Share in the journey of Disney's Lion King Jr., coming to EPAC on February 3, 2017!

February 3 - 19

EPAC is very excited to continue its extremely popular Kids4Kids series with Disney's Lion King Jr. A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Feel the warm winds of the African savanna as you feel the love and join the unforgettable Simba, Rafiki and Timon as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle–and back again–in this inspiring coming-of-age tale about the circle of life and the true meaning of friendship and loyalty.

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This family-fun production will be performed by a talented cast of young actors as part of EPAC's Kids4Kids series. This series provides a great opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 17 to hone their acting skills while making new friends.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

Premium Show Sponsor is Ted Williams, MBA, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Opening Night Party is at Lily's on Main.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

Individual Performance Sponsor for 2/3-4 and 2/19 shows is The Nixon and Aument Families
Individual Performance Sponsor for 2/11 is The Tin Bin
Individual Performance Sponsor for 2/18 is Hobby House Retreat

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating Disney's The Lion King Jr. at EPAC

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring theater into your home. A great gift for any budding theater fan, this poster will make a powerful visual statement wherever it is displayed! Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Only 50 of these artworks will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theatre from February 3 to February 19. Shipping is not available. Simply bring your email confirmation of purchase when you come to pick up your poster!

A personal message from EPAC's Kids4Kids Family Series Director

Camp Director
Irving Gonzalez
On behalf of the entire production team of Disney's Lion King Jr., we would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of our young performers who auditioned for this production. It took a lot of courage and great strength on your end for what could have been a stressful experience. We appreciate your time and talents. With over 180 hopefuls, we were amazed and excited to see so much talent in one room. Certainly, we would have loved to have cast everyone in this production, but unfortunately, as with all good things, it must have its limitation. I want to thank those who have continuously supported the growth of our EPAC's Kids4Kids Family Series, now in its sixth season. We recognized the importance of providing a creative, nurturing, and explorative theatrical experience for our young performers. To those who have been cast in The Lion King JR., we congratulate you. We look forward to beginning this new adventure and being a vessel as you create your own stories.

I want to shift my attention to those who really gave their all and overcame their fears, but unfortunately were unable to be cast this time around. We want you to know that we validate your talent, and we understand how difficult this may be right now. I personally ask that you do not get discouraged but look at this experience as an opportunity to grow and learn. Do not take it personally. I know first-hand how it feels to be in your shoes. Reflect on your audition. It’s okay to want to get feedback for future opportunities. Try again! Be persistent and resilient. Do not give up, and continue with confidence. If there is anything that you can take away from this experience, it is to enjoy the process, and know that you did your personal best. I applaud you and look forward to our paths crossing again.


Creative Team

Director - Trisha Coccoran
Asst Director - Ed Fernandez
SM - Ben Rosenzweig
Music Director Cheryl Markle
Light design - Jeff Cussano
LBO - Jamie Latshaw / Zach Frantz
Spot Op - Liam Roy
Sound Designer - Jeff Pettyjohn
Sound Board Op - Jeff Pettyjohn
Dressers - Marissa Boldizar, Kritsen Hemsley, Liz Mezzler
Child Wranglers - Mindy Gray & Elizabeth Moodie


Rafiki - Kathleen "Katie" Latta
Mufasa - Cameron Snelbaker
Sarabi - Sophia Mattes
Zasu - Niamh Cushey
Scar - Wiliam "Liam" Roy
Young Simba - Alexander Hamel
Young Nala - Olivia Eichler
Sarafina - Sophia Battisti
Timon - WIlliam Sensenig
Pumbaa - Brett Devlin
Simba - Miguel Prysakar
Nala - Maya Burdick
Banzai - Wyatt Burdick
Shenzi - Niko Ray Chasser
Ed - Andrew Hagy

Addison "Addy" Niven
Olivia Tran-Speros
Magdalena Lutz
Kendall Winters
Brooke Halinar
Julie Stinson
Annalise Prentiss
Ilisa Nicole Chasser

Tribal Choir
Gabrielle Reimel
Kateyln Pilsner
Kimberly Earl
Megan Rodriguez
Theresa Mull
Tyson Harper
Ava Fackler
Brynn Frey
Raven Crouse
Sara Holler
Robert Grill
Peter Smith

Sanjay Samuel
Atticus Gallagher Clark
Andrew Meckley
Noah Woods
Ethan Sauder
Teagan Upton

Damian Hemsley
Zack Sensenig
Tyler Gray
Adam Smith
Reece Harper
Adelynn Aument
Sidoney Freeman
Kaia Kantner

Clara Mecouch
Isabel Fairbanks
Paige Fairbanks
Ella Rennix
Abigail Lesher
Breianna Krizmencic
Sherdian Mackenzie
Raya Samuel
Chloe Kantner
Aubrey Metzler
Conner Moodie
Bronwyn Smith
Susanna Schelling
Chase Gray
Halli Upton
John Laube
Annika Shull
Khaira Omari
India Peterson

Disney's Lion King Jr. is sponsored by:

Premium Show Sponsor

Ted Williams, MBA, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc..

Opening Night Party

Lily's on Main

Individual Performance Sponsors

The Nixon and Aument Families
Hobby House Retreat
The Tin Bin

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



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2017 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2017 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2017 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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