DeKalb Middle School is working towards their 2nd theatrical musical. Last year was DMS’s first full length Musical “ Christmas in Neverland”. It was performed in the DMS auditorium and sold out both of its public performances. Josh Issac will once again direct the 2017-2018 theatrical musical at DMS.
“Disney’s The Lion King Jr. has been the hardest show I have ever produced. This show will be a cultural experience DeKalb has never seen.” said Issac.
The Lion King Jr. will be at the DeKalb County Complex.
“ I am so excited to bring Lion King to all the schools this year. Patrick Cripps, Mandy Dakas, Tim Stribling, and Jimmy Sprague have worked hard to coordinate the success of all 6 of the school performances. This show has taken on a life of its own and couldn’t have been accomplished without everyone’s help. My dream has always been to bring the arts back to all the schools. As a child I loved going to Cumberland Play House and that’s where I started my passion for Theater. I am confident that programs like this will also spark that same passion in our kids,” said Issac.
The Lion King Jr. will provide free shows for grades 2nd-8th grade all across DeKalb County. The Lion King has over 40 in the cast with over 100 costumes, 18 songs, 20 dances, and over 20 adult workers. You may think you know the story of The Lion King but this broadway version changes it some with all your favorite songs and many new songs that will transport you to where it all started. This is a show for all ages.
Public performance show times are January 30th, February 1st and 2nd at 7 p.m. at the DeKalb Community Complex. Ticket price is $10. All Cast members are selling tickets or you may call DMS.