Young Actors' Theatre Announces Disney's THE LION KING, JR.

Young Actors' Theatre Announces Disney's THE LION KING, JR.

Young Actors' Theatre is pleased to announce their next production for the 2017 - 2018 season. YAT's Spring production season will kick off with the classic tale Disney's The Lion King, Jr. for junior actors in grades 2nd-9th. Joining Director Kim Hendrix-Racine on the artistic team are Jerrica Stone (Music Director), Wilfred Paloma (Choreographer), Astrid Pett (Stage Manager), and Luis Sherlinee (Assistant Stage Manager).

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, YAT will produce this one-of-a-kind musical. The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Nala, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Featuring a cast of 48, the show includes favorite songs "Circle of Life", "Hakuna Matata", and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight".

"I am so excited to be directing my first show here at YAT," said Director Kim Hendrix-Racine. "This is such a unique and special show that is different than anything that has been done at this theater. I am inspired by the wonderful music to create something very special. Our cast is amazing and working so hard. I am pushing them to perform beyond what they have ever done before. I am expecting a lot from these young performers and they are rising to the occasion."

Performance dates are scheduled for May 10 - May 20 and will be presented at ENCORE! Theatre located in Spring Valley, CA. Ticket prices are $15.00 and are available at www.yatsandiego.org. Discounted tickets are available through cast members.

THE LION KING, JR by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi, Music & Lyrics by Tim Rice & Elton John, Additional Music & Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Kebo M, Mark Mancina, & Jay Rifkin.

About Young Actors' Theatre

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Spring Valley, California, Young Actors' Theatre is a non-profit organization providing life-changing theatrical experiences and training to young people of all ages in a positive and supportive environment. Lead by Jean Isaac, Young Actors' Theatre offers year-round classes and productions for children ages 2nd grade through College, and its educational outreach initiatives bring drama workshops, residencies and teacher training to schools and community groups throughout San Diego. Young Actors' Theatre has received numerous honors including the Playbill "Billy", San Diego Bravo award and a variety of National Youth Theatre Arts Awards.

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