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Arts & Entertainment - August 24, 2018

Shakespeare amid the vines of 'Tarzan'

The 'Tom Cruise of the stage' brings thoughtfulness to the Disney musical

by John Orr

Anybody who saw Jimmy Mason in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Palo Alto Players in 2016 or as the rock star turned washed-up fugitive in "Rock of Ages" in May, also at the Players, knows that he is exactly the rich slice of beefcake needed to star in the title role of the stage musical "Tarzan." The production is based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the 1999 animated adaptation.

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