Theatre Arts to present Disney's The Lion King Jr.

TEMPLE, Texas — The African savannah will come to life at Temple High School later this week with the THS Theatre Arts Department’s presentation of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” The musical will run for four days from January 27-30th in the THS Auditorium.

The production includes students from Temple elementary schools, middle schools and high school. With a cast and crew of more than 140, this is THS Theatre Arts’ largest production since “Peter Pan” in 2018. The play is based on the movie with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters journeying from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in an inspiring coming-of-age tale. You will meet characters such as Mufasa (Simba’s father), Scar (Simba’s evil uncle), Zazu (Mufasa’s majordomo) and Timon and Pumbaa (a meerkat and warthog).

When an unthinkable tragedy happens, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when the weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy and fulfill his destiny to be king.

Songs include “The Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Hakuna Matata”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and many more.

There will be performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday’s matinee will start at 2 p.m. All those shows will be held in the THS auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased at Reserved seat tickets in the first eight rows cost an additional $5. You can learn more about Temple High School Theatre Arts by visiting the departments web site at