MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

School play teaches Jones Elementary students about hard work, dedication

The characters in the movie "The Lion King" come to life in the auditorium at Jones Elementary School in Asheville. Since mid-September, students have been practicing two hours a week after school. There are 150 cast and crew members in from kindergarten through fifth grade. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Believe it or not, "The Lion King" was released in 1994. But when it comes to the lessons it teaches, the movie is timeless.

The characters in the movie "The Lion King" come to life in the auditorium at Jones Elementary School in Asheville. Since mid-September, students have been practicing two hours a week after school. There are 150 cast and crew members in from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Students say it's fun, but it does take a lot of dedication to keep up with school work and stage work.

"Because once I get home, I do my homework, then I do some of my lines and then I have to study for my vocab quiz and all of that, so it's really hard," Jamantea said.

"I rehearsed a couple of times, but most of the time I just tried to read them over and over again," Andrew said.

"If you want to do it and you want a main role, you're going to have to practice. And, yes, it will take a lot of dedication," Bee said.

The play was supported by the PTO at Jones Elementary School.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending