August 6, 2015
BENNINGTON, Vt. (CNS) — Though the budget was clearly lower, the cast definitely had less experience, the costumes were much simpler and the audiences were far smaller, there was something that the production of “The Lion King Jr.” at a Catholic school in the Burlington Diocese had in common with the Broadway production of “The Lion king”: Enrique Segura.
The father of two students at the School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales in Bennington — 9-year-old Nikolas and 6-year-old Jozef — and parishioner of the same-named parish has been performing in “The Lion King” for about 13 years, first in Germany and for the past 11 years on Broadway. His wife, actress/dancer Kristi Segura, choreographed “The Lion King Jr.,” and he assisted.
“The Lion King Jr.,” a 60-minute adaptation of the show about love and redemption, was created especially for the strengths and skill level of middle-school students.