A Magical Night of ‘The Lion King’ Live ─ First Ever In Liberia

It was a magical and moving evening of beautiful dancing, mesmerizing singing and charming locally made costumes. Rose Kingston.

Friday, May 6-9, 2023 at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Centerth A live performance of The Lion King on the streets of Singcol captivated an impressive high-ranking audience, including H.E. Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, Chief Justice Xie An Nyen Yew, parents and, of course, excited children Did.

Speaking at the show, HE Jewel Howard Taylor praised Ms. Kingston and her team of producers and cast, as well as the evening’s choir, for putting together a great show.

“This is a great reminder of how beautiful, how talented, how inspiring and how amazing our young people are. I want to thank you. You can imagine how many months it took for everyone to learn the different dance steps and be able to perform.”

Vice President Taylor praised the young cast’s team, made up mostly of children and teenagers, and expressed delight at the level of talent they displayed. We have so much beauty in our country and tonight my heart was ignited by the talent all around us.”

The Liberian Vice President called on audiences to support Liberian arts and talent as a way to showcase the country’s richness and beauty. She also asked Rose Kingston, executive producer of the first-ever live performance of The Lion King, to bring the show to other parts of Liberia and let other Liberians enjoy the talent showcased on Friday. I urged him to give me a chance.

Organizing performances of The Lion King was conceived by Ms. Kingston, but it required the strong cooperation and support of several organizations and individuals to make the dream a reality.

The show was organized in partnership with Josephine Clarke Academy, BodyZone Fitness and Spa, AuggieImages, Imail, Image Africa, CSM and Sustainable Initiatives International.

The costumes, makeup, and masks for the show were done locally by Deborah S. Walley, George N. Wilson, Francis Kamara, Prince Myers Ponder, Mary Jarrah, Rebecca Kwabo, and several others who supported them in the background. Their contributions are highly appreciated by Mr. Kingston.

Kingston is a passionate and visionary Liberian artist and educator with over 25 years of experience in the arts, education and leadership in West Africa and the United States, using art to drive change and transform lives. Passionate about making an impact.

“From tonight onwards, I hope you will support and invest in the arts. Everything we do Art is the beauty we see through the work of a visual artist Art is the magic we experience through a performing artist Art is an extension of our mind through a media artist Thank you to all the artists who have worked tirelessly to make this possible, to the kids who have taken risks and tried new things, and to all of you who have been here. It’s full.”

The live performance of “The Lion King Musical” was intended to showcase the untapped musical and artistic talents of Liberian youth and raise funds to support underprivileged children. The event also aims to raise awareness of the importance of integrating the arts in schools to support the development of children’s motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking and inventiveness. I was doing it.

The Lion King is a Disney animated feature that follows the adventures of young Simba the Lion, heir to his father Mufasa. Simba’s evil uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne and lures his father and son into a wildebeest horde. But Simba escapes and only Mufasa is killed. An adult Simba returns to reclaim his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa. press release

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