Arms Wide Open Presents "Lion King Jr."
Showing:May 5 - May 14, 2017
About the Show
The Circle Of Life continues… WELCOME to Arms Wide Open’s production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. featuring all of your favorite songs, incredible talent, beautiful choreographed numbers and even a special drummers, flyers and “sky dancers”.This show is for ALL ages and is directed by Christopher Rubio who has pulled out all the stops for our best production yet. Featuring the original songs from the 1994 film, including "Circle of Life", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Be Prepared" and "Hakuna Matata" The Lion King Jr. musical is a treat for audiences of all ages. Families young and old will celebrate in the majestic storytelling that transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colors, stunning costumes and enchanting music.
The Lion King Jr. Synopsis:
Based on the hit 1994 Walt Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King Jr. musical is set in the African Pridelands and tells the coming of age story of lion cub Simba. Introduced to the animal kingdom as the heir to Pride Rock by his father Mufasa, Simba's birth has unsettled his Uncle Scar who finds himself relegated down the line of succession, and he plots along with his hyenas to kill both Mufasa and Simba in order for him to become King.
As Simba grows up and begins to test the boundaries, Mufasa teaches him about the circle of life and their place within the ecosystem. Tricked by Scar, Simba watches helplessly as his father is killed in a stampede. He is persuaded that the accident is his fault, and to run away leaving his friends and family behind. As Scar becomes King of Pride Rock, Simba grows up in the jungle, but his past soon catches up with him and he's finally forced to face his destiny.
Funded in part by:
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture through Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation
Arms Wide Open is located at Arts In Motion Studio: (619) 579- 6197 / 237 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020 Please visit our website: awosd.org
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