"Jungle Book The Musical has many messages for audiences, both young and young at heart," he said. "The show teaches us to face our fears and reminds us to try and lead a fun and happy life."
The main challenge, according to Krispin, is the show's eclectic music. "There are some grungy rock numbers, a beautiful lullaby, kooky vaudeville songs and some cheeky salsas," he said. "The cast have learnt their harmonies well and our newcomers are excited to sing in their first lead roles. This is not the beloved Sherman Brothers Disney soundtrack but it is full of character and fun."
"Laughing Horse Productions always seem to present delightful musicals, from operettas to the golden age and beyond," he said. "Working on a new and modern setting of a well-loved story was an exciting opportunity. I also play the role of Colonel Hathi, who is a bit past his prime but a well-meaning if not slightly preposterous pachyderm."
"The monkey is part of a group and very cheeky while the elephant is second-in-charge during a march. Playing three different animals is a challenge because I have to remember how to be each one as we sing, dance and act."