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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cook School students to present The Lion King Jr.

Cook School students have been working for months
on a Disney musical for families and the community.

A group of Cook School students gave the audience a sneak preview of their production of the Disney hit The Lion King Jr. at the May 17 Board of Education meeting.

Cook School students gave a sneak preview
at last week's Board of Ed meeting.

Cook School students have been working for months to learn the script and songs to this 60-minute, one-act reduction of the full-scale Broadway show. The junior version features 17 roles and includes the complete storyline of the popular musical.

In addition to the production for school families and the community, the accompanying curriculum introduces these grade school youngsters to the behind-the-scenes skills needed in thatrical production -- including staing, props and lighting.

The ensemble includes students from the second to the sixth grades.

Cook School's production of The Lion King Jr. will offer TWO performances, both at the Hubbard School Auditorium --
  • Friday, June 3 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 - 2:00 PM
Tickets are $10/VIP seating, $8/adult, $4/children (12 and under). For ticket information, call (908) 731-4210.

Hubbard Middle School is at 661 West 8th Street (bertween Irving Place and Spooner Avenue). Parking available in the lot on Stelle Avenue side or in the street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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