MOORESTOWN, NJ – The Moorestown Theater Company’s 20th season comes with a roar, some might say literally and figuratively.
The organization’s first summer show, which kicked off Tuesday, was “The Lion King Kids,” Moorestown Theater Company artistic director and founding producer Mark Morgan told Patch.
The production is part of the theater company’s effort to put on 44 performances of seven shows in 53 days, he said.
Such a busy schedule would not be possible without a lot of help, he added.
“It’s a team effort – there would be no way for multiple people to do multiple shows at once. [otherwise]. We couldn’t do without the great staff we have and the kids for our shows,” Morgan said. “We get a little crazy and crazy. I don’t know of any other theater company in this area trying to do the same program as us.”
Other productions this year include versions of “Les Miserables” and “The Sound of Music,” according to Morgan.
“We deliberately chose bigger shows,” he said. “We want to celebrate the recovery…and bring the public back,” he said.
Theater operations are slowly returning to where they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Morgan.
“It’s nice to be back in a space where we don’t have to bring technology [equipment] come in and out at the end of the day like we do when we’re outside,” he said.
The significance of the theater company hitting the big 2-0, especially when some of those years fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, has not been lost on Morgan.
“Some theater companies start, stop and don’t last very long,” he said. “We are still a baby
compared to some of the other theater companies in Burlington County that have been around for 40, 60 or 70 years.”
A full schedule of events and ticket information is available at https://www.moorestowntheatercompany.org/, Morgan said.
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