Disney's 'The Lion King Jr.' 

Handful Productions is extremely proud and excited to present Disney's 'The Lion King Jr.' in March 2020.  We have assembled a very talented team of young performers, adult theatre professionals and youth apprentices to put together a stunning theatrical experience for audiences of all ages.  We truly love the story and characters of 'The Lion King', and believe it to possess some of the most beautiful music ever written for cinema and stage.

Between the enduring and familiar pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice and the stirring African music compositions by Lebo M, this show soars musically.  Visually inspired by the groundbreaking work of Julie Taymor, our production will feature stunning costumes and inventive scenery.

Our production will feature expertly taught African dance and acting performances you would not expect to see in a "Jr" production.  That is because we firmly believe that children and teens are capable of great things when properly guided.  We look forward to sharing the fruits of our efforts with you in March 2020!

-- Team LKJ

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Venue:  Performance Plus Studios, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT

Dates/Times: March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

March 21st, 2020  2:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) & 7:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

March 22nd, 2020 2:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

ADDED SHOW: Sunday, March 22nd 6:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $15 (general admission) plus fees

Note:  Tickets now on sale at www.fusetheatrect.org

CAST

SIMBA...........................Khalil Antoine

YOUNG SIMBA................Ryan Bellamy (Sat Mat/Sat Eve)

.....................................Jordan Lewis (Fri Eve / Sun Mat)

NALA.............................Sylvia Sonenstein

YOUNG NALA..................Mollie Germain (Fri Even/Sun Mat)

.....................................Sage Cobb (Sat Mat/Sat Eve)

MUFASA.........................Gianni Sommo

SCAR.............................Kenny Pelphrey

RAFIKI...........................Tabitha Montanez

ZAZU.............................Dyllan Siegmund

TIMON...........................Jayden Davis

PUMBAA........................Denise Wray

SHENZI..........................Isabelle Meachen

BANZAI..........................Maddox Wesh

ED.................................Brician Belizaire

SARABI..........................Bianca Tynes

SARAFINA......................Gabriella Coffin

HYENAS.........................Emily Bassett, Joshua LaFogg, Kassiani

.....................................Nicolakis, Lachlan Sheehan-Samuel

LIONESSES....................Gabriella Belizaire, Maya Coffin, Kyleigh

.....................................Gala, Kendall Blair

FLORA & FAUNA.............Jackson Berry, Margarita Buren, Malaina .....................................Montanez, Micah Thomas, Margarita Buren

PRODUCTION TEAM

Executive Producer..................... Susan Larkin

Director/Assoc. Producer..............Lara Morton

Musical Director............ Lydia Iarocci

Choreography...........Briana Dawson

Fight Choreography....... Chris Pytlak

Set Design/Scenic Artistry..... April Chateauneuf

Asst. Direction............ Susan Larkin

Asst. Musical Direction....... Susan Larkin

Production Stage Manager....... Briana Dawson

Assistant Stage Manager..... Sandy Morton

Lighting Design...... TBD (please inquire fusetheatrect@gmail.com)

Sound Design...... Richard Ives

Costume Design...... Patricia Burkhart O'Neill & Jake Egan

Costume Coordination..... Polly Schumann, Chayse Sanders

Stage Crew....... Dana Wray, Keona Gomes, TBD (please inquire fusetheatrect@gmail.com)

House Management...... Performance Plus Studios

Set Construction.... TBD (please inquire fusetheatrect@gmail.com)

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As it is our sincere wish to ensure that all talented youth have an opportunity to perform in our productions, we have have partnered with FUSE Theatre of CT to sponsor and crowd-fund for scholarships.  www.fusetheatrect.org

Disney's 'The Lion King Jr.' is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

© 2019 by Handful Productions All Rights Reserved

HANDFUL PRODUCTIONS NEWS

We have been working extremely hard, together with our friends at FUSE Theatre of CT, to bring 'The Lion King Jr.' to life despite COVID-19 related setbacks.  Our cast deserves closure, and they will soon receive it with our family dvd recording!  Make a donation here to support our efforts, see the show, and help us #finishwhatwestarted!

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HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PROGRAM AUDITIONS
Acting instructor Lara Morton has had an extremely strong success rate helping her students achieve their acting goals in the past few months.  Out of two students who pursued her help for admission auditions, one was accepted to their top college choice, and the other secured the single available spot at an arts conservatory high school. That's a 100% success rate!  
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Students with professional representation are regularly getting callbacks and additional auditions after just an hour or two of coaching with Ms. Morton. Zoom is proving very effective for audition prep (including television/film self-tapes and voiceover work), and we can also help you strengthen general or specific acting skills this way.  Contact us today to discuss your goals and we will forge a plan together to help you achieve your greatest dreams.
 
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Production postponed 

Dates TBA