CAST to present Disney’s The Lion King Jr.


The Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) will present the timeless classic presentation of Disney’s The Lion King June 20-30 at Bay City High School.

CAST asked Magda Mirelez to be their director. Mirelez is Bay City High School’s drama teacher and debate coach and has directed many plays and musicals throughout her time at BCHS. 

 “This story is truly a timeless tale that explores relationships between parents and children, and the bigger tale of man vs nature. I also love that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie release. Truly nostalgic and a pleasure to share it with this generation,” Mirelez said.

“It is shorter than the full version but still contains all of our favorite songs; The Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, and They Live in You,” Mirelez said.

Mirelez has presented musicals including Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and Shrek The Musical. Mirelez chose The Lion King Jr. because CAST wanted a show that would feature more children in the community. The students have been rehearsing for this musical for four weeks while also juggling their other summer activities. 

The Lion King Jr set has been largely put together by students in Mirelez’ classes from the past semester, community member and BCISD police officer Michael Mirelez who helped build the larger set pieces, and former Dungeoneer Branson Cobb who helped build smaller props. 

This summer’s show is the first time CAST is performing a show exclusively for children. 

All the performers are children from Matagorda County and one from the Dallas area. The technical duties of the musical performance will be ran by the adults of CAST.

Tickets are available at the door nightly for $10 each or can be purchased via

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