Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre Presents Disney's THE LION KING JR.

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre Presents Disney's THE LION KING JR. Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Disney's The Lion King, Jr. from July 6 through July 15. All performances will be held at the Administration Building Lecture Hall on the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

The African savannah comes to life on stage in Disney's inspiring, coming-of-age tale full of life's most important lessons. The familiar and family-friendly Disney story revolves around the life and adventures of Simba, a young lion, and his loving relationship with his father and leader of the pack, Mufasa. Conflict ensues when Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to take Mufasa's throne by luring him and Simba into a wildebeest stampede. However, when Simba escapes and his father is killed, he later returns as an adult to claim his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends. The Lion King, Jr. demonstrates the strength and bond of family. The story is told with care, includes fun and memorable songs and is a delight for people of all ages.

The Cockpit in Court cast of 39 actors will be directed by Liz Boyer Hunnicutt. The principal cast includes Evelyn Acerno as Young Simba; Ethan Holler as Simba; Zachary Byrd as Musafa; Dylan Morrison as Scar; Serenity Holmes as Rafiki; Amy Claudio as Young Nala; Bella Comotto as Timon; and Jacqueline Hicks as Pumbaa.

Tickets are $10 for all seats and are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) or online at TicketReturn.com. A group rate of $8 per ticket is available for parties of eight people or more.

The music and lyrics of The Lion King, Jr. are by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer. The book was written by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. This production is based on the Broadway show directed by Julie Taymor.

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 63,000 students enroll at the college's main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region's most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation's top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2018.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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