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A Roaring Success “The Lion King Jr”

THE LION KING JR MUSICAL LaVilla School of the Arts Drama Department Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom dualcritics@comcast.net presented Disney’s “” for a three-day run during November 19 – 21, 2015 at the school in Jacksonville, Florida. The Lion King roared as a cast of twenty-eight students and one adult non-student appeared on stage in an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical created especially for middle school students. LaVilla’s production played to an almost full-capacity audience on the Saturday afternoon when we saw the play. The Broadway version debuted in 1997 and was based on Disney’s earlier animated film …

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