Treat dad and the family to Disney’s The Lion King Jr. over the Father's Day weekend.
The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film.
The Theatre Cambrian cast is made up from 37 youth and led by director Jeff Burton.
"We are very excited to bring this musical to Greater Sudbury and to provide youth with opportunities to learn and grow on our stage,” said Theatre Cambrian president Derek Young, in a press release.
"I am proud of the hard the work the cast, their parents and the production team are putting into this production to ensure Theatre Cambrian has a bright future leading into our 35th anniversary season next year."
The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king.
Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.
To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar.
The Lion King Jr. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
Performances run at Laurentian University's Fraser Auditorium at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. June 14-16.
Admission is $10 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. They can be purchased online at www.theatrecambrian.ca, by phone at 705-524-7317 or in person at 40 Eyre St.