PLAINFIELD – Disney’s “The Lion King” made its way to St. Mary Immaculate Parish School during Mother’s Day weekend, where more than 100 students helped bring the “Circle of Life” together, onstage and backstage.
The rehearsal process began in January, when students received their scripts and music and began learning a different language and a variety of dances and authentic, tribal movements, immersing themselves into the African Pride lands and beyond.
As the weeks and months progressed, beautiful costumes, scenery, props, large puppet-like animals and more were introduced to continue telling the story in preparation for what was two nights of sold-out performances.
As the production came to a close, the students will remember the memories and laughter shared, the hard-fought choreography and staging rehearsals, but most importantly, the family atmosphere that was born from this experience.
The production was directed by Christopher Hueg, with a support staff of assistant director Lysa Heaton, producer and vocal director Karen Klump and many parent volunteers.