Hit musical dazzles audiences

The stunning show of the Lion King Jr has hailed a success. Pictures: Rosie Colbert of Country Penguin Photography

By Brendan Rees

A star studded cast of 42 talented children have wowed audiences in their hit musical performance of Disney’s The Lion King Junior at Cranbourne Community Theatre.

Staged by charity group, Artzmartz Young Peoples Theatre, the wonderful extravaganza attracted nearly a thousand people during the six shows held from 3-6 October.

Production manager Marita Fayle said the performers aged seven to 18 were amazing, after dedicating hours in rehearsals.

“It was really evident in their performance because they’re vocals were outstanding, their chorography was amazing.”

Asanti Dance Theatre, Australia’s leading African dance company held workshops to assist with their singing of the African language, while lioness characters were taught African ancestor and war dances.

“It has been an enormous undertaking by our young vocal director and kids did an amazing job,” Ms Fayle said.

Artzmartz Young Peoples Theatre operate at Carrum Downs conducting musical theatre, acting for stage and vocal singing groups during the school terms. Enrolments are open for this term. Jungle Book Kids for 7-12 year-olds will be held January 2020 and another popular Broadway Junior for children aged 13-18. Enquires: artzinfo@smartcom.org.au