Y-Arts presents ‘Lion King Jr.’

Posted:  Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:45pm

The dedicated and talented actors and directors of the Y-Arts youth group performed “The Lion King Jr.” four times to audiences at the Lincoln Theater March 8-10.

The 242-seat theater was packed for three of the four shows. Sunday’s attendance was good but not packed due to the snow, ice and rain outside – and the 45-plus entertainers put on an hour-long-plus show full of drama, music, dancing and comedy. Once again, director and choreographer Emily Mirabile and her assistant and brother, Roosevelt Bishop, put together a great show.

Based on Disney’s popular and award-winning animated movie, “The Lion King,” the “Jr.” version has all the familiar characters, Rafiki, Mufasa, Sarabi, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala, Zazu and more, and popular songs, “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” and more.

Next up for the Y-Arts youth is Joel Biron’s new musical, “Lift Off,” about the history of flight. Performance dates will be May 31-June 2.