The African savannah comes to life in Disney’s The Lion King JR., playing in the VPAC Theatre on Episcopal School of Baton Rouge’s campus. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film.
Paige Gagliano, Director leads the cast of 130 3rd-8th grade students with Tricia Delony as Music Director. The Lion King Jr. Performance Dates: Saturday, November 14 | 2:00 pm preview performance $6 Sunday, November 15 | 2:00 pm Monday November 16 | 6:30 pm Wednesday November 18 | 9:30 am Thursday, November 19 | 6:30 pm
The Lion King JR. 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 the wise Rafiki, spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable 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 JR. 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.