South Stokes High School Theatre will present Disney’s The Lion King Jr. on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. and twice on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Admission will be available at the door and is $8 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds will benefit future SSHS Theatre productions.
Disney’s The Lion King Jr. is a 60-minute musical, based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The musical 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 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.
SSHS students performing and working backstage with tech for this production include more than 60 students: Abby Quesenberry, PJ Samuels, Jada Moore, Lee Johnson, Stacy Barnes, Sam Anderson, Ayanna Greenway, Ethan Mitchell, A.J. Bonner, Kimberly Boles, Yaretzy Segura, Sierra Anderson, Oli Reid, Carmen Flinchum, Tyler Doby, Tyler Pomikala, Evan Farmer, Ethan Honeycutt, Alijah Wood, Amber Tucker, Raymond Roberts, Brandon Powell, Kolton Sanders, Sloan Mounce, Karmyn Rodriguez, Ashley Clayton, Sheyanne Dalton, Destiny Fuchs, Kayla Johnson, Natasha Simmons, Abby Brooks, Molly Crouse, Lillian Euler, Abby Fulp, Kristen Lambert, Taylor Landreth, Grace Mabe, Kristina Mabe, Emma Myers, Savannah Nelson, Jasmine Shinault, Katie Tilley, Makayla Worrell, Madison Clifton, Ariel Haynes, Cassidy Knight, Trinity Collins, Caydans Sorrell, Brett Washburn, JC Barnes, Ian Harris, CK Martin, Parker Bullins, Dawson Williams, Jalen Fulp, Travis Bingman, Isaac Brown, Cassie Pennington, Morgan Plott, Devan Wojciechowski, Brittany Ashcraft, Fisher Elliott, Shawn Campbell, and John Williams.
Play director and SSHS theatre teacher, Christina Holland said, “We have a large cast of talented young people performing this Disney classic. We hope the community will come to South Stokes and enjoy this production with their children and grandchildren.”
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