DISNEY’S
LION KING, JR.

Music by ELTON JOHN and TIM RICE
Book by ROGER ALLERS and IRENE MECCHI
Based on the Broadway production directed by JULIE TAYMOR
Directed by GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

PERFORMANCES
Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm
Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 18 at 3:00 pm

VENUE INFORMATION
LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

TICKETS
Regular Admission | $22
Kids | $17
Early Bird Pre-Sale Discount Until May 12 | $17
Groups of 10 or More | $17 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.

RUN TIME
Run Time: 1 Hour

FEATURING
Auditions for this production are scheduled for May 6. Please register here.

G- RATED SHOW
Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.

CREATIVE TEAM
Director GREG WILLIAMS JR.
Choreographer DWIGHT BELL
Musical Director ALLISON BLUMENTHAL
Stage Manager CHRISTOPHER DANIEL
Costume Designer LAKETA CASTON-HOSEY
Assistant Director KRYSTAL BLATCHER
Scenic Designer GREG WILLIAMS JR.
Props Master MELANIE WILLIAMS
Production Manager HOPE LANDOR

CAST
Rafiki: Kennedi Davenport
Mufasa: Drelan Evans
Scar: Nicole Mann
Young Simba: Kooper Smith
Zazu: Jackson Dammers
Simba: Tay-Rafael Jackson
Young Nala: Jayla Rents
Nala: Le'Keldria Whitfield
Bonzai: Elijah Johnson
Shenzi: Natalie Creel
Ed: Jayla Alexander
Timon: Forest Raetzsch
Pumbaa: Nicholas Foreman
          
FEATURED DANCERS:  
Adaya Robertson
Alayna Henry
Alaysha Jor'dae Richard
Aniyah Mallard
Elisha Jenkins
Jalayisa Irnise Scott Whitfield
Jasmine Hebert
Kiersten Popillion
Kodie D. Brown
Nadia Hebert
Navaeh A. Robertson
Raymond Turner
Chandler Kaden Welch
Trinity Star Alexander
Tyler Thomas
Vanessa Williams

AFRICAN ORISHA CHOIR MEMBERS
Celeste Brown
Elisha Jenkins
Hannah Niya Dunn
Jarvis Stewart
Karson Johnson-Harris
Stephani George
Zion Johnson

ENSEMBLE
Alikea Johnson
Alivia Landry
Caleigh Frankin
Dakota Daniel
Dasia Mallard
Jameer Oliver
Marley Gauthier
Moria Gauthier
Najila McGee
Torian Lynn Smith

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Just another friendly reminder that all the #CoolKids have auditions today at 11am! Be there, don't be a square! #PolkadotsNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre #BeACoolKid #DontBeASquare

Is your cash flow more like a cash NO?
Then call us to reserve a spot at our Final Dress Rehearsal Preview & PAY WHAT YOU CAN (recommended $10 donation). Call 225-588-7576 to reserve your spot!
#SkeletonCrewNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre

Is your cash flow more like a cash NO? Then call us to reserve a spot at our Final Dress Rehearsal Preview & PAY WHAT YOU CAN (recommended $10 donation). Call 225-588-7576 to reserve your spot! #SkeletonCrewNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre

Just a friendly reminder that all the #CoolKids have auditions tomorrow (01/20/18) at 11am! Be there, don't be a square!
#PolkadotsNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre #BeACoolKid #DontBeASquare

Just a friendly reminder that all the #CoolKids have auditions tomorrow (01/20/18) at 11am! Be there, don't be a square! #PolkadotsNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre #BeACoolKid #DontBeASquare