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Novi Youth Theatre presents “The Lion King JR”

Release date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Community Relations Specialist (248) 347-0431

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Tickets on sale for Novi Parks productions on May 2-5

NOVI, Mich., April 5, 2019 – See the African savannah come to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services’ youth musical theatre production of The Lion King JR at the Novi Civic Center on May 2-5.

Tickets are available for purchase or at the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Office at 45175 Ten Mile Road.

The production features two casts with a total of 115 actors in grades 1 to 8. This musical adventure stars Phoenix Long of Novi as Simba and Max Shamus of Novi as Young Simba for the Grasslands Cast and Justin Han of Novi as Simba and Alex Zerbonia of Farmington Hills as Young Simba for the Pridelands Cast.

Performance Dates and Times:

Grasslands Cast
Thu, May 2 7pm
Sat, May 4 5pm
Sun, May 5 1pm

Pridelands Cast
Fri, May 3 7pm
Sat, May 4 1pm
Sun, May 5 5pm

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door (as available). Children 2 and under are free. All seats are general admission. For information about the Novi Youth Theatre and other theatre opportunities in Novi please contact the Novi Parks office at 248-347-0400 or visit