Lafayette Theatre Academy and Young Singers of West Georgia's Musical Performance Camp: Disney's Lion King, Jr.

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Dates:
June 5-17, 2017 (weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Location: LSPA at 214 Bull Street in downtown LaGrange, GA
Performance Date(s): June 16th and 17th, held at LSPA's Black Box Theatre
Ages: Rising 3rd grade – 8th grade
Tuition: $300/child
Principle Role Auditions: May 22nd or 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm
Auditions will be held in the LSPA Black Box Theatre
***All camp participants will get a part in the final production

Music and Lyrics By Tim Rice and Elton John
Additional Music and lyrics By Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, & Jay Rifkin
Book By Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor


Camp Description: 

Explore the world of musical theatre and make new friends who share the love of being on stage at Lafayette Theatre Academy’s annual performance camp.  Led by director and theatre instructor, Valerie Longshore-Sargent with musical instruction provided by Stacey Hardigree, artistic director of the Young Singers of West Georgia, this camp promises to provide an all inclusive performing arts experience.

Students will work with an experienced creative team to rehearse and present a musical theatre production. Together we’ll prepare a fantastic musical performance, design costumes, and help build sets. No experience necessary! All that is required is curiosity and the desire to have fun in a creative environment. The process allows young artists with a wide range of skills and talents to explore their own interests and imaginations while working collectively as a group for a common goal.

After 2 weeks of working together, campers will perform a musical for their family, friends, and the Troup County community. For further information, please call 706-882-9909.

Performance Description: 

Rafiki gathers the animals of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. The king's jealous brother, Scar, skips the ceremony and develops a plan to win back the throne.

When Mufasa is trampled by a herd a wiLCDbeasts, Scar blames Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return. As Sarabi, Nala, Rafiki and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Simba, Scar assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets Timon and Pumbaa, who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home.

Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, Nala decides to leave and seek help. To her delight, she finds Simba alive in the jungle. Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father. With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands and confronts his uncle. With peace restored in the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king and the circle of life continues.

Call the LSPA main office at 706.882.9909 for more details.

214 Bull Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
706.882.9909
amcdow@lsparts.org

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