For Middle School Students

JR. Edition For Middle School Students

The Lion King Experience is an immersive, project-based exploration of theater-making. This easy to use program has been developed to give you all the tools you need to introduce theater in the classroom and to produce your very own production of The Lion King.

In addition to a performance license to produce The Lion King JR., a 60-minute adaptation created especially for the strengths and skill level of middle school students, The Lion King Experience includes a ShowKit™ of materials to help bring your production to life and a rigorous 18-session curriculum that explores the fundamentals of theater-making including:

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Music
  • Playwriting
  • Choreography
  • Directing
  • Technical Theater
  • Stage Management
  • More


Each of the eighteen sessions launches with a video introducing the day's theme through backstage access and on-screen instruction. After a teacher-facilitated full class activity, students work in three groups - called Prides - to solve a creative challenge. The Prides share their work, reflect as a group, and learn from one another.

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Skills & Standards

Through The Lion King Experience, students develop and experiment with a variety of theatrical and 21st Century Skills. From acting and design, to creativity and collaboration, The Lion King Experience is a holistic arts-education that fulfills many educational standards, including some Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards.

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