a world premiere original musical


Conceived and Created by JP THIBODEAU & JOE SLABE
Written by JOE SLABE

StoryBook Theatre's 40th Season to Discover saw select performers take part in a unique workshop and performance experience, which resulted in the world premiere musical, The Urban Jungle Book. Led by a team of award winning composer and musical director Joe Slabe and director JP Thibodeau this was certainly an incredible experience for everyone involved.


Michael is a foster child with a vivid imagination. Whenever the world gets a bit much for him, he retreats into the amazing world inside his head, and the people in his life become the characters from his favourite story – The Jungle Book. But when Michael’s real father comes back to claim him, his world is turned upside down and he must find the courage to live in the real world and find the true meaning of family. The Urban Jungle Book is a modern take on the Rudyard Kipling stories and uses pop, rock and rap music to tell them in a way you’ve never heard (or seen) before!


PARENTAL NOTE:  This show does deal with the death of a parent and does
not  the shy away from the conversation and therefore we caution those with sensitive children.

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