JPAS Theatre Kids! Production of Disney’s The Lion King JR
Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John
Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, and Jay Rifkin
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor
Synopsis: A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. 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 behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.
November 17 – 19
Westwego Performing Arts Theatre
177 Sala Avenue • Westwego, LA
Tickets start at $15.00
About JPAS Theater Kids!
The JPAS Theatre Kids! program gives children year-round opportunities to participate in theatre, experience the process of putting on a show, as well as learning basic acting techniques and skills. Enrollment is by auditions which are held prior to each show. Theatre Kids! activities give young people a chance to have fun with theatre, creating a lifelong love of the arts. JPAS Theatre Kids! proudly presents 2 musicals per season performed by an all kid cast. Theatre Kids! welcomes children 7-17 years old who want to learn more about theatre and dramatic arts. For more details on this program, contact Lynne Bordelon at 504-885-2000 x 213 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.