The Lion King
Highlands Elementary School has the wonderful opportunity to perform The Lion King Kids Musical this year. Ms. McDonnell, the music teacher, and Mr. Scott, 2nd grade teacher, held auditions for the musical in December. Students in grades 2-5 had the opportunity to audition for lead roles, chorus members, and a drum ensemble that will accompany the singers on each song. Students auditioning for lead roles had to prepare a short monologue and sing a Disney song, chorus members prepared a Disney song, while students auditioning for the Drum Ensemble prepared a short rhythmic piece to play.
We had an exciting number of students sign up to audition for the show! We have an amazing cast of students who can’t wait to start rehearsing! We have two Rafikis who will be played by Heaven Rollins and Sophia Hughes, Mufasa will be played by Ben Nourie, Jacob Juniel as Young Simba, Brandon Bernard as Simba, Seimaj Jabali as Young Nala, Joi Church as Nala, Fallon Ireland as Zazu, Tashauna Chambers as Scar, M’Kayla Cooper as Banzai, Jaimelis Ayala as Shenzi, Elijah Tackett as Ed, Autumn Williams as Timon, and Zyaja Jackson as Pumba.
We also have an amazing group of students on the Set Design Team working with Mr. Bonacore, the art teacher, to create a wonderful set, props, and costumes for our performers. We will also have a stage crew to help with the set and lights for the performance as well as ushers to welcome guests at the performances. The students will be rehearsing on Tuesdays and Thursdays to put this program together to have a wonderful performance in the Spring.
Spring Performance dates - May 16th & 17th at 6:30pm.