Lion King Jr. Plays Oxford Capitol Theatre
Ruth Collins of Oxford has become a theatre director/producer extraordinaire, especially in working with kids.
This weekend Ruth and the gang will open their 5th production at the Oxford Capitol Theatre and this may be the most ambitious to date, as Cumberland Performing Arts presents The Lion King Jr.
Adapted from the award winning Broadway production, Collins once again directs two separate companies allowing for 32 kids to take part. The players range from grade four to age 18.
They have spent the last three months in rehearsal and the acting, dancing, and singing are ready for prime time beginning Thursday when Company ‘A’ takes the stage at 7:00 o’clock. Company ‘B’ performs Friday at 7 pm. Then they offer two more presentations on Saturday with Company ‘A’ at 2 pm and the finale with Company ‘B’ at 7:00.
The attached photo shows the two company cast. The photo below is from a dress rehearsal for Show ‘B’ with Sarabi (Simba’s mom) - Addison Mitchell, Mufassa - Kaden Mattinson, Rafiki - Tanisha Burgess, Zazu - Isaiah Fortune.
Last chance for tickets at Headstrong Hair Salon in Oxford.
The production will hit the road to perform in Amherst at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre on June 7th and 8th. Tickets for those shows are available online Amherst FaceBook page, under events.
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