Friday, October 15, 2021

Children’s theatre presents 'Lion King Jr.'

| September 28, 2021 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre is presenting the final weekend of Disney’s "The Lion King Jr." Oct. 1-3.

The enchanting modern classic from Disney, "The Lion King Jr." is based on the hit musical still playing on Broadway, and brings Simba, Scar, Timon and Pumba to life, on stage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus new songs written for the Broadway production.

“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.

Performances will be at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Box Office one hour prior to performances.

Regular ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students and $8 for children under 10. To get tickets or for more information, call 837-4886 or email or check our website at