A swinging musical is beating the drum of family fun during the upcoming July school holidays. With music and lyrics by Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, Tarzan is based on the 1999 Disney film and staged by Laughing Horse Productions at the Koorliny Arts Centre. Tarzan is raised by gorillas in West Africa and falls in love with young English naturalist Jane – unaware the people with her are planning to capture the gorillas and exploit them back in the UK. Both the musical, which opened on Broadway in 2006 and ran for 486 performances, and film use the 1912 story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs as their source material. Tarzan plays at 7.30pm July 8, 9, 15 and 16 with 2pm matinees July 9 and 16. Tickets are $25, $23 concession and $18 children – book at www.koorliny.com.au or call 9467 7118.