Chief Dan George middle school presents Lion King musical production

The play involves more than 250 students from the school; teacher Paul Lilly has been working on musical for two years.

Chief Dan George Middle School presents its production of Disney’s The Lion King from April 5 to 7 at Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way).

The play involves more than 250 students from the school.

Teacher and production manager Paul Lilly has been working on this musical for two years.

The musical tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub whose father’s wisdom is confusing to him. As he grows up, he gets a better handle on all the crazy stuff his dad says, and what it actually means.

In the moment that Simba defeats his conniving uncle, he has fully mastered what it means to be a just and responsible king. Only then is he ready to assume his place on Pride Rock and start his own family.

The production incorporates all of the Lion King’s amazing songs: Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, Shadowland, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and He Lives In You.

All of the Disney characters are introduced again: Rafiki, Simba, Nela, Mufasa, Zazu, Scar, Timon, Pumba and the Hyenas.

Show times are 7 p.m. on April 5, 6 and 7. Tickets are only $4 and can be purchased at the school, through email at Donna_hollanti@sd34.bc.ca or by calling 604-852-9616.