The Studio Presentation Series

The Studio Presentation Series initiated in the fall of 2009 has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists.  Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying out” new, more experimental works under the direction of emerging professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.


Our 2020 Virtual Studio Series:


Playwright:  Edward Mast (adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book)

Director:  Jillian Petrie

Scenery: Perry Arthur Kroeger

Streaming on YouTube Live

Friday, July 17th @ 7:30 pm & Saturday, July 18th @ 4 pm
JUNGALBOOK will be presented as a “Pay What You Can” performance.

*Click on the “Order Link” button to be taken to our secure PayPal site. Once your payment has been processed, do not exit out of the confirmation window, PayPal will redirect you back to The Growing Stage’s site.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, this thrilling and fun-filled adaptation moves the jungle to an inner-city playground as we follow Mowgli navigating his way through the wilds of childhood.

Mowgli, the human child, grows up raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger, Sherakhan, wants Mowgli but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned,  believing he’s a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan, but its use has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever.


(This performance is no longer available for purchase.)

Pay What You Can FAQ:

How much should I pay?

Typically, our Studio Series prices are $15/adult and $12/child or senior. We do not set a minimum amount or make a suggestion for our Pay What You Can programming. We simply ask you to pay what you can! If you can afford the whole ticket price, know that you’re covering the cost of the rights to perform this piece and helping to keep our theatre moving forward during the pandemic.

Does anyone pay more than they have to?

Yes, we have many wonderful patrons who donate in addition to purchasing their ticket(s).  Your support enables The Growing Stage to develop methods that ensure our professional theatre for young audiences is economically accessible to all families. Our mission remains to nurture the development of the performing arts through education, and to create, produce, and perform works that engage the entire family. We can’t do that without the support of our patrons.


*Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.*