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The Lion King

Exuberantly and professionally performed by Sanford Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, December 4 and 5, 2015.

The Lion King

Starring Sanford Student Actors & Technicians

Director: Jeffry Lusiak
Production Manager: Jeff Wells
Musical Direction: Anita Ruth
Choreography: Trudy Monette

The Lion King is an exciting stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney animated film. It's the story of Simba, the lion prince, and his life in the African Pride Lands. When he is driven into exile by a tragedy, he meets some new friends and grows up in the jungle. As an adult, he's called back to his home to save his suffering kingdom.

On December 4 and 5, 2015, nearly 60 6th, 7th and 8th grade student actors and technicians participated in the Lion King, Jr. at Sanford Middle School. The students wowed a packed house for each of their three performances, bringing the African savannah to life on stage. As one teacher said, “This performance had SOUL.” We couldn’t agree more, and can't wait to do it all over again next year!

Cast

Rafiki ............................... Rayna Acha

Young Simba .................... Lamont Hill III

Simba .............................. Alas Douglas

Young Nala ...................... Guille Bastian McClain

Nala ................................. Shahad Geer

Mufasa ............................. Cass Carl

Scar ................................. Jack Holloway

Zazu ................................ Lila Allgood

Sarabi ............................. Camila Pedroza-Garcia

Sarifina ............................ Irena Wilson

Banzi ............................... Ethan Mason

Shenzi .............................. Joy Grandberry

Ed ................................... Joshua Hoffman

Timon ............................. Semele Zewde

Pumba ............................ Joy Meyers

Ensemble

Rahma Ahmed, Abe Albright, Margaret Anderson, Ilyas Bouzouina, Annika Brown, Haley Carlsen, Zora Cavell, Shayla Courteau, Hailey Davis, Josie Ferguson, Jamal Geer, Nikolette Graffunder, Aila Haku, Nawal Hassan, Isra Hirsi, Jacob Hoekstra, Nina Huseby, Willie Jordan, Santino Jubera, Chanyanuch Kantharak, Elle Kelbrants, Elliot Kennedy, Amelia Kroesch, Indran Kutty, Lillian Lamb, Olivia Lee, Claire Lind, Mya Lynch, Emily May, Emily Merryman, Ellie McDonald, Ahmar Mohamed, Emmanuel Nunez Dominguez, Cecilia O’Connor, Rachel Olivarez, Ella Parish, Mack Pearson-Muggli, Madison Pohl, Sylvie Rainville, Lamown Saul, Cate Smart, Carl Swanson, Michael Zeibot