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Immanuel Lutheran-Batavia to put on 'The Lion King Jr.' April 20 and 22

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  • Student Collin Bittner created the poster for the upcoming production of "Disney's Lion King Jr." at Immanuel Lutheran School-Batavia.

    Student Collin Bittner created the poster for the upcoming production of "Disney's Lion King Jr." at Immanuel Lutheran School-Batavia.
    Courtesy of Immanuel Lutheran-Batavia

 
Submitted by Cam Gruel, Jack Carroll, and Jack McCormick with Lori St. Vincent

Immanuel Lutheran School-Batavia is proud to present "Disney's The Lion King Jr." at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Tickets are $2 each for this amazing event for all members of the family.

As the story goes, the lion prince is born in Africa, making his Uncle Scar the second in line to be king. Scar plots to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba with the help of the hyenas, making himself king. The production includes favorite Disney tunes Hakuna Matata and The Circle of Life, among others.

"The Lion King Jr." is directed by parent volunteers Bill McLane and Rebecca Bello. Choreography is led by ministry director Kari Larsen and Immanuel Lutheran School music teacher Katie Rudy is working the chorus through the challenging music score.

Technical director Heather Davis is coordinating sound and light and a team of 10 middle school students are working with the director of marketing and communications on internal and external publicity for the show. Three of these students wrote the bulk of this article and selected the design for the play bill and posters from designs submitted by the student body.

This is the second annual musical production at Immanuel Lutheran School. Last year, the students presented "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat." That production included cast members from kindergarten through eighth grade. New this year is the second Sunday afternoon performance.

Immanuel is located at 950 Hart Road in Batavia.

Tickets, which will help support the cost of purchasing materials for next year's production, are available in the school office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and online at www.ilsbatavia.org/page/the_lion_king_jr.

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