Broadway in the Park: the Lion King Jr.

Broadway in the park the lion king

Suwanee Performing Arts is bringing Disney’s The Lion King JR to Suwanee Town Center July 28th and 29th. The free, family-friendly event will begin at 7:00 pm and will also include Madagascar – a Musical Adventure JR.

Patty Etherton and Berneta Bock Davis, co-owners of Suwanee Academy of the Arts and founders of Suwanee Performing Arts, have a mission to provide opportunities for local artists to practice their craft, and are excited to showcase the creative output – both on the stage and behind the scenes.

“With these shows [The Lion King JR. and Madagascar JR.], we are limited only by our imagination in what we can deliver – trampolines and acro-silks and stilts…” states Berneta Davis, “And then the music – absolutely everyone knows and loves the music. I am really looking forward to the electrifying energy that these shows are bound to generate among the audience, and to seeing just how far my imagination can reach.”

In addition to the shows, Suwanee Performing Arts will be sponsoring the first annual “Broadway in the Park 5k & Fun Run” on Saturday, July 22nd. This event will serve as a fundraiser for the performance groups supported by SPA as well as the community kickoff for a week of show preparation. Participants in the races will be greeted by characters in costumes for the upcoming shows, and are encouraged to dress as their favorite Lion King and Madagascar characters as well. Racers may register in person at Big Peach Running Co. in Suwanee Town Center or at


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