Bronxville Elementary School will proudly present “The Lion King Pridelands” as its musical from Jan. 26-27. The spectacular production features 150 talented third- through fifth-graders, who will bring an adaptation of the beloved story to life on stage at the Bronxville School auditorium.
Teachers Dianne Aronson and Kendall Fousek co-produced the play and collaborated with New York Rising Kid Star’s director Leisha Horin, who wrote the script to accommodate the student performers. When rehearsals began, Aronson and Fousek said the hallways were buzzing with enthusiasm from the students, who looked forward to collaborating with their peers to prepare a memorable performance.
“Our involved students collaborate, discover and reach a newfound potential,” they said.
Aronson and Fousek said the community’s support and tireless assistance have been instrumental in the success of the program.
“Our amazing ‘drama mamas’ and costumers go above and beyond in every way possible,” Aronson and Fousek said. “We are in awe of their time, commitment and energy. After all these years, it continues to amaze us how supportive the elementary school community is of the theater arts.”
Cast A will perform on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m.
Cast B will perform on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m.
Tickets to the performances are $15 and can be purchased beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 23. To buy tickets, visit https://lionkingpridelands.eventbrite.com/. Tickets will also be sold at the door.