The Lion King Jr - November 16 - November 17, 2018

Wayne Highlands Middle School

 DIRECTOR'S NOTES 

Dear Friends of the Theater,

 

Welcome to the Honesdale High School Performing Arts Center!  For fifty-nine years, Honesdale High School Performing Arts have helped define our community both on stage and off.  The performance you are attending today is a part of our 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season at the Wayne Highlands School District.

 

We are excited and honored to welcome you to our Wayne Highlands Middle School musical production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.  Our musical cast, stage crew, and musicians are made up of dozens of students from our schools.

 

Our show today takes us to the Pridelands in a lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King, a story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when the weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption.

 

We are confident that you will have a memorable time in our theater and hope that you will share your experience with friends and family so that they can enjoy the cultural treasures available to everyone here in our community.

 

We are grateful for our students, parents, production assistants, stage crew members, community, and the generous support of our Season Sponsorships.  We hope that you will patronize these businesses in show of your support as they have supported the arts in our community!

 

The spirit of collaboration has always been a hallmark of Honesdale.  We believe, with our board of directors, that the Wayne Highlands School District is proud of our success in the area of the three “A’s” Academics, Arts, and Athletics. 

 

Education is a lifelong endeavor. The arts provide opportunities to use valuable critical thinking skills and explore diverse perspectives.

 

Thank you for your attendance and support at this performance.  We look forward to seeing you back in February, as we welcome you to be our guest in Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Broadway Musical.  In the meantime, sit back, relax, and get ready, as we bring the best of Broadway to you through our student musical productions.

 

Patrons like you make the Center’s presentations possible when the lights go down and the curtain goes up.  Enjoy the Show!

 

Sincerely yours,

Scott D. Miller

Executive Director

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