Saturday July 14, 12:00 PM, Main Stage


The Academy for Musical Theatre is so excited to return to the Stewart Park Festival Stage! After twenty-one years of inspiring young budding actors, dancers and vocalists in our community and beyond, The Academy is proud to present The Lion King as our Stewart Park production this year. The African savannah will come to life on our stage with Simba, Nala, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.With gorgeous animal puppets and costumes designed by professional puppeteer, Donna Bourgeault, this show will be visually spectacular. They will also be incorporating live drumming into the production, so that students have a chance to showcase their drum rhythms and techniques, as well as singing, dancing, and acting an epic character! This show truly has it all – don’t miss the chance to sing “Hakuna Matata,” “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” and many more in this incredible show!