Stage & Screen Studios will open its immersive production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr” using full-motion backdrops to give the actors and the audience the feel that they are in the story.
Children took on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “Getting to Know the Sound of Music,” at Stage & Screen Studios in March. Audiences were transported to Austria, where they met the inspirational von Trapp family.
Audiences can expect to see Ariel pop out of the water and perch on a rock during the “Part Of Your World” reprise.
“What we do is a very immersive experience; it’s not just doing a play,” said Stage & Screen Studios co-founder Pete Garvey.
The show is directed by longtime television and theater veteran Pete Garvey, owner of Stage & Screen Studios, with musical direction from Jones music teacher Charlene Beyerlein
The reception area at Stage & Screen Studios in Millersville overflowed with nearly two dozen young actors and a handful of parents Saturday as auditions for “The Lion King Jr.” proceeded in the theater beyond.
Cameras were about to roll onstage as director Pete Garvey handed a script to Chesapeake Middle School student Corinne Trakis and asked her to read a scene with him.
Pete Garvey – a well-known stage and screen actor – was a Severna High School graduate attending St. Mary’s College when friend Tom McKown asked him to return to Severna Park High School to serve as technical director for a rock ‘n roll revue he was staging. Garvey agreed...