Calendar/Photo Advisory for November 7 &p; 8, 2015



DisneyÕs The Lion King KIDS will be performed by Rosarian Academy Lower School students on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, 2015. The musical is produced and directed by Robert Sherman, with musical direction by Gay Dedo, choreography by Jeanne Bennet, and costume assistance by alumnus Willi Linn (Class of 2001). Showcasing a cast of 50 first-through-fourth-grade future stars, The Lion King KIDS will take you on an epic African adventure that you wonÕt want to miss! 

ÒWe are thrilled to be the first school in South Florida to present the musical in the kids version,Ó said Mr. Sherman.

Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King KIDS tells the story of the adventures of a curious cub ned Simba (Jack Shepherd) as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters, including spunky lioness Nala (Natalie Acosta), charismatic meerkat Timon (Kaitlin Koch), and lovable warthog Pumbaa (Layna Steele). To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar (Nicholas Stewart). The Lion King KIDS features classic songs from the 1994 film such as ÒHakuna MatataÓ and the Academy Award¨-winning ÒCan You Feel the Love TonightÓ as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

The performances of DisneyÕs The Lion King KIDS is open to the public at the Rosarian Academy theater on November 7, 2015, at 4:00 pm and November 8, 2015, at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at 

This is the first time the Lower School will offer two performances. In addition, this is the first time since 2011 that first-grade students have been included in the school play. Implemented at the beginning of this school year, students now take dra classes starting in kindergarten.