James Hart students stage ‘Lion King’ musical

  James Hart seventh grader Eleanor Jenkins leads
  the lionesses in song during a rehearsal of the
  "Lion King Jr." being presented Feb. 28 and
   March 1. 
(Provided photo)
The story of future king Simba and his rise to power over the animal kingdom will be presented by students at James Hart School when they stage the “Lion King Jr.” musical at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the school, 18820 Morgan Ave., Homewood.
The sixth, seventh and eighth graders have been preparing for the performances for several weeks. They will also give presentations at Willow and Churchill Schools.
Performers are: Carmella Abramczyk, Micaiah Abramczyk, Moesha Adetunji, Peyton Bell, Jordan Berry, Asia Bing, Phoebe Bosch, Emmanuelle Bouyer, Grace Cairo, Dominic Calcaterra,  Ayomide Durodola, Alex Ekstrom, Taylor Fowler, Quentin Gamble, Mallory Garcia, Braeden Greer,  Cameron Elam-Guthrie, Charlotte Holly,  Madison Holly, Simon Howard, Darrick Jackson
Eleanor Jenkins, Andrew Johnson,  Patience Jones, Andrea Kearns, Jack Keigher, Amina Kendrick, Makiya Knazze, Alima Toheeb Lawal.  Sydni Leverson, Emma Lewandowski, Evelyn Malvestuto, Tavis Marsalis, Cameron Massatt.
Abigail McConnaughay, Phoenix McCoy, Kayla McElroy,  Gabriel McKinney, Ruby Moxley, Berlinda Nwachulswu,   Nailyn Offett, Sommer Owens, Kelly Parker, Jake Quirke, Penelope Quirke, Gabriel Raske,  Aiden Riley, Jazmin Rhodes
Hannah Saint-Victor, Delani Scheutzow, Sofia Searcy, Addison Sextonson, Acey Smentek, Cayden Speerbrecker, Grace Suchor, Sydney Valentine, Nora Vargo,  Madison Vitolka,  Amy Ward, Kayla Washington, Layla Watson,  Jana Williams, Davin Ulmer.
Scenery/crew members are: Grace Blonn, Rachel Brooks, Aubrie Camp, Sydney Curtis, Anna DeBruin, Ella Dedo, Nathan Ford, Magie Franc, Lola Gruberman, Melanie Garofalo, Kim Gordon, Tim Hoekstra, Lexi Kelly, Sophia Krupa, Ava Loudon, Nevis Myers, Lola Neilsen, Lexi Schaller, Delani Scheutzow, Rebecca Urbaniak, Analeese Weber, Tabitha Werner and Isabella Woodward.
Student director/stage managers are Colin Bertz and Aden Kozel. The production was directed by music teacher Adrienne Olsen with assistance from choreographer Heather Olsen and set construction by Jessica Lenti and Dough Rafferty.


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