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FWBHS Theatre Department Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

The Fort Walton Beach High School Theatre Department will end its award-winning season with Disney’s The Lion King Jr. for two performances only: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday May 13 at the Ft. Walton Beach High School Auditorium. Tickets are general admission; $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under, and are available at the school office and at the door the day of the performance.

“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.

Select 5th grade students from Edwins Elementary will be joining the high school cast for the 90 minute show that is sure to delight children of all ages. There will also be a character meet and greet after each performance.

For more information, contact Christa Whittaker, theatre director, at whittakerc@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us or 850-833-3300 x1819.