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Katrina Abreu and Lisa Occhino will travel to Verona, Italy with the Westhill High School Chamber Singers to perform in the “Days Of International Choir Music in Verona”
Mar 8th, 2009 by Jamie

 

 

 

April 15-19th, 2009- Katrina Abreu and Lisa Occhino will travel with the Westhill HS Chamber Singers to perform for an international jury of choral experts from across Europe and the USA. The adjudicated concerts take place in Verona’s Teatro Nuovo along with other friendship concerts with choirs from Verona and the surrounding towns.  The choirs will participate in a Closing Ceremony and Mass Sing in the incredible Arena in Verona, one of the few remaining Roman coliseums left in tact in Europe. Chamber Singers will have an opportunity to sing for Italian students and to meet singers from across Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Australia, Croatia and further!



Congratulations to Duane Ervin on being cast as Simba in “The Lion King” on Broadway!!
Mar 8th, 2009 by Jamie

The Lion King: The Broadway Musical is now playing in many venues across the United States!

On February 17, 2009 Duane Ervin will be leaving us to start rehearsals for the role of Simba in the brand new production opening in Las Vegas in May!!!

Disney’s The Lion King Will Reign Over Las Vegas in 2009

By Adam Hetrick
30 Sep 2008


Josh Tower as Simba in The Lion King
photo by Joan Marcus

The Tony Award-winning musical The Lion King will roar into Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Theatre in 2009.

Disney Theatrical Productions and Mandalay Bay have announced that the hit musical featuring a score by Elton John and Tim Rice will begin performances April 20, 2009 and officially open May 2, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Theatre.

The Las Vegas incarnation — a sit-down, open-ended run — promises to be the full-length presentation of the hit, virtually identical to the Broadway and international companies of the musical that features Tony Award-winning direction and design by Julie Taymor.

“We’re incredibly pleased to bring The Lion King to the audiences of Las Vegas,” said producer and president of Disney Theatrical Group Thomas Schumacher. “Mandalay Bay has seen great success with other shows thanks to its extraordinary commitment to producing theatre of the highest caliber. When we decided to bring The Lion King to Las Vegas, we knew that this was the right show at the right venue at the right time.”

The Lion King marks the first Disney musical to present a sit-down production in Las Vegas. The current tenant of the Mandalay Bay Theatre, Mamma Mia!, concludes its Las Vegas engagement Jan. 4, 2009.

Casting and ticketing information for the Las Vegas production will be announced at a later date.

Since its Broadway opening on Nov. 13, 1997, The Lion King has been seen by 45 million people worldwide. Directed by Julie Taymor — who became the first woman to ever receive a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical — The Lion King has become an international hit with productions playing all around the globe. The Elton John-Tim Rice musical has won over 30 major awards. Those include six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards; six Outer Critics Circle Awards; two Sir Laurence Oliviers; the Evening Standard Award for Best Theatrical Event; and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

The Lion King currently plays the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

For more information visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com.

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