Youth Academy Production: Lion King Jr
September 28 – December 8, 2019
September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30am-1:30pm
November 2, 9, 16; 9:30am-4:00pm
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday November 23; 9:30am-7:00pm;
Sunday, December 1; 12:00-7:00pm;
Monday-Thursday December 2-5; 4:45-8:45pm (Note: Wednesday rehearsal begins at 4:00pm)
Dec 6 & 7 at 7:00pm
Dec 7 and 8 at 2:30pm
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King Jr is the story of an adventurous and energetic lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his father, Mufasa. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew. Eventually, companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Timon and Pumbaa, Simba starts anew. When a desperate plea from Nala about the the now ravaged Pride Lands reaches Simba, he must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the creatives at Disney, The Lion King Jr. is a beautiful story of love and redemption.
This production requires an audition.
Youth Academy productions provide students with a professional production experience designed to increase performance and rehearsal skills while building confidence, empathy, and the ability to work as an ensemble. Professional designers and staff create production values such as sets, lighting, and costumes and experienced directors and choreographers lead each show.