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Photo gallery: Ringgold High School students stage 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical'

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tarzan, played by Zach Mendola, says goodbye to his gorilla mother Kala, played by Sarah Krempasky, in a scene during Ringgold High School's production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tarzan, played by Zach Mendola, says goodbye to his gorilla mother Kala, played by Sarah Krempasky, in a scene during Ringgold High School's production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tarzan, played by Zach Mendola, looks through a telescope as Jane, played by Tori Sevick, shows him things from England in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tarzan, played by Zach Mendola, looks through a telescope as Jane, played by Tori Sevick, shows him things from England in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ethan Frankfort as Professor Porter meets the gorillas for the first time in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ethan Frankfort as Professor Porter meets the gorillas for the first time in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - The gorillas wait to meet Jane in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>The gorillas wait to meet Jane in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ringgold High School senior Joey Scheiber and his mother, Denise Scheiber, both performed in the orchestra during the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ringgold High School senior Joey Scheiber and his mother, Denise Scheiber, both performed in the orchestra during the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Members of the orchestra perform during the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Members of the orchestra perform during the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Jane, played by Tori Sevick, talks to her father Professor Porter, played by Ethan Frankfort in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div> Jane, played by Tori Sevick, talks to her father Professor Porter, played by Ethan Frankfort in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Jane, played by Tori Sevick, sings as she is surrounded by exotic plants in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Jane, played by Tori Sevick, sings as she is surrounded by exotic plants in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tarzan's gorilla parents, John Ermlick as Kerchak and Sarah Krempasky as Kala, sing in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tarzan's gorilla parents, John Ermlick as Kerchak and Sarah Krempasky as Kala, sing in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Allison Martin dances across the stage as she plays the leopard that killed Tarzan's parents in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Allison Martin dances across the stage as she plays the leopard that killed Tarzan's parents in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Sarah Krempasky as Kala, Tarzan's gorilla mother, sings to the baby Tarzan in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Sarah Krempasky as Kala, Tarzan's gorilla mother, sings to the baby Tarzan in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference| The Valley Independent - Gabby and Chrisney Fronzaglio of Monongahela look over the program for the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference|  The Valley Independent</em></div>Gabby and Chrisney Fronzaglio of Monongahela look over the program for the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Tarzan's parents, played by Maggie Bocella and Neil Hancock sing to their son in the Ringgold High School production of Tarzan the Stage Musical, on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Tarzan's parents, played by Maggie Bocella and Neil Hancock sing to their son in the Ringgold High School production of Tarzan the Stage Musical, on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ben Hoffman, left, as young Tarzan, and Zach Mendola as adult Tarzan wait back stage before they go on in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical, on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ben Hoffman, left, as young Tarzan, and Zach Mendola as adult Tarzan wait back stage before they go on in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical, on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Some of the great apes practice their vocals before they go on stage in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Some of the great apes practice their vocals before they go on stage in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Musical Director Diane Ader talks to her cast backstage before they go on in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Musical Director Diane Ader talks to her cast backstage before they go on in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Jocelyn Stoffel, as one of the young apes, talks to her mother, Barbra Stoffel, backstage before the start of the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Jocelyn Stoffel, as one of the young apes, talks to her mother, Barbra Stoffel, backstage before the start of the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - As one of the mother apes, Abby Lewis smells the flowers she got from the gift table backstage before the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>As one of the mother apes, Abby Lewis smells the flowers she got from the gift table backstage before the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Clinton and Freda Wutherford of Carroll Township look over the program for the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Clinton and Freda Wutherford of Carroll Township look over the program for the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ben Hoffman sings as he plays young Tarzan in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>Ben Hoffman sings as he plays young Tarzan in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - Ringgold High School senior Cheyanne Swaney applies make-up on Sarah Krempasky as she gets ready to play Tarzan's gorilla mother Kala in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | The Valley Independent</em></div>Ringgold High School senior Cheyanne Swaney applies make-up on Sarah Krempasky as she gets ready to play Tarzan's gorilla mother Kala in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - John Ermlick as Tarzan's gorilla father Kerchak dies after getting shot in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014. His wife Kala, played by Sarah Krempasky,is holding him.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>John Ermlick as Tarzan's gorilla father Kerchak dies after getting shot in the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' on Saturday, March 8, 2014. His wife Kala, played by Sarah Krempasky,is holding him.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent - The cast of the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' is shown at the end of their performance on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent</em></div>The cast of the Ringgold High School production of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' is shown at the end of their performance on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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By The Valley Independent
Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Ringgold High School's auditorium was transformed into a colorful jungle this weekend for the spring musical “Tarzan: The Stage Musical.”

The cast comprised Ringgold High School, middle, and elementary students.

With the guidance of musical director Diane Ader, drama director Leslie Weinstien, and set designer Larry Johnson, the stage was turned into an African jungle. About 30 actors were transformed into gorillas with the help of Ringgold student and makeup artist Cheyanne Swaney and make-up artists from Douglas Education Center in Monessen under the direction of Alexandra “Lexie” Ley.

Ringgold teacher and costume designer Katie Johnston, along with volunteers, used over 500 donated T-shirts to create gorilla costumes.

The Ringgold High School orchestra, conducted by Dawn Mason, was joined by several adult musicians.

For more images from the performance, see the online photo gallery at triblive.com.

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