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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Interview #2 With the Cast of "The Lion King, Jr."

   Continuing our interviews with the cast of the First Stage Theatre's upcoming musical, Disney's The Lion King, Jr. - let's hear from the Eastone sisters!

   One (Sophie) plays the part of Zazu, the Lion King's Major Domo (who also happens to be a bird), and another (Natalie) who plays three different roles - a hyena, a wildebeest, and the grassland.

Q: What is "The Lion King" story about?

Sophie:  The Lion King is about a young lion growing up. He experienced sadness, happiness and goes on a big adventure!

Natalie: The Lion King is about letting go of the past and moving on to the future.

Q: Why did you want to be part of this show?

Natalie:  I wanted to be part of the show because the Lion King is a very exciting story! 

Sophie: I wanted to be part of the show because I loved the movie and wanted to be part of the musical!

Q: What's your favorite song or favorite part of the show?

Sophie: My favorite song is "Grasslands Chant." It's a fun, uplifting song.

Natalie: My favorite song is "He Lives in You" because it's really beautiful.

Q: If a kid out there is thinking about trying out for a show, what would you say to them?

Natalie: Go for it!

Sophie: Don't be nervous! Do your best - but "be prepared!"  :)

Q: Do you think people out there will enjoy this show (and why)?

Sophie: Yes - I think people will like it because they know the movie and they'll have fun seeing characters they've seen before. 

Natalie: Yes! Absolutely! It's not too long, and it's very eventful! 

   Thanks, Sophie and Natalie!

   Disney's Lion King, Jr. - First Stage Theatre Company presents the musical based on the Disney animated film and the Broadway show at the Renaissance Theatre at 900 8th Street in Huntington. Shows will be offered on Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children (12 and under) and senior citizens.

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