. Takes after her mother, you know. She'd come up with stories like that, not about men in loincloths of course, but--
Jane: Oh and there were gorillas!
Clayton: Gorillas? You saw the gorillas? Where, Jane, where?
Jane: He left with them.
Porter: Who, dear, who?
Jane: Tarzan.
Clayton: Tarzan?
BLACKOUT

Scene 2

Kerchak: Everyone, we will avoid the strangers. Do not let them see you and do not seek them out.
Tarzan: They mean us no harm, Kerchak.
Kerchak: Tarzan, I don't know that.
Tarzan: But I do, I've spent time with them.
Kerchak: You may be willing to risk our safety, but I'm not.
Tarzan: Why are you threatened by anyone different from you?
Kerchak: Protect this family, and stay away from them!
Kala: Tarzan, for once, listen to Kerchak.
Tarzan: Why didn't you tell me there were creatures that look like me? (exits)
BLACKOUT

Scene 3

Jane: (drawing Tarzan on a blackboard) Well, he didn't stand upright. He sort of crouched, like that. And he supported his weight on his knuckles.
Porter: On the knuckles!
Jane: Exactly like a gorilla!
Porter: Extraordinary!
Jane: Oh, it was amazing!

LIKE NO MAN I'VE EVER SEEN
JANE
This man is not like other men
Like no man I've ever seen
You'll have to meet him to believe it
I know just how you'll be
Oh he defies all gravity
PROFESSOR PORTER
Oh, Jane can this be true
JANE
Like no man I've ever seen
PROFESSOR PORTER
my, my
JANE
He seems to fly
Defying everything
PROFESSOR PORTER
no
JANE
Like something in your dreams
PROFESSOR PORTER
Good Heaven!
JANE/ PROFESSOR PORTER
Can this be true?
PROFESSOR PORTER
This man he sounds extraordinary!
JANE
He is father!
PROFESSOR PORTER
I'd love to meet him too
JANE
You shall...
PROFESSOR PORTER
Well does he talk?
Like you or I can?
JANE
Well...
PROFESSOR PORTER
And what do you two do?
JANE
I nervous, He seems at one with nature
PROFESSOR PORTER
That’s good
JANE
Like no man I ever seen
PROFESSOR PORTER
hmm, he sound quiet nice
JANE
It seems he learned from all around him
Their like his friends you see
PROFESSOR PORTER
Really?!
JANE / PROFESSOR PORTER
Oh, can this be true?
JANE
Oh father, sometimes I wake at night
And see him there
He lightens up the darkness you will see
PROFESSOR PORTER
Oh I can see...
Oh daughter what’s this I hear?
It seems he fills your heart with joy
I see the symptoms in those eyes
I feel so happy, and proud of you inside...
So we both made out discoveries
JANE
yes!
PROFESSOR PORTER
Though I'll keep mine to myself
JANE
I’m not following you daddy?
PROFESSOR PORTER
But if my instincts serve correctly.
I may have lost my girl.
JANE
Oh no no no no no!
JANE/PROFESSOR PORTER
Oh this is what we've waiting for
We always knew one day
This is the link we've both been searching for
Its just a breath away
Can this be true?
Can this be true?
We'll see!

Jane: He'd bend his elbows out, like this, and then he walks, like this. (does so)
Porter: Oh, I see. This is capital! (does so, too) Oh, Janey Jane, what a discovery! A man with no language, no human behavior--
Jane: And NO respect for personal boundaries!
Porter: How do you mean?
Jane: He was this close, Daddy, staring at me! He seemed confused at first, as if he'd never seen another human before. His eyes were intense and focused and...I've never seen such eyes.
Porter: Oh, shall I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?
Jane: Daddy, stop it! The point is, think of what we could learn from him. We must find him.
Clayton: Oh, Professor! You're here to find gorillas, not indulge some girlish fantasy.
Jane: Fantasy? I didn't imagine him! Tarzan is(Tarzan jumps out)...real!
Porter: Ah, it's him, it's, it's Tarzan!
Clayton: Professor, Jane, stand back!
Porter: Wait!
Jane: No! (Fires off, misses Tarzan)
Tarzan: Clayton!
Porter: What?
Tarzan: Clayton!
Clayton: Have we met? How does he know my name?
Jane: He thinks it means the sound of a gunshot.
Tarzan: Jane.
Jane: Yes, hello, um, Tarzan.
Porter: I see what you mean about those personal boundaries!
Clayton: What is he doing?
Porter: Look at him, Jane. Moves like an ape but looks like a man. He could be the missing link.
Clayton: Or our link to the gorillas.
Porter: Ah, yes!
Clayton: Where are the gorillas? GORILLAS!
Tarzan: GORILLAS!
Jane: Shouting won't help, Mister Clayton. He doesn't understand English.
Clayton: Well then I'll make him understand. If I can teach a parrot to sing "God Save the Queen," I can certainly teach this savage a thing or two. Gorilla.
Tarzan: Gorilla.
Porter: He's got it!
Tarzan: Gorilla, gorilla.
Porter: Oh, perhaps not.
Clayton: No, no, no, no!
Tarzan: No, no, no, no!
Clayton: No, no, no!
Jane: Mister Clayton, I think I'll take it from here.

BLACKOUT

Scene 4
STRANGERS LIKE ME
Tarzan:
Whatever you do
I’ll do it, too
Show me everything and show me how
It all means something and yet nothing to me
Oh I can see there’s so much to learn
It’s all so close and yet so far!
I see myself as others see me
Oh I just know there’s something bigger out there
I wanna know;
Can you show me?
I wanna know about these strangers like me
Tell me more, please show me
Something’s familiar about these strangers like me
Every gesture, every move that she makes
Makes me feel like never before
Why do I have this growing need to be beside her?
All these emotions I never knew
Some other world beyond this place
Beyond the trees, above the clouds
Oh, I see, before me, a new horizon
I wanna know;
Can you show me?
I wanna know about these strangers like me
Tell me more, please show me
Something’s familiar about these strangers like me
Come with me, now, to see my world
Where there’s beauty beyond your dreams
Can you feel the things I feel right now?
Take my hand
There’s a world you need to know

Jane:
I can explain the way I feel
Everything I want, it’s here
And my heart is beating faster
Every moment I’m with him
I feel so complete
I cannot deny what I’m feeling

Clayton: We've wasted all this time on what he wants! The boat could arrive any day, now ask him straight out!
Jane: Tarzan, will you take us to the gorillas? Do you understand?
Tarzan: I understand.
Porter: Good work, Jane!
Clayton: Well?
Tarzan: I can't.
Clayton & Porter: What?
Jane: Why not, Tarzan?
Tarzan: Kerchak.

Tarzan: I wanna know, can you show me
I wanna know about these strangers like me
Tell me more, please show me
Something's familiar about these strangers like me
I wanna know

Tantor: Oh Terk, I've never seen him so happy.
Terk: Eh? I give it a week.

BLACKOUT

Scene 5
Sailors: Aye, cut her loose! etc.
Porter: I've waited thirty years for this, and I won't leave until I see a gorilla! Oh, it's dreadful, Tarzan.
Clayton: You're the captain! Just tell them you had engine trouble and give us two more days!
Captain: And be late at every port from here to London?
Jane: We'll have come all this way for nothing!
Captain: I'm sorry, Miss Porter, but I simply can't do it!
Clayton: This is your fault! I should've followed my instincts and set traps for the beasts!
Jane: Don't you think I'm disappointed about the gorillas? You are absolutely impos--Tarzan! I was so afraid that you wouldn't come in time. The boat's arrived, the boat that's come to take us home, to England. And Daddy and I were wonder--well, I was wondering...well, we really hoped that you'll come with us, won't you?
Tarzan: Go see England today, come home tomorrow.
Jane: Oh no, well, you see, it would be very difficult to come back...ever.
Tarzan: Not come back?
Jane: Oh no no no, I know it sounds awful, but you belong with us, with people.
Tarzan: Jane must stay with Tarzan!
Jane: Stay here? Oh no no, my laundry! No I can't stay. Look, I've got--I'm with my father and...
Tarzan: Jane, stay.
Jane: But--
Tarzan: Please.
Jane: But, I can't.
Clayton: Women! How typical. Thank you, Jones. Even if you hadn't grown up a savage, you'd be lost. There are no trails through a woman's heart.
Tarzan: Jane is going.
Clayton: Yes. If only she could've spent more time with the gorillas. She's so disappointed, crushed really. Sorry, old boy. Oh well, I'd best get Jane's things to the ship.
Tarzan: Clayton, if Jane sees gorillas, she stays?
Clayton: Say, that's why she came, isn't it?
Tarzan: I'll do it.
Clayton: Good man. Snipes?
Snipes: Sir?
Clayton: Get the boys together. There's going to be a change in plans.

BLACKOUT

Scene 6
Tarzan: Terk, all you have to do is get Kerchak out of the way.
Terk: What?!
Tantor: Well, I'd be happy to get Kerck--
Terk: Eh, shut your trunk and get me outta here! Can you believe that guy? Drops us like a newborn giraffe, kerplop! Now waltzes in here and expects us to just-- As your best friend, I got to ask you are you sure you know what you're doing?

WHO BETTER THAN ME (Reprise)
TURK:
You need a friend
Some timely intervention
Some tough love to save you from yourself
So it's me to get your attention

'Cause who better than me
To save you
Who better than me
to make you change your mind

There's no doubt
You're not controlling your emotions
You're hard-headed
And stubborn too
There's no one else with my devotion

So who better than me
To show you
Who better than me
To convince you you're wrong

TARZAN:
Turk, listen
My eyes are wide-open
I'm seeing clear
I feel oh, so alive
For once I'm happy to be me
And it feels good
Oh yes, it feels good

TURK:
With the eyes
And the tender persuasion
I feel a duty
To help you through
And though I still can't
See the attraction

TURK:
Who better than me? Tantor: And me (dead pan face)
Who better than me? Tantor: And me
Who better than me? Tantor: And me
Who better than me?

TURK AND TARZAN:
To make this dream come true

TURK:
Who better than me
To help him
Who better than me
To put a smile on his face
Who better than me
His best-friend
Who better than me
To make his dreams come true

Oh (Riffing)
Yeah!

Tarzan: Just keep Kerchak out of the way, please. Terk, I'm asking you as a friend.
Terk: Oh, doh, with the face and the eyes and the--all right! But don't make me do anything embarrassing. (QUICK BLACKOUT) I'm gonna kill him!
Tantor: Actually, I thought that dress was rather slimming on you.
Terk: Oh really? I thought it was a little revealing and kinda--How does she move in this thing?! (both of them exit off with Kerchak running after them)
Jane: (The four of them enter and walk to Gorilla's nest) Look Daddy!
Porter: What? Wha--Jane!
Clayton: Be careful, Professor.
Jane: She's beautiful. (About gorilla)
Tarzan: She's my mother.
Jane: But--this is your--mother.
Porter: What, what, what's happening?
Jane: I don't know, Daddy.
Clayton: It's getting away!
Jane: Clayton, no, you'll only frighten her more. (Tarzan starts with monkey sounds, then Jane)
Porter: Oh yes, absolutely, my dear. Good idea. (Then Porter)
Clayton: What are you doing? Do you want to frighten them off? Get up, get--don't get up. (Sees that apes have come out)
Jane: Hello. It's very nice to meet you too.
Porter: Oh, your majesty, you're such a tease! Oh, hello, hello. Archimedes Q. Porter at your service. Quite a grip you've got! Oh thank you, is that one of mine? Oh, this is wonderful! Mister Clayton, look, look, social grooming!
Clayton: Congratulations, Professor. Our dream has come true. No, give me that! Hey, stop that, stop--hold on now, leave that! That is not to be played with!
Jane: Can you teach me?
Tarzan: Speak gorilla?
Jane: Yes.
Tarzan: Ooh-ooh-ee.
Jane: Ooh-ooh-ee.
Tarzan: Eh-ooh.
Jane: Eh-ooh.
Tarzan: Ooh.
Jane: Ooh.
Tarzan: Ooh.
Jane: Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo. Ooh-ooh-ee-eh-ooh.(Baby monkeys cheer) Good heavens, what did I say?
Tarzan: That Jane stays with Tarzan.
Jane: Stay? But I-I thought we'd already--Tarzan, I-I--Is that my dress? (Terk and Tantor run in)
Tarzan: Oh no! (Kerchak runs in and notices everything)
Jane: Oh, Daddy!
Clayton: Give it to me! Huh? (Tarzan holds Kerchak back)
Tarzan: No! Go!
Jane: Wait, wait! Tarzan!
Tarzan: Go now!
Porter: Jane, quickly, hurry! (They run off)
Tarzan: Kerchak, I didn't--I'm sorry--
Kerchak: I asked you to protect our family. And you betrayed us all. (Tarzan runs off) QUICK BLACKOUT
Tarzan: I'm so confused.
Kala: Come with me. There's something I should've shown you long ago.

BLACKOUT

Scene 7
(At Treehouse) (Tarzan looks at everything, then looks at picture)
Tarzan: Is this me? Then this is my father, and--and my--
Kala: Now you know. Tarzan, I just want you to be happy, whatever you decide. (exits)
Tarzan: No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.
Kala: And you will always be in my heart.

YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART (REPRISE)
Tarzan: Don't be afraid
It will be alright
Just take my hand
Hold it tight
No matter where I am, I'll be with you
Just think of me
Don't you cry

Tarzan and Kala:
No one could understand the way we feel
How would they know, how can we explain
Although we're different, deep inside us
We're not that different at all
Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Tarzan:
You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart
Always
Always

Kala: (While he's singing)
You'll be here in my heart
Oh, you'll be with me
Here in my heart
Always
Always

(Tarzan gets up and starts walking off)

Kala: Just look over your shoulder

Tarzan and Kala:
Just look over your shoulder (Kala: Turn around)
And look over your shoulder
'Cause I'll be there always

Kala: Goodbye, Tarzan.
BLACKOUT

Scene 8
Tantor: Tarzan!
Terk: We're too late, I can't believe it! If you'd have pulled over and asked for directions!
Tantor: We didn't get to say goodbye.
Terk: Yeah, well good riddance, all right? Who needs you, huh? Go on, get out of here, bald boy! You-you ingrate, you bald ingrate! Go on and rot, for all I care! Go! What are you looking at?
Tantor: I'm gonna miss him too.
Terk: Oh!
BLACKOUT

Scene 9

Jane: Oh, Tarzan, you can't imagine what's in store for you! You're going to see the world and everyone's going to want to meet you! Kings and scientists and famous writers...
Porter: Yes, Darwin, and Kipling. Queen Victoria!
Jane: And I haven't met her, but I've heard she's awfully nice.
Tarzan: And I'll be with Jane.
Jane: Um, yes. With Jane. Oh, slippery. (Tarzan looks back at the jungle and goes up to the ship) Tarzan! Tarzan! Tarzan! (Tarzan sees that they are locking up the Poeters and he tries to escape)
Tarzan: Jane!
Clayton: What's going on here?
Tarzan: Clayton! Clayton, help!
Clayton: Have we met? Ah yes, the apeman.
Tarzan: Clayton, you, you--
Clayton: So sorry about the rude welcome, old boy, but I couldn't have you making a scene when we put your furry friends in their cages.
Tarzan: Why?
Clayton: Why? For three hundred pounds sterling a head. Actually, I have you to thank, my boy. Couldn't have done it without you. Lock him up with the others.
Tarzan: AAAAAAH! ----QUICK BLACKOUT
Tantor: That sounded like Tarzan. He sounded like he was in trouble!
Terk: Yeah, well why doesn't he get his new friends to help him? I don't care.
Tantor: That's it! I've had it with you and your emotional constipation! Tarzan needs us, and we're gonna help him. You got that? Now pipe down and hang on tight! We got a boat to catch! I've never felt so alive! (jumps into ocean)
Terk: Good, 'cause I'm gonna kill ya!
Tantor: No time for that now, Mister. (Uses trunk for submarine)
BLACKOUT

Scene 10
Jane: Tarzan, it's no use, don't!
Tarzan: Clayton!
Jane: Yes, Clayton. Clayton betrayed us all. I'm so sorry, Tarzan.
Tarzan: No, I did this. I betrayed my family. Kerchak was right.
Porter: Oh, those magnificent creatures, shivering in cages! What is this world coming--Oh, by jove, don't know my own strength!
Jane: What was that?
Terk: You are an animal!
Porter: That sounded just like an elephant.(Tantor and Terk open cage they are in)
Tarzan: Tantor! Thanks guys!
Terk: Oh, I thought I would never see you again, and here you are...
Tantor: Sometimes you embarrass me!
Tarzan: Quick, we have to save my family!
BLACKOUT

Scene 11
(All these men come to get gorillas and destory everything) (Clayton sees Kerchak)
Clayton: Ah, I remember you. I think this one would be better off stuffed! (right before he shoots, he hears Tarzan) (Tarzan makes an entrance with the Porters and many animals)
Porter: Charge!
Kerchak: You came back! (To Tarzan)
Tarzan: I came home.
Porter: Fire! (Huge, somewhat comical fight)
Clayton: (To a sailor) You there, take what you can back to the boat. I've got some hunting to do.
Jane: Don't worry, I'm going to have you out of this in a second. Right, this should do the trick.
Clayton: Hiding, are we? Go on!
Jane: Clayton, you rat!
Clayton: I could use a challenge, because after I get rid of you, rounding up your little ape family will be all too easy!

(Tarzan and Clayton have a fight sequence)

Clayton: Go ahead, shoot me. Be a man.
Tarzan: Not a man like you!

(Tarzan kicks him and flings him offstage)(You hear Clayton cutting vines)

Tarzan: Clayton! Clayton, don't! Don't!

(Clayton falls and gets hung by the neck on a vines) (Pause)

(Tarzan runs to Kerchak who is dying from a gunshot)
Kerchak: Tarzan.
Tarzan: Kerchak, forgive me.
Kerchak: No, forgive me for not understanding that you have always been one of us. Our family will look to you now.
Tarzan: No, Kerchak.
Kerchak: Take care of them, my son. My son.

(After music builds up, Tarzan goes up on the rock and does a gorilla pound on his chest)
BLACKOUT

Scene 12

Jane: London will seem so small compared to all this.
Tarzan: I will miss you, Jane.
Captain: Miss Porter!
Jane: I-I know, I'm coming. Well, I suppose we should say goodbye.
Tarzan: Goodbye.
Porter: Goodbye Tarzan, goodbye! Oh, I'm going to miss that boy. Jane, dear, I can't help feeling that you should stay.
Jane: Daddy, please don't! We've been through all of this, I couldn't possibly--I--I belong in England with you, with people, and--
Porter: But you love him. Go on!
Jane: Um, thank you, thanks for getting my glove, thank you...
Porter: What am I doing? Captain, tell them you never found us, eh? After all, people get lost in the jungle every day! Toodle pip.
Jane: Ooh-ooh-ee-eh-ooh.

TWO WORLDS FINALE
Song: Put your faith in what you most believe in
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart, let fate decide
To guide these lives we see
Put your faith in what you most believe in
Two worlds, one family

BLACKOUT

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