Based on the 1994 Disney animated feature film of the same name and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Lion King Jr. is the story of Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands, a thriving and beautiful region in the African savanna. When Simba’s father Mufasa is killed by his uncle Scar, though, Simba is led to believe that his father’s death is his fault, and he is encouraged to run away forever. Scar seizes power and with his already unstable mind deteriorating, the Pride Lands experiences a darkness and desolation from which only Simba can save the animals of the kingdom. Featuring classic songs from the film such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” The Lion King Jr. is a story and a spectacle about identity, family, and responsibility that is enjoyed worldwide by people of all ages.

PERFORMANCES
November 11-14, 2021
Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main Street, Tomball
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REHEARSALS
Sept. 10-Nov. 6, 2021
Fridays: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Freedom Church, 8103 FM 1488, Magnolia

TECH WEEK
Nov. 8-Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (No conflicts allowed for Tech Week or Shows)

DIRECTING TEAM
Erica Gallegos, Director
Kristel Williams, Vocal Director
Jenny Moyado, Choreographer
Melody Ochterbeck, Intern

SHOW VERSE
But Christ lives in you. So you are alive because God has accepted you, even though your bodies must die because of your sins. Yet God raised Jesus to life! God’s Spirit now lives in you, and he will raise you to life by his Spirit. ~ Romans 8:10-11 CEV

CAST LIST

Simba – Calder McDonald
Young Simba – Elijah Barosh
Nala – Elianna Barosh
Young Nala – Kamryn Williams
Scar – Jacob Holland
Mufasa – Joshua Lachney
Rafiki – Isa Barosh
Timon – Mary-Jean Morrissette
Pumba – Brady Paffie
Zazu – Jacob Hale
Sarabi – Alexia Chidester
Banzai – Ethan Crenshaw
Shenzi – Gracie McDaniel
Ed – Marshal Hunt
Serafina – Sydney Paffie

Chanters:
Davison Huber
Calder McDonald
Josh Derksen

Lionesses:
Zoe Angelo
Alexia Chidester
Laura Cole
Beth Hale
Chloe Neal
Ashleigh McKinley
Nomi Mucha
Samantha Ottosen
Sydney Paffie
Abigail Unger
Ellison McDonald
Emily McDonald
Kyleigh Neal

Hyenas:
Anthony Adams
Emily Adams
Allison Anderson
Claire Anderson
Katie Anderson
Cash Barosh
Silas Barosh
Karly Beumer
Michaela Blackford
Joshua Brazzell
Lela Cortez
Hannah Derksen
Josh Derksen
Eli Gill
Carissa Holland
Luke Holland
Luke Housos
Brock Huber
Davison Huber
Jericho Martinez
Francesca Mastrangelo
Raleigh Mastrangelo
Caden McDonald
Arden McNally
Penelope Jane Morrow
Sadie Paffie
Sammi Paffie
Fletcher Robbins
Sawyer Robbins
Cheyenne Sailors
Landan Thompson
Stephen Vanderkaay
Alex Wardell

Grasslands:
Julia Brazzell
Chloe Dill
Anna Freeman
Aaliyah McDermott
Lyric McLaughlin
Emma Morrissette
Liberty Parks
Zoe Romanchuk
Sadie Seneca
Kaili Smyth
Ahna Tracey

Animal Chorus

Cheetah
– Hannah Lachney
Rhino – JT Wight
Baby Elephant – Jessy Hallford

Gazelles:
Becca Beumer
Delilah Hooton
Kyliana Thompson
Emily Unger

Zebras:
Sarah Housos
Elliana Martinez
Saharrah McGallion
Bianca Rocha
Bethany Slott
Raegan Slott

Impalas:
Sara Freeman
Ella Morrissette

Flying Birds:
Ashley Pawlak
Bekah Young
Leah Lachney
Josie Adams

Monkeys:
Mason Anderson
Juliana Annis
Josiah Barosh
Callie Gill
Madison Kakos
Priscilla Lachney
Michaiah McDermott
Allyson Sailors
Delanie Thomas

Leopards:
Jayda Hallford
Deborah Housos
Abigail Morrow

Baby Leopards:
Ella Freeman
Adria Martinez
Saylor Parks

White Birds:
Mia Adolph
Catherine Howes
Liana Hunt
Charis Lichnovsky
Eden Martinez
Anna Powell
Faith Thomas
Claire Tracey
Rylee Williams

Giraffes:
Emma Aston
Alexa Robbins

Snakes:
Laura Cole
Brooke Martinez
Kaylie Whatley

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Holland, Production Manager, at RachelHolland@nationalyouththeater.org