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Hakuna Matata!

lk-coming-soon-logoNBYT invites you to “Feel the Love” and have “no worries” for our summer musical this year!

The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, and other favorites in The Lion King Jr, Disney’s stage adaptation for young performers based on its own film and Broadway hit. Join as Simba journeys away from Pride Rock and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. In addition to the lead roles, an ensemble will create the animals and landscape of the African pridelands, deserts, and jungles!

Registration is open to children and teens, ages 7 to 14, from any town, and space is limited. (Upper age restrictions are required by Disney Theatricals.) Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 3 through July 28 (except July 4). Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children who register will be cast in the show, but auditions will be scheduled in June to place actors in roles. Over the course of the program, the cast will rehearse the performance—including music and choreography—and will also help to make some of the props and costumes to be used in the show. Rehearsals and performances will be held at Holmes Elementary School at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain (off Hartford Road (Route71) near West Farms Mall)). Performances will be held on July 28, 29 and 30.

The cost per child is $400 dollar, and participation includes a free show shirt and two tickets to any performance. Pre-registration and a deposit in the amount of $100 may be made through PayPal (using a PayPal account of any credit card) by clicking on the link below.Pay Now button

Although the full program is limited to ages 7 through 14, the theater offers an opportunity for a limited number of children ages 5 and 6 to join the program during the final week and be part of the cast. As with the full program, all children who register will perform in the show. Cost for this one-week program is $100.

For more more program details and registration forms to download and print, visit the Summer Program page of the NBYT website or call 860-515-8115.

Also coming this summer is “Summer Shorts”—four one-week programs for ages 5 through 14 for those who aren’t able to be with us for four weeks, or those who’d like a short introduction to creating theater! More details coming very soon!

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