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Valley School Drama Club

A fun and valuable extracurricular activity at Valley School, Drama Club is an opportunity for students of varying ages to work together and learn about stagecraft, lighting, costuming/makeup, and role-playing. The benefits of being involved in performance art are multi-faceted and provide physical, emotional and social development. 

  • Students gain self-confidence as they learn how to speak before the public, improving verbal and nonverbal skills, tone of speech and expression.
  • Listening, observing, and physically moving on stage under direction involves personal responsibility, collaboration and teamwork. 
  • Memory is exercised as students focus their minds to recite dialog and remain in character. Understanding character motivation and the subtext of stories involves imagination and creative thinking, encourages empathy and tolerance for different people and unfamiliar situations.
  • Show production develops knowledge and creative skills in music, lighting, costuming, scenery/backdrops and promotions. 

    Our next production is coming soon!
 Thursday & Friday

      March 14-15, 2024

Orange show title for The Lion King Jr with image of small yellow lion cub


The Lion King Jr. Cast:

Young Simba – Owen Proszek: The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can't wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa's death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.

Rafiki – Mystery Cast Member: A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery. 

Young Nala – Stella Spurrier: A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind. 

Mufasa – Millie Dunn (also understudy for Pumbaa): The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. 

Scar – Stephya Kassa: The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands. 

Zazu – Jason Blair (Understudy Madisyn Hill): The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. 

Shenzi – Makayla Endicott: One of Scar's hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself.  

Banzai – Wyatt Hill: A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy. 

Ed – Tegan VanDoren: The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. She has a loud, cackling laugh that is her only form of communication. 

Sarabi – Daisy Hill: A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother. 

Sarafina – Ellie’ Mae Hollingshead: A featured lioness and Nala's mother. 

Older Simba – Emma Johnson: Grows from a cub to lion in "Hakuna Matata." Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar.

Older Nala – Zylee Montgomery: Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.  

Timon – Sylus Minaltya (Understudy Madisyn Hill): An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo. A very humerous meerkat!

Pumbaa – Jaxson Erickson (Understudy Millie Dunn): A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation. A loveable and loyal friend to Timon and Simba with deadpan humor.

Lionesses – Lily Cliett,  Hannah Hitch and Jacqueline Tarr: The fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in "The Lioness Hunt," "The Mourning," and "Shadowland." 

Hyenas – Izzy Fulkerson, Riley Lasley, Reighbow Fulkerson, Dakota and Blake Tarr: Scar's army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. Hyenas are mangy, mindless creatures who sing in "Be Prepared."

Ensemble – Kiliah Hitch, Elizabeth Rapp, Jolene Prasser, Nahayla Cliett, Izabella Bates: Various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures.