Disney’s ‘The Lion King JR’ playing at the Ballard Middle School

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Disney’s “The Lion King JR” is playing at Ballard Middle School Auditorium on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The eighth-grade cast contains approximately 40 students from the Ballard Middle School choir.

“This is a fast-paced, fun musical that has something for everyone. The eighth-graders are a very talented group of actors and singers. It is a show that you won’t want to miss.”

The Lion King JR 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.