Apex Theatre to present ‘Disney’s The Lion King Jr.’ April 28-29


Apex Theatre Studio’s Junior Musical Theater workshop will present “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Based on the animated classic, “The Lion King Jr.” follows young Simba on his coming-of-age journey from frisky cub to leader of the Pridelands. The 80-minute, family-friendly musical features hits including “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matada,” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”

“This group of young artists excels at comedy and storytelling,” Director Ian Mairs said. “Our version of this tale is rendered with a great amount of imagination and joy. There is less of a focus on pageantry and more on the human tale which exists at the heart of the story.”

Now celebrating its fourth year, the nonprofit Apex Theatre Studio fosters a passion and curiosity for acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft in young performers through a series of master classes, intensives, readings and theatrical presentations. Located at 5150 Palm Valley Road, the studio offers a variety of summer classes. A schedule of upcoming offerings is available at www.apextheatrejax.com.

Tickets for “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” are $15 and are available at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000.