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Our Lady Of Good Counsel School
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Moorestown, NJ 08057
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RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome
the newborn cub of King MUFASA and Queen SARABI ("Circle of Life with Nants' Ingonyama"). The king's jealous
brother SCAR, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa. Time passes ("Grasslands Chant")
and YOUNG SIMBA grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king
of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard.
Young Simba finds his best friend YOUNG NALA hunting with SARAFINA and the LIONESSES ("The Lioness Hunt") and invites
her on his adventure. Once they ditch their overbearing babysitter ZAZU ("I Just Can't Wait to Be King"), the
cubs encounter the ravenous SHENZI, BANZAI, and ED in the graveyard. Mufasa arrives and pummels the hyenas then takes the
cubs home. Scar emerges from the darkness to recruit the HYENAS in his murderous plan to become king ("Be Prepared").
Back in the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands Young Simba then shares the guidance of their ancestors, up among the stars ("They
Live in You").
Enacting his plan, Scar
leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals thehyenas to scare a herd of wildebeest ("The Stampede"). Scar
alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son. Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scarpushes his brother back into
the gorge, where he is trampled. Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return.
As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki, and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba ("The Mourning"), Scar
assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA,
who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home ("Hakuna Matata").
Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, NALA decides
to leave and seek help ("Shadowland"). To her delight, she finds SIMBA alive in the jungle ("Can You Feel the
Love Tonight"). Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king, but still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and
helps Simba remember his father ("He Lives in You"). With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands.
Timon and Pumbaa distract the hyenas ("Luau Hawaiian Treat") while Nala rallies the lionesses. Simba confronts his
uncle, the truth of Mufasa's murder is revealed, and Scar runs away, pursued by angry hyenas. With peace restored in the
Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king and the circle of life continues ("Finale").