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Me....Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

  • Eisenhower Auditorium The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802 (map)

Dr. Jane Goodall’s animal-filled early life comes to the stage in a sparkling new musical. The Center for the the Performing Arts at Eisenhower Auditorium brings us “Me….Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall”, a production of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour.

Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. As they learned more and more on their expeditions, Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that.

In this brand new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this adaptation makes this very true story accessible for the young—and young at heart.

The show is based on the book Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell, adapted by Andy Mitton, Patrick McDonnell, and Aaron Posner, music and lyrics by Andy Mitton, choreographed by Christopher d’Amboise, and directed by Aaron Posner.

The show is most enjoyed by age 6 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket ( or phone 1-800-ARTS-TIX/814-863-0255). Limited complementary tickets may be available for patrons with sight-loss and an escort; phone Joi McKensie at at the CPA box office, 814-865-5011, to inquire.

Reservations are also necessary for the AD service; please contact the SLSG office ( or phone 814-238-0132) by January 27. Please arrive by 3:30 pm to obtain your equipment and to listen to valuable pre-show information.

Runtime for “Me…Jane” is approximately one hour.


“The idea of bringing Me…Jane to the stage is very exciting. I love the book and I am sure that the live action will inspire children of all ages to pursue their dreams and to realize if Jane did it, they can do it, too.”—Jane Goodall

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