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Disney’s Lion King Kids Program 2022

West Jordan Elementary School 

Proudly presents

Disney's The Lion King KIDS

Music and Lyrics by: Elton John and Tim Rice

Additional Music and lyrics by: Lebo M Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer

Book By: Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi

Based on the Broadway Production Directed by: Julie Taymor

Disney's The Lion King KIDS was adapted for young performers from the Broadway show by Ken Cerniglia (libretto) amd Will Van Dyke (Score)

Copyrights: The BroadwayJunior (TM) Concept and Format developed by Music Theater International (MTI). The Lion King Lids and Disney's The Lion King Kids are trademarks of Disney Enterprises Inc. Broadway JR, The Broadway Junior Collection, Family Matters, and Showkit are registered trademarks of music Theater International. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication and use is prohibited. 


Act One: 

Villagers enter to share their favorite story.

Song: One By One

Rafiki Narators gather together all of the animals to welcome the newborn cub of the King and Queen of the Pridelands, Mufasa and Sarabi.

Song: The Circle of Life

Mufasa's jealous brother Scar refuses to attend the ceremony, which angers the king.

Time Passes, Young Simba grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the Circle of Life and how one day he will be king of the Pridelands.

Out of revenge Scar encourages his nephew to vist the forbidden elephant graveyard. Young Simba takes his best friend, Young Nala, there after ditching Zazu, Mufasa's loyal advisor.

Song: I Just Can't Wait to be King

At the graveyard three hungry hyenas - Shenzi, Banzai and Ed- corner the cubs, but Mufasa arrives and takes them home.

Scar Emerges to recruit the Hyenas in his murderous plan to be come king himself.

Song: Be Prepared


Act 2

Back in the safety of the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands Young Simba then tells him to look up at the stars: The Great Kings of the Past will always be there to guide him.

The next day, Young Simba gets trapped in a wildebeest stampede started by Scar. Mufasa rescues him but is pushed by Scar into the stampede, where he is trampled to death, Scar blames Young Simba and tells him to run away and never return.

Scar then assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign.

Lost in the Desert, Young Simba meets Timon and Pumbaa, who take them to their "worry free" home in the jungle.

Song: Hakuna Matata

Act 3

Under Scar's rule the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Nala, now grown, leaves to get help and finds Simba alive in the jungle.

Song: Can You Feel the Love Tonight

She urges him to come back home to take his rightful place as king, but still ashamed, Simba Refuses.

Rafiki appears and helps him to remember his father Mufasa.

Song: He Lives in You

With newfound courage, Simba returns to the Pridelands. Timon and Pumbaa distract the Hyenas while Simba confronts his uncle

Song: Luau Hawaiian Treat

The Truth of Mufasa's murder is revealed, and Scar runs away, pursued by angry Hyenas. With peace restored to the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as King and the Circle of Life continues.

Song: Finale and Bows


Director: Sarah Hatch

Music Director: Jaycee Johnson

Assistant to the Music Director: Maddalyn Hansen

Assistant Director and Technical Support: Pamela Hansen

Costumes: Christine Kidd and Madaline Kidd

Cast In Order of Appearance:


Reagan Alexander
Katie Attaway
Peyton Ballif
Addi Balliff
Kate Beckstrand
Daniel Bell
Stephen Bell
Kate Billingsley
Sammy Billingsley
Abby Birch
Norah Bridge
Seth Bridge
Aspen Brown
Rylie Brown
Vincent Brown
Wyatt Carbone
Aiden Casity
Devin Casity
Elius Chavez
Maddox Copeland
Brooklyn Cordova
Kendra Croft
Lacey Croft
Aspen Deschamps
Rosalie Emerson
Hayden Everett
Preston Everett
Chloe Fleming
Ella Fleming
Lucas Fotheringham
Wes Hall
Ella Halstead
Avrilee Harr
Kloie Harr
Kaylee Higginson
Chisom Iheanacho
Grace Judy
Luke Judy
Bella Kamocki
Mason Kehl
JT Kelly
Dakoda Lowe
Matha Mah
Ella Nay
Brianna Oldroyd
Abby Palmer
Abigail Patrick
Ava Pursell
Austin Quinney
Isabelle Reiter
Hadley Sarten
Jurney Sears
Jason Spencer
Alex Tatum
Indika Taylor
Elijah Tresner
Karsen Widerburg

Rafiki Narrators:

Reagan Alexander

Chloe Fleming

Abby Birch

Isabel Reiter

Jurney Sears

Mufasa: Hayden Everett

Sarabi: Kendra Croft

Scar: Seth Bridge

Zazu: Ella Nay

Young Simba: Preston Everett

Young Nala: Kate Billingsley

Shenzie: Gracelyn Judy

Banzai: Mason Kehl

Ed: Hadley Sarten

Un-named Hyenas

Avrilee Harr

Brianna Olderoyd

Timon: Samantha Billingsley

Pumbaa: Wes Hall

Adult Simba: Aiden Cassity

Adult Nala: Karsyn Widerberg


Mrs Hansen and Maddalyn Hansen

We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to the following for being so amazing and supportive. We could not do this without you!

Jennifer Ludlow

Jon Eason

Melanie Quinney

Mallory Alexander

Tiva Palmer

Alyssa Bridge

Lori Fotheringham

The Entire Hatch Family

Sean Kidd

And Special thanks to Jordan School District Tech Support