Hakuna Matata!  

The Lion King Jr. was a single-act production, presented by 30 talented students from 10 different Grand Rapids area schools.  The show was wildly popular and sold out two shows and almost a third at the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  

The cast of The Lion King Jr. in the Meijer Theater.   Photograph by the People Picture Company.

The cast of The Lion King Jr. in the Meijer Theater.   Photograph by the People Picture Company.

 

The Lion King Jr. tells the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires.

When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.

 

 

 

Cast List  

Disney's "The Lion King Jr." Is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre Internationa (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
See more at the MTI web site