It was an funfilled afternoon at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) when the cast of the musical, The Lion King, appeared at Seacrest Studios. The excitement could hardly be contained when the musical guests sat down to talk with patients and friends who had gathered to see the stars! Tonoccus McClain, an ensemble member and understudy for Banzai in the hit show, talked to patients about never giving up. He shared his personal story about waiting 10 years to finally get a part in The Lion King. Listeners were amazed!
Jordan Hall, who plays young Simba, delighted the crowd when he broke out into “Hakuna Matata” at the request of a patient. Everyone in the studio was swaying and smiling to the happy-go-lucky tune.
Beautiful Lion King gift bags were handed out by Nia Holloway (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), and Nya Carter (young Nala), the characters in the traveling Disney musical. LCH and Seacrest Studios saw LOTS of smiles during this visit. We could definitely “feel the love.”
As the New York Times said, “There is simply NOTHING else like it!” We would like to thank the cast for spending their afternoon with us. Hakuna Matata!