“We wanted to offer our younger performers the opportunity to be a part of shows that traditionally are done with all adult actors,” said Lay. “It allows young actors the chance to explore often-times deeper, more challenging work than they would if they were cast in only age-appropriate roles.”
The African savannah comes to life in “The Lion King Jr.” with the story of precocious lion cub Simba, who spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa. But when a tragedy (orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar) takes his father’s life, Simba flees the pride lands, leaving the life he knew behind. The young prince then discovers a new carefree life with two hilarious grub-eating friends. But eventually the adult Simba must return to challenge Scar to end his tyranny and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful Lion King.
“The Lion King Jr.” will run July 28-30 at the Bama Theatre. For reserved-seat tickets, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800 for more information. The box office will open one hour prior to each show time.
If You Go:
Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 30, 2:00 p.m.