Marble Falls High School’s ‘Tarzan’ earns award nominations

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School production of “Tarzan” landed four nominations for the inaugural Greater Austin High School Musical Awards including for lead actor Austin Jones in his role as Tarzan.

The Long Center of Austin in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts and the ZACH Theatre created the program as a way to recognize the efforts of area high school programs.

In January, the Marble Falls High School choir and theater departments performed Disney’s musical version of “Tarzan,” which included music written by Phil Collins. Marble Falls choir director Bryce Gage said one of his goals for the production was to enter it in the awards program.

On March 18, the Long Center released the nominations. The Marble Falls production earned nominations for best lighting design, best choreography, best costumes and best lead actor.

Jones will perform at the Long Center during the awards show April 17 in Austin.

The Marble Falls production was one of the school’s most ambitious to date and included gorilla costumes, flying wires, a massive set and challenging songs.

Go to www.thelongcenter.org for more information on the awards and ceremony. Tickets for the event go on sale April 1.

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