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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

‘Jungle Book’ is lush yet temperate

Two years ago, Mary Zimmerman entranced Huntington Theatre Company audiences with her production of “Candide,’’ the musical tale of a wide-eyed young adventurer who discovers that the world is a merciless jungle.

Now this talented adaptor-director is back at the Huntington with another musical tale of a wide-eyed young adventurer, this time a lad for whom a jungle is the world: Mowgli, the “man-cub’’ at the center of “The Jungle Book.’’

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