The sounds of singing and laughter have been filling the Lincoln Street Center this week as 23 campers work on learning the craft of theater, with the goal of putting together an entertaining production. The public is invited to see the results Friday, July 22, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St.

The camp is directed by Kim Murphy, joani mitchell and Carolyn Brown with help from young theater interns Nick Greer, Bekah Schade, Bridget Mellon, Isabelle Olson, Gideon Baeza and Abigail Hammond. This summer’s show is “Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS,” is a stage adaptation of Disney’s classic animated film based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling. The musical tells about the man-cub Mowgli (Sophie Ryan), who was raised by wolves.

Mowgli discovers that he is no longer welcome in the jungle, when Shere Khan (Anna Weber) vows to capture and do away with the man-cub. The panther Bagheera (role shared by Chloe Day Lynch and Bella Ward) tries to lead the unwilling Mowgli to the safety of the local Man-Village. Along the way, Mowgli meets many characters in the Jungle. Some friendly, such as Baloo the Bear (Griffin Carnell); and some who pretend to be friendly — Kaa the Snake (played by Bella Ward, Guinevere Haskins, Sophia Vigue, Rose Tohanczyn, Liam Day-Lynch and Eliza Fournier).

Humorous scenes include the marching elephants led by Colonel Hathi (Carson Appel) and Baby Elephant (Ula Durow); plus a captivating scene of dancing monkeys with the leader King Louie (Cooper McBride). The large cast plays a variety of roles including Jungle, Wolves, Elephants, Monkeys, Vultures and Shanti’s family (Geneva Alley, Emmett Appel, Camden Cantakos, Britta Denny, Norah Gallant, Kalen Hixson, Ethan Ratner, Ian Thostenson, Maddie Tohanczyn and the many aforementioned campers).

The show will be preceded by a sharing of talents including piano solos played by Anna Weber and Kalen Hixson; a guitar solo by Ethan Ratner; trumpet solos by Carson Appel and Griffin Carnell; and much more.

The summer theater camp sponsors include Plants Unlimited, The Green Thumb, Murphy Productions and Ordinary Rabbits. Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Murphy at 230-4079.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or