• 3 Atlantans featured in 'Lion King' at Fox Theatre

    By: Nelson Hicks

    Updated:

    Three Atlanta natives will star in the upcoming Disney's "The Lion King" engagement at the Fox Theatre.

    Nia Holloway will play Nala in the production that starts Jan. 10. Courtney Thomas and Jane King are featured in the show, too. Holloway, who attended Norcross High School, is the youngest woman to play the adult Nala in "The Lion King." Thomas began attending dancing classes at North Atlanta High School at the age of 16, and he studied dance with AREA (Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts). King danced for The Metropolitan Opera and Lustig Dance Theatre and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

    Accompanying them is Mark Campbell as Scar, Gerald Ramsey as Mufasa, Buyi Zama as Rafiki, Nick Cordileone as Timon, Greg Jackson as Zazu, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa, Gerald Caesar as Simba, Keith Bennett as Banzai, Martina Sykes as Shenzi and Robbie Swift as Ed.

    Tickets start at $34 and are available by visiting FoxTheatre.org/TheLionKing,

    "The Lion King" will play Atlanta’s Fox Theatre through Jan. 28. The performance schedule is as follows:

    Tuesday-Thursday                    7:30 p.m. 
    Friday                                      8 p.m.
    Saturday                                  2 p.m., 8 p.m.
    Sunday                                    1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

    There will be an additional show Thursday, January 11 at 1 p.m.

    The North American touring productions of "The Lion King" have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers. 

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