Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Dolly Louw is about to do something she says no one has ever done before.
The visionary principal of Mackay Fame Talent School has purchased the rights to iconic Disney musical The Lion King, representing a rare and fantastic opportunity for the children of Mackay.
It’s the first time a full-scale Disney Junior production has been staged in Mackay and will be entirely cast, acted and performed by young Mackay talent.
“It’s a very holistic artistic experience for the children that culminates in a full-scale, musical production,” Ms Louw said.
“I encourage the community to come and support the performance as the children have put in a lot of hard work and effort to make it a success.”
Laffos Bar and Pizzeria proudly announced their sponsorship of the production in May.
“We are so grateful to businesses like Laffos for supporting artistic endeavours like this,” Ms Louw said.
“It allows us to deliver sets, lighting and staging you’d expect from a full-scale Disney production.
Laffos owner Mark Laffin said it was a pleasure to support the initiative.
“My kids love Disney; all kids love Disney,” he said.
“These sorts of opportunities are always available to big city kids and never in towns like Mackay.”
Children from all over Mackay were invited to audition in February and are now rehearsing for what promises to be an amazing experience.
“We are hoping lots of people jump onto the MECC website and purchase tickets early,” Ms Louw said.
“If we receive the support, we’ll do a second show, which will be absolutely amazing for the kids.”
WHAT: Fame Talent School Presents The Lion King Junior
WHEN: Sunday, June 18 at 10:00am
WHERE: The MECC