Disney's The Lion King KIDS is playing at Waldron Mercy Academy starting on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. for three nights through Saturday, March 18. The musical, performed by the lower school students, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The cast of students from second, third and fourth grade contains approximately 70 students led by Ms. Barbara Baldwin.
About the show, Baldwin says "WMA is proud and excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stars & Stripes Theatre. By engaging our second, third and fourth grade students in productions tailored to them, they are afforded an opportunity to take leading roles. These performances instill in them self-confidence, a sense of collaboration, and an appreciation for musical theatre."
The Lion King KIDS tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and lovable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King KIDS features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
A performance of Disney's The Lion King KIDS is open to the public at Waldron Mercy Academy, Dixon Gymnasium on Thursday, March 16, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.waldronmercy.org/tickets.
For more information about licensing The Lion King KIDS or other Disney shows, please visit www.DisneyMusicals.com
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