Nearly 50 Parkway Playhouse Junior students will take the stage when they present their production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. at 6:00pm on Friday July 17 and July 18 and a matinee performance on July 18 at 3:00 pm. Performances will be held at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets for the performances range from $5.50 to $11. All tickets are general admission with no reserved seating and will be available exclusively at the door.
Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. is based on the wildly successful Broadway musical The Lion King and the animated film classic of the same name. Set in Africa, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. is the coming-of-age story of Simba, a lion cub, who must come to terms with the tremendous responsibility of becoming King of the Pride Lands and dealing with his rival, Scar; his envious and malicious Uncle. Disney’s The Lion King Jr. features all the timeless songs by Elton John and Tim Rice from the Broadway Musical and film; such as: “The Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, and “Hakuna Mutata”.