Fredericia Theater presents a lavish version of Disney's musical TARZAN, with music and lyrics by Oscar winner and two-time Grammy recipient Phil Collins. The stage musical is based on Chris Buck and Kevin Lima's animated film version of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic story about the child Tarzan, growing up among the gorillas in the West African rainforest. Disney's Musical TARZAN contains Phil Collins’ many well-known songs from the cartoon's Grammy-winning soundtrack including the Oscar and Golden Globe winner"You'll Be in My Heart" (DK: ”Du’ Mit Hjerteslag”). The musical’s libretto is written by David Henry Hwang.
Disney's Musical TARZAN was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions. The show had theater premiere on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater on May 10, 2006, becoming Disney Theatrical Productions' first musical premiere without a rehaersal outside of New York City. Fredericia Theater's production of Disney’s Musical TARZAN will be the first production of the musical in Denmark.
The animated film on which the musical is based premiered in 1999. The film became a huge success and sold over 672,000 tickets, making it the second-best selling Disney animated film in Denmark at the time.