Lion King – Week 6
a note from alise

Hakuna Matata – We’re Making Progress ?

Our actors have been working hard and we are super proud of them. We are past the half-way mark in our rehearsal journey. In four short weeks, Hakuna cast will take the stage for their first performance. What does this mean? A few things…a lot of things actually! Tons of excitement is starting to brew, nerves will come into play soon, self-care becomes very important, and REHEARSING AT HOME is key! I strongly urge you to ask your actors to practice their lines, sing their songs, and watch/practice the choreography videos at least three times during the week. All actors need to be off-book and should be ready to focus when they arrive. Please encourage them! Perhaps provide a little pep talk before rehearsals this Sunday. It is in the next few weeks when we begin to put all the pieces of the performance together; it’s a wonderful time. In addition to the amazing progress they are making with the actual show and the performance skills being learned, it warms my heart to see the friendships being made and the social/emotional development taking place that only theater magic can do!

Hakuna Cast

Matata Cast

Our Mufasa(s) are in the House!

Our awesome directors and costume designer pre-taped our Mufasa doing his scene work. We are now in the process of editing this footage so it can be part of our projections during the live show – stepping up our game, once again! Thank you to our Mufasas!

Friendly Reminder

It is important that our actors don’t miss rehearsal. We are at a critical point in the show process where everyone’s participation is needed. Remember: acting is a team sport.

Electronic Resource Library

PLEASE share this with your actor. This section is designed to assist them between rehearsals. Happy practicing!

Rehearsal: Sunday, March 1

  • Matata Cast will meet in Zale Auditorium.
  • Hakuna Cast will meet in the Senior Assembly.
  • Pick-up will be at 5:30 pm in the lobby.

Digital Marketing Kits & Tickets

It’s time to SELL, SELL, SELL. Last week I emailed everyone our digital marketing kit. I’ve seen some of you already starting to share and comment on social media – rock on! Word-of-mouth is the ultimate marketer! THANK YOU! I have also been posting some of our cool promo videos on Facebook and Instagram. Please share those to your circle of family and friends too!

Click here to purchase tickets!

Kids Are Marketers Too!

This Sunday we will provide small flyers to our actors so they can hand them out to friends, teachers, and family – you name it – to promote all their hard work! I love watching our actors have an opportunity to feel empowered by handing out their flyers! The response from doing this year after year has been very positive; the actors love it. Please encourage your actor to bring them to school, give them to their friends/teachers, or hand them out to your neighbors or at another one of their after-school activities. This exercise is beyond marketing the performances. This small act teaches our actors to take ownership of their “work”, to speak out when otherwise shy, to learn a “behind-the-scenes” skill, and ultimately, a sense of pride in something they are committed to.

Complimentary Tickets

All families will receive one (1) complimentary ticket per actor enrolled in the program. Those of you who sent me their bios early, you will receive an additional complimentary ticket. All complimentary and purchased tickets will be available at will call on the day of the performances and can be used toward any performance.

Some of you Mufasa than others! LOL – Volunteering is Fun!

Thank you to everyone who already signed up! We still have more spots to fill. We can’t do it without you. Please check the below links and volunteer.

Additional Opportunities


The following is not included on the sign-up form, but if you are interested in helping with make-up, email me at – I can give the specifics.

Costume Fittings

Last week we had our Hakuna costume fittings. This week is our Matata cast’s turn. Please don’t forget to bring your undergarments labeled in a bag with your actor’s name and cast on it.

  • Matata Cast will have costume fittings this Sunday, March 1 prior to rehearsals. Check your time slot provided in separate emails.

Purchase Your Tickets – Buy Early and Save!

Please spread the word about Lion King Jr. to friends and family!

Performing Arts Camps

  • StarQuest is now on a wait-list! If you are interested, please fill out the wait-list form (often times spots become available).
  • Camp StarPower has a few spots left!
  • Click here to learn more about JPAS Camps, StarQuest, and StarPower.
  • Click here for registration forms.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We are posting pics there too!

Looking forward seeing everyone this Sunday!

Shine Bright,

alise sig