‘Lion King Jr.’ a roaring success for cast, directors
There are times when I’m out covering events for this newspaper, and I’m watching the clock, hoping I can head home soon. That definitely was not the case Sunday afternoon when I took in one of the Chase County Schools’ productions of “Lion King Jr.” What a joy it was. I really didn’t want it to end.
The colorful backdrop and beautiful costumes that were made locally with the help of nearly 50 volunteers were nothing but eye-catching. The hyenas were dark characters, but still had a few funny lines. And how do you depict grass? The directors and students made it real.
The students were cast perfectly for their roles, whether being a lead character or in a supporting role that, in this production, had as much of the spotlight as those who had more speaking parts.
Beautiful voices, well-spoken lines, great choreography and humor were all packaged into this musical. Stealing the show was the duo Pumbaa and Timon, the carefree warthog and meerkat, who became Simba’s newfound friends after he leaves the Pridelands. Talk about perfect casting!
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