Theatre Arts Productions Brings ‘Lion King Jr.’ To Life

Lion King Jr. cast members included: (front row) Richard Estime, Stella Tagleiri, Janneva Jean-Gilles, Jordyn Lester, Milo Henderson, Emma Henderson, Noémi Köble, Emma Massimino and Mia Bornia; (middle row) Bethany Bresett, Carly Cantor, Kaitlyn Bost, Mason Materdomini, Julianna Farrell, Gabriella Farrell, Alana Bernstein, Jasmine Wright and Juliana Priddy; and (back row) Angelina Scaduto, Michael O’Leary, Artistic Director Jaycie Cohen, Sofia Bornia, Rianna Michel and Brooke Meyerson.

The cast of Lion King Jr. roared across the stage at Wellington High School this month, presented by the newly formed community theater group Theatre Arts Productions (TAP). The timeless tale was told complete with colorful costumes under the artistic direction of Jaycie Cohen with seven performances from Aug. 2 to Aug. 10. “The self-confidence it brings, that’s why I think it’s important for us to embrace children’s theater as a community,” Cohen said. The next TAP production will be Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach to be performed in November with auditions this month. To learn more about upcoming productions, call (561) 340-9623, e-mail or visit PHOTOS BY MELANIE KOPACZ