lion king review
During the first week in March, hundreds of audience members made up of students,teachers, and parents filed into the Memorial Middle School auditorium to see the Lion King Jr. Some loved it, some had other opinions. Abigail Hall, a 7th grade student at Memorial Middle School, had some very positive views about the play. Her favorite scene was the stampede with Simba and Mufasa, and her favorite character was Zazu (the little blue bird). If there was one thing she could change, she would slow down the distracting strobe lights because she felt it took away from the overall intent of the stampede scene. Most people at Memorial Middle School loved the play, and others had some helpful suggestions. Vincent Cutrell admitted the play was great for middle school expectations, but he thought it would have been better if Scar died. He thinks it would have been “a satisfactory death” if Scar would've died. He would see the play again, but only for a reduced price. Did you ever think about who you relate to the most in the Lion King? Well, Mrs. Thompson did! A 7th grade social studies teacher, Thompson’s most relatable character was Rafiki,because as a teacher she feels she tries to guide students and help them reach their fullest potential. During her years in middle school and high school, Mrs. Thompson was a program manager and helped with the behind the scenes priorities . Her overall opinion of the play was “AMAZING! And going to be hard to top next year.”Anna Miller, better known as Zazu, was a lead actor in the Lion King Jr. She enjoyed the atmosphere of the production, but also admitted that tech week was very long. She plans to take tap lessons over the summer to improve her chances of getting a lead next year. Overall, the play was a great experience for the actors, teaches and audience members.