Music and Lyrics by
Elton John & Tim Rice
Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics and “Luau Hawaiian Treat” written by Will Van Dyke
“It’s a Small World” written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your your school. The African savanna 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, Disney’s The Lion King Experience JR.
OUR SMPAC youth director: John Christensen is an English and Theatre teacher at Milwaukee Academy of Science. He has been a volunteer and member at the Racine Theatre Guild for 14 years and has loved his time working both on stage and back stage in theatres and high schools all over Southeastern Wisconsin. John has been a part of 60 different productions filling in roles as a technical director, musical director, assistant director, student mentor, lighting technician, accompanist, and (most often) actor. He is excited to work at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center for the first time as the Summer Youth Theatre Director, Seniors Production.
Open enrollment April 30-May 17*** ($89 residents/$99 non, includes cast t-shirt)
Ages12-18 prior to July 1
Auditions & Mandatory Parent Meeting May 21, 5-8 pm.
Alternative Audition is Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 pm. Make note on form under conflicts if you plan to attend. Otherwise everyone is expected on May 21.
Cast List posted here June 3
Rehearsals start June 24, Schedule (subject to change).
Enrollment form posted here April 10
Shows Aug. 2-3 (7pm) and Aug. 4 (2pm).
General admission tickets go on sale June 27 ($10 adults, $5 student)
***Enrollment limited to the first 50 students.
Disney’s The Lion King JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com. Any video recording made of this performance is authorized for personal, at-home, non-commercial use only. The sale or distribution of such recording is strictly prohibited under federal copyright law.
SMPAC Summer South Milwaukee Youth Theatre (SMYT) creates a safe, respectful and collaborative environment. Students learn values and life skills of teamwork, confidence, honesty, kindness, perseverance and responsibility through the production of high-quality performances. SMYT is an introductory program for kids to try out theatre and have fun.
SMYT is designed for students aged 6-18. Limited open enrollment begins each spring. Registration is required along with payment prior to May auditions. All participants audition and receive a part along with professional instruction. Rehearsals are held in our theatre for 5-6 weeks prior to the July public performance. Stay connected! Sign up for e-mail calendars below or follow us on facebook.