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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Interview #6 With the Cast of "Lion King, Jr."

   The First Stage Theatre production of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. returns to the stage this weekend for the final three public performances.

   While we’re waiting, we have more interviews with members of the cast! Today let’s hear from two of the ensemble: Sydney Barbour, who plays the part of a Zebra, and Thomas Miller, who plays a Hyena.

Q: What is The Lion King story about?

Sydney: It's about a Lion named Simba who gets lost, finds friends, and grows up in the woods. He defeats his uncle and becomes king!

Thomas: It’s about a young prince who thinks he killed his father. Simba leaves his home and his uncle takes over the prideland.

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

Thomas: I wanted to be a part of this show because I was in Aladdin and enjoyed it a lot so I decided to try out for The Lion King.

Sydney: Because I love acting and being with First Stage

Q: What's your favorite song?

Sydney: “Shadowland.”

Thomas: I just love the song "Be Prepared."

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

Thomas: I would tell them that they should do it.  You make new friends and make life better.

Sydney: It's really fun and they would have a good time. You really learn a lot!

Q: Do you think people out there will enjoy this show?

Sydney: Yes, because there are good songs and the set is good!

Thomas: Yes, I feel like they would enjoy this show. It’s just really funny.

   Thanks, Sydney and Thomas!

  First Stage Theatre Company presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr., a 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 Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children (12 and under) and senior citizens.

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