NCTC Drama presents Disney The Lion King Jr.

| Apr 25, 2019

NCTC Drama presents Disney The Lion King Jr on May 4 and 11 at 7:30 PM and May 5 and 12 at 2:30 PM at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus. The production is directed by Arturo Garcia Jr., designed by Missy Embrey, choreographed and assistant directed by Ashley Page, lighting design by and with musical direction from Shannon Hall. The costumes were designed by Lagniappe Theatre Company.

Disney 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.

The cast features Cole Branson, Rory Chiorando, Marley Church, Lily Clayton, Ceci Corona, Liam Cotton, Eden Dulock, Maya Dulock, Rory Dulock, Ruth Eddleman, Ariana Angel Galvan, Cora Gardner, Kenlea Hardin, Lexi Hawkins, Emory Hearell, Emerson Knabenshue, Bailey McQuien, Justin McQuien, Jirachai “Chai” Martin, Lyra Mason, Gus Mitchell, Elliot Nash, Toby Nash, Eleanor Neu, Alyssa Parkhill, Brody Parkhill, Addysan Pickett, Sydney Ponce, Desmond Pouncil, Addison Stevens, Emery Tarrant, and Claire Warren


Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 Youth (High School and Younger), and NCTC Students are Free with I.D. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at (940) 668-3355.




Ceci Corona, as Rafiki, welcomes the sun and the future King, Simba, to the savanna.



Lionesses on the Hunt in the Pridelands: (Left to Right) Cora Gardner, Rory Dulock, Ruth Eddleman, Addison Stevens, Lexi Hawkins, Emory Hearell, and Kenlea Hardin.