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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Happy Father's Day to all of our mighty Kings!

3pm today is your last chance to catch "The Lion King, Jr.", why not bring Dad?
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Happy Father's Day to all of our mighty Kings! 3pm today is your last chance to catch "The Lion King, Jr.", why not bring Dad? #LionKingNVT

Happy opening night to the cast and crew of Disney's The Lion King Jr.! Make sure you get your tickets at nvtarts.org!

Happy opening night to the cast and crew of Disney's The Lion King Jr.! Make sure you get your tickets at nvtarts.org!

We have one show opening this Friday & another already rehearsing! We are staying busy to keep your appetite for theatre full!
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We have one show opening this Friday & another already rehearsing! We are staying busy to keep your appetite for theatre full! #FiveGuysNVT

We want to take a moment to wish our Artistic Director, Greg Williams, Jr., a very happy birthday!
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We want to take a moment to wish our Artistic Director, Greg Williams, Jr., a very happy birthday! #WeLoveNVT #WeLoveGreg #HappyBirthday

We open in ONE WEEK!
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We open in ONE WEEK! If you haven't gotten your tickets, do it NOW! Get them here: http://bit.ly/2qSvo9C #LionKingNVT #HakunaMatata

Wow! These guys are not making it easy for us at our "Five Guys Named Moe" call backs tonight! Baton Rouge, you're SO talented! Photo by @fp_foto 
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Wow! These guys are not making it easy for us at our "Five Guys Named Moe" call backs tonight! Baton Rouge, you're SO talented! Photo by @fp_foto #FiveGuysNVT

Just a reminder that auditions are THIS WEEKEND! Haven't signed up? Then just click the link below:
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Just a reminder that auditions are THIS WEEKEND! Haven't signed up? Then just click the link below: http://bit.ly/2khq1dZ #FiveGuysNVT

Thank you for your contributions to theater, Mr. Samuel G. Roberson Jr. , an actor, director, teacher and artistic director of Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company. Our condolences to all those dear to him.
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Thank you for your contributions to theater, Mr. Samuel G. Roberson Jr. , an actor, director, teacher and artistic director of Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company. Our condolences to all those dear to him. http://bit.ly/2rhERrf

Summer Sessions start next weekend! We have classes available for ages 7 & up (18+)! Sign up today: http://bit.ly/2rNl0wS

Summer Sessions start next weekend! We have classes available for ages 7 & up (18+)! Sign up today: http://bit.ly/2rNl0wS

When your friends ask you to try "that new place"...
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When your friends ask you to try "that new place"... #WhatsForLunch #NoGrubs #LionKingNVT

Auditions are next weeked! Come show us how much MOE you got!
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Auditions are next weeked! Come show us how much MOE you got! #FiveGuys #Auditions #WeLoveNVT

Don't forget to get your tickets! A warning, you may want to get out of the way when Pumbaa hears the word "snacks"! Ha!
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Don't forget to get your tickets! A warning, you may want to get out of the way when Pumbaa hears the word "snacks"! Ha! #LionKingNVT

Tomorrow (May 19th) is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets for only $17! Don't miss out!
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Tomorrow (May 19th) is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets for only $17! Don't miss out! Get them here: http://bit.ly/2qSvo9C #LionKingNVT #WeLoveNVT

We are just beginning & we are so proud of our cast! We can't wait to unleash our WILD KINGDOM! www.nvtarts.org #LionKingNVT

We are just beginning & we are so proud of our cast! We can't wait to unleash our WILD KINGDOM! www.nvtarts.org #LionKingNVT

That look you give when they ask if you can work late...
#SorryNotSorry #LionKingNVT #WeLoveNVT 📸: Dashaun Young as Simba | by Joan Marcus

That look you give when they ask if you can work late... #SorryNotSorry #LionKingNVT #WeLoveNVT 📸: Dashaun Young as Simba | by Joan Marcus

Let's give a mighty ROAR to all of our Lion Queens!
Happy Mother's Day! 
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Let's give a mighty ROAR to all of our Lion Queens! Happy Mother's Day! #LionKingNVT #ROAR #WeLoveNVT

Congratulations to Michelle Dunbar winning 2 tickets to the Lion King Jr. for her #SharetheLoveNVT #WeLoveNVT post!
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Congratulations to Michelle Dunbar winning 2 tickets to the Lion King Jr. for her #SharetheLoveNVT #WeLoveNVT post! #LionKingNVT