The DAC Youth Theatre & Performing Arts program provides a unique opportunity for children and youth to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through movement, speech, storytelling and character development.

For more information about classes and performances, contact Jason Lythgoe, DAC Theatre Director at jason@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 20.


As parents, you have the pleasure of watching your child join DAC, make new friends and experience the excitement of being on stage.  If you would like to join the fun, you may sign up to volunteer to work the front of the house or backstage during a show. Parents are encouraged to volunteer

Sign up sheets are  available on the bulletin board by the studio where classes are held, or you may sign up by emailing Jason or calling 970-259-2606 EXT 20.


The Lion King Jr.

Music & Lyrics by
Elton John & Tim Rice

Additional Music & Lyrics by
Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer

Book by
Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi

Based on the Broadway production directed by
Julie Taymor

Music Adapted & Arranged and

Additional Music & Lyrics and
“Luau Hawaiian Treat” written by Will Van Dyke

“It’s a Small World” written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Disney’s The Lion King JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY  10019

Script, music, and all other material © 2015 Disney Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

Show times

April 5 at 7pm
April 6 at 10am
April 7 at 2pm

$14 DAC Members and Children 12 and under
$16 General

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage during DAC’s 25th annual Creativity Festivity with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

The Durango Arts Center is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors who enable culturally innovative programs to exist in our community.  The Lion King Jr. is presented by Alpine Bank.

As part of our 25th Anniversary Creativity Festivity, this show features students ages 6-17.

Run-Time:  60-70minutes

“The DAC Applause! theatre program for kids has had a profound influence on the youth of our community.”

— Proud parent







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DAC Youth Theatre Sponsors