The Lion King Kids

Join us as Impact presents Disney’s The Lion King KIDS on Friday, November 18 at 7:00PM and Saturday, November 19 at 2:00PM at First Presbyterian Church (Christian Life Center). The 30-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. Impact’s performances of Disney’s The Lion King KIDS is open to the public. Admission is $5.

We are so grateful to the Florence Regional Arts Alliance for supporting IMPACT with a generous matching grant! They have partnered with us, by matching your donations, to help us provide for our current production of “The Lion King Kids”!

Interested in supporting Impact? Learn more or donate here: https://impactflorence.org/donate/

The Lion King KIDS tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King KIDS features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

Our theme for this production is finding our Identity in Christ. The Lion King is the story of the son of a king, being shamed by evil into running away from his responsibilites and forgetting his true identity as the son of the king. John 1:12 “But to all who did receive Him, who believed His Name, He gave the right to become children of God.”

We hope you can join us, November 18 & 19 for Impact’s “The Lion King Kids” !!!

Broadway Bootcamp

A musical theatre intensive summer camp for students age 10-18.

There will be two sessions on
June 27 – July 1 & July 25-29 from 10 am – 1 pm.

Students will take the stage rehearsing songs and choreography from some of Broadway’s best musicals, rotating through classes in acting, singing and dancing. The week will conclude with a high energy showcase for family and friends.

Classes will be held at 1210 Cashua Plaza, Suite 2. Registration forms are available at impactflorence.org. Students may register on the first day of class or mail forms in advance.

For more information on theatre summer camps and summer dance classes, visit impactflorence.org find us on Facebook or call 843-751-4157.

Getting to Know the Sound of Music

The Chapman Auditorium at Francis Marion University will be alive with the Sound of Music as Impact Christian Children’s Theatre and ACS Technologies present “Getting to Know The Sound Of Music”, Friday, May 13 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission available at the door. For more information, go to impactflorence.org, find us on Facebook, or call 843-751-4157.

One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals, this timeless classic, tells the story of a spirited young woman in the process of becoming a nun who is sent to work as a governess for a stern naval Captain and his seven children. Eventually she wins over the children, restores music to their lives while capturing the heart of the Captain. This version which is adapted for youth performers, features all of the favorite songs including, “Maria”, “My Favorite Things”, “Do Re Mi”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Sixteen going on Seventeen”, “So Long Farewell”, and “Climb Every Mountain”.

The cast features Abbi Jordan as Maria Ranier, Brandon Huneycutt as Captain von Trapp, Raeanne Smith as Liesl, Tanis Cotrill as Friedrich, Kendall Wase as Louisa, Owen Plasman as Kurt, Elyanna Bauer as Brigitta, Kaitlyn Odom as Gretl with Hanan Taylor as Mother Abbess, Katy Brock as Sister Berthe, Whitley Turner as Sister Sophia, Payton Russo as Sister Margaretta, Fitzhugh Bethea as Max Detweiler, Sean Cauley as Rolf Gruber, Gracey Gerschutz as Frau Schmidt, Brooke Turner as Franz. Completing the cast are: Zachary Adams, Nicole Barber, Kaelen Bauer, Mackenzie Beck, Mary Leslie Bessenger, Hayden Caffee, Caroline Coward, Courtney Coward, Kendra Cox, Heather Elgin, Ellis Hill, Scarlet Jones, Luke Miller, Maddie Nelson, Kaitlyn Odom, Raelyn Odom, Katherine Putnam, Payton Russo, Carrigan Woodson, Townsend Woodson.

With each show, Impact chooses a charitable organization to support as a way to give back to our community. This year students chose the organization “support our troops.org”, which sends care packages to enhance morale of deployed troops on the front lines. Audience members and cast members are encouraged to bring items to donate to this cause: phone cards, chap stick, toothbrushes, beef jerky, candy, gum, breath mints, disposable razors.

The show is directed and choreographed by Catherine Curl and Whitney Langley, with musical direction by Kristin Chipley and Molly Shorter. Impact Christian Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization offering performing arts education for students in first through twelfth grades, promoting Judeo-Christian values while building character through drama.
This project is made possible through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program, which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

Two of the directors have special ties to the military. Whitney Langley’s brother Richard Walter is currently serving in the United States Air Force, and Catherine Curl’s grandfather Nicholas Chackan, who recently passed away, served in the Army of the United States during World War II ,with the 500th Engineer Light Ponton Company in the European Theatre of Operations. The show is being dedicated in his memory.