Lion King Kids

The talented youth of Black Diamond Theatre Co. (BDTC) have two big musical productions coming to Brentwood at the end of June.

BDTC’s younger thespians will be performing Disney’s “The Lion King Kids.” The performances follow a two-week-long camp in which children learn the story, songs and dances from this well-known musical. The African savannah comes to life on stage, with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again.

Black Diamond’s teen group has also been working hard this summer, preparing their own musical production: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave behind her ocean home and her tailfin to live in the world above. But she’ll first have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and then convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

“The Lion King Kids” performances are 45 minutes long, taking place at 5 p.m. on June 28, and 1 p.m. on June 29. Performances of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” are approximately 90 minutes long, showing at 7 p.m. on June 28, and 3 p.m. on June 29. Both productions premiere at Edna Hill Middle School’s theater, 140 Birch St., Brentwood.

Reserved tickets for each show are available for $7 each and can be purchased at blackdiamondtheatre.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime to find your seats.

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