Ticket on sale for The Lion King Jr musical at Shellharbour Anglican College on September 20-21

Shellharbour Anglican College students involved in The Lion King Jr musical playing at the college on September 20-21. Picture: Adam McLean

Shellharbour Anglican College students involved in The Lion King Jr musical playing at the college on September 20-21. Picture: Adam McLean

The young stars of Shellharbour Anglican College’s Junior School production of The Lion King Jr were dressed the part when they hit the road to promote their upcoming school musical.

LION KING JR: Ashley Roulstone plays the lead character in Shellharbour Anglican College's Junior School production of The Lion King Jr. Picture: Adam McLean

LION KING JR: Ashley Roulstone plays the lead character in Shellharbour Anglican College's Junior School production of The Lion King Jr. Picture: Adam McLean

Their interview commitments completed, the talented actors also happily posed for photos, much to the pleasure of the Mercury snapper.

SCHOOL PRODUCTION: Shellharbour Anglican College students Isabella Sciacchitano, Ashley Roulstone and Lilly Gutterson. Picture: Adam McLean

SCHOOL PRODUCTION: Shellharbour Anglican College students Isabella Sciacchitano, Ashley Roulstone and Lilly Gutterson. Picture: Adam McLean

It was the least the six students charged with getting the word out about the school’s fourth bi-annual school musical could do, considering they’ve spent the best part of seven months rehearsing the classic Disney story.

The Lion King Jr will be staged in the college hall on Wednesday, September 20 and the following night from 6.30pm.

Andrew McPhail, the head of Shellharbour Anglican College’s Junior School, said The Lion King Jr promised to be an impressive night of musical fun, produced to the highest quality.

‘’We chose TheLion King Jr because it is a classic Disney story that everyone can relate to and it features wonderful music, dramatic characters and brilliant costumes,’’ Mr McPhail said.

We chose the Lion King Jr because it is a classic Disney story that everyone can relate to and it features wonderful music, dramatic characters and brilliant costumes. - Andrew McPhail

‘’About 146 students have a role in the musical, including 12 lionesses, 14 fireflies, 16 hyenas, 29 prideland animals, 18 grassland plants, 10 jungle plants and seven in the backstage crew.

‘’We embark on a journey to the African Savananah with Simba and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle.

‘’Students have devoted hours to learning the lines, songs and dance moves with the cast practising every Thursday after school since March this year.’’

The bi-annual school musical had grown to new and exciting heights this year.

‘’The production is a combined effort with almost 50 community volunteers and school staff who have generously given their time to source and sew costumes, build and paint back drops and do make up,’’ he said.

Tickets at www.trybooking.com for $12 (children aged four and younger free).

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