Spotlights filter through the summer air and drench glittering fabric in saturated safari colors. Small lionesses, animals, and jungle leaves scurry across the stage giggling and hugging one another. The air is electric with the energy at the finale of Lion King Jr, put on by the North Theatre Project. A crowning achievement wasn’t just a depiction on stage, but also a groundswell feeling the performers evoked from the audience as family and friends watched their own little cubs with pride.
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