It's been a heck of a journey for the cast of Disney's The Lion King, Jr. - auditions were held in August, and for the past two months the cast has been practicing their lines, learning the songs (many in Swahili) and dances that make up this fast-paced, high energy show.
I've tried to avoid beating the "Lion King, Jr." drum too loudly here - if you didn't know the show was running, you're just not paying attention. But Saturday and Sunday wrap up the run for this show - the first production of it in the Tri-State area - so I wanted to throw in one last push.
I admit prejudice (as director), but the cast has done a terrific job, along with our costume team, set builders, tech crew and directing team. In his article about it, my pal Dave Lavender mentioned the "First Stage Army" of volunteers, and that's what it took to put this show together - it was a huge undertaking, and everyone stepped up and built an entertaining show!
I hope you get to see it - the final shows are Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm at the Renaissance Theatre at 900 8th Street in Huntington (and show up a little early - the crowds have been big)!