–by G.K. Sydney (photos and column)
It seems it’s never to late to learn something new and it was a real pleasure to learn this particular saying amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the Amber Academy’s production of “The Lion King Jr.”
On Friday night at the Sooke Community Hall, the pleasure continued as the talented students of the Academy went on to delight the audience with beautiful songs, great acting, and much much more. The costumes were just excellent (those hyenas!), the props so professional (did you see that forest?) and the heart-felt effort of every child on the stage was a real inspiration.
From the warm sincerity of Simba to the vengeful and very believable Scar and everything in between, the production was a joy. Watching these kids make such a grandiose effort really does point to the beauty of the Circle of Life and in doing so, makes us very proud.
Way to go, guys!
Remaining Show Times:
Sooke Community Hall
- Saturday, May 11 – 2:00 pm
- Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 pm
Tickets on sale at:
- Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart,
- online at www.amberacademy.ca/events,
- or by phone at (250) 888-1921,
- limited tickets also available at the door.
- General Admission (15+) – $10/Adults;
- Children/Youth (ages 2-14) – $5;
- Seniors (65+) – $5