North Texas Performing Arts and Plano Children’s Theatre present “The Lion King Jr.” for two weekends in February.
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.
February 2-4 at the Courtyard Theater in the Downtown Plano Arts District
Friday, February 2 at 7:15 pm
Saturday, February 3 at 2:15 pm and 7:15 pm
Sunday, February 4 at 2:15 pm
February 8-10 at the Willow Bend Center for the Arts at The Shops at Willow Bend
Thursday, February 8 at 7:15 pm
Friday, February 9 at 7:15 pm
Saturday, February 10 at 2:15 pm and 7:15 pm
Performed by grades 1-8. Tickets $12 – $15 and $20 for front row. Get details on the NTPA website.