ROCK OPERA LION LING
year we played The Lion King rock opera. I watched cartoon
film of Lion King a few years ago, and I liked the story so
much. I became very happy when I first heard that our club
was going to present Lion King as a musical this year.
studied our text. All our teachers helped us while studying
the texts. When we first received our texts of The lion king
I thought the speech was easier than our previous
performance but also thought that we would deal with
dramatizing the animal figures, because it was going to be
the first time we would perform animal characters on stage.
This year we have had different parts in our performance;
Drama, music and dance. Our English lessons teachers taught
us drama, We studied dances with our dance teacher Tac
Paluch and studied on songs of the musical with our music
teacher Angela Imren.
want to tell you a bit about the story of Lion King. There
is a cub lion in our play. His name is Simba and he has a
father called Mufasa. Mufasa is the king of Pride Lands.
Simba has a girl friend named Nala. Simbas uncle is a bad
guy. His name is Scar His only wish is to get rid of Mufasa
and his son to rule the pride rock. He manages to kill
Mufasa and then Simba leaves the pride land. He passes the
desert and he makes two new friends, where he goes. They are
Timon and Pumba. Simba grows up in the forest and becomes an
adult. He tries to forget about the Pride Rock. Nala leaves
the pride land many years later, because Scar cant rule the
pride lands and all the animals suffer from hunger. Nala
meets Simba coincidentally She tells him about the bad
events in the pridelands. Simba returns to pride lands to
take over the kingdom and then he marries Nala they live
happily ever after.
very excited when I first heard that we were going to play
Lion King and whats more I was going to be Nala. Because my
character was one of the main characters. On Tuesdays and
Thursdays we had rehearsals. I was taking part both in music
and drama. We all studied and memorized our texts in no
longer than 2 months. There were also very funny things
experienced in our rehearsals. I cant still forget. For
cant forget the sleeping scene. Two of our friends Pumba
and Timon were sleeping on each other. Suddenly Nala(I)
entered the stage and they jumped for fear. Everytime we saw
this scene we all broke into laughter it was very funny.
also wore make-ups and we had costumes Yolanda, Filiz,
Ceylan and Tac teacher made our make ups. We were like
animals Our costumes were very different as well. I never
felt desperate about our theatre performance. I was sure we
could perform it perfectly on stage when the time comes.
we finished our rehearsals. We were ready to perform it on
stage. On the day of the show we went to AKM at 3 oclock.
But our teachers were there before we went there. When we
went there the audience hadnt come yet. We got dressed and
started to wait for the make ups. And our teachers finished
our make-ups The audience started to enter the theatre hall.
Then I started to feel very excited. It was thrilling
because I was going to appear on stage during the first
scene. I was going to sing a song. After the first scene I
managed to overcome my fear. I was relaxed. During the
performance all the audience clapped. When the performance
was over, everyone congratulated us.
very happy to take part in this performance.