Tickets for HRH’s The Lion King on sale
The wait is finally over. As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, tickets for Holy Redeemer’s production of The Lion King Jr. go on sale.
“This has been the most highly anticipated show we have ever presented,” says Drama Teacher Peter Taylor. “So many people have been calling and emailing asking when tickets go on sale. Last year our tickets for the six public performances sold out in less than three hours. We expect to beat that record this year.”
Over 55 students are set to take part in the musical production, which happens to be the school’s fifteenth production and second musical. “With this many students involved we know there will be a lot of family members wanting to attend, not to mention the many members of the public that love seeing our students perform.”
The production is set to run from December 6 to December 9 at the Red Brick, with nightly performances at 7:00 pm as well as two matinee performances at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the 9. Tickets are $15. On top of these shows, the cast and crew will perform four more shows for students from Vanier and Pine Grove, and the adults from SCOPE. An estimated audience of 1,500 people will be attending the four-day run.
Taylor also mentioned that this production feels much bigger than previous shows as the costumes are more elaborate, the choreography and language is different, and it is, of course, a musical. And with all these new elements there have been an extraordinary number of adult volunteers who have stepped up to the plate to help make the show a success.“So many people have helped,” says Taylor. “From our amazing Costume Team of Allison Germann, Diana Inscho, Kim Martin, Gail Morton, and Sandra Schwitz., to our Scenic Designer Sandy Fedorak, to our Makeup Team of Cheryl Fogarty and Billie Jo Tobin, to our Musical Director Christine Chase, so many people are volunteering their time that it’s very overwhelming.”
Over the next month, the cast and crew will continue rehearsing and putting the show together. “Each rehearsal, everyone seems to get better and better,” says grade 12 student Kaitlyn Krebs who will be playing Rafiki. “I’m so impressed by everyone and I’m so happy to be a part of this show for my final play HRH.”
And with that, the students are only four weeks away from showcasing this amazing spectacle to their audiences.
The Lion King Jr. has the music and lyrics written by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer. The book was written by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, and is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor.
Call 780-723-7437 for tickets and information.