Daytona State debuts children’s theater with ‘The Jungle Book’


In July, the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will bring to life tales from “The Jungle Book’’ by Rudyard Kipling.

130523_dt_community02Through mask, puppetry, dance, mime and music, audiences will be transported to mystical India and the tale of the young “man-cub,” Mowgli. Raised by animals that inhabit a mysterious jungle, Mowgli is befriended by some and pursued by others and is eventually forced to choose between the animal kingdom and the more “civilized” human world.

Free for students
Production dates for The Jungle Book are: July 17-19, 10 a.m.; July 20, 7 p.m.; July 21, 2:30 p.m. – all held in the Gillespy Theater in the News-Journal Center located at 221 N. Beach St.

Admission is free to children, Daytona State students and Volusia and Flagler County students, as well as Daytona State employees. Tickets are $5 for other adults.

Tickets are available two hours prior to each performance and during regular box office hours at the News-Journal Center Box Office; Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 386-226-1927.

Community health town hall planned
Dr. Bonnie J. Sorenson invites the public to join the discussion about ways to improve the health of our communities at one of two town hall meetings May 28 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave. DeLand and on May 30 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Drive in Daytona Beach.

At these town hall meetings, attendees will also learn about Volusia County’s health status, community health efforts underway and how to be involved going forward.

To register online and learn more about the events go to:



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