Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” Opens to Sold Out Crowds at Upper Darby Summer Stage

Excellent seats are still available for other children’s theater productions this season.


DREXEL HILL, Pa., — (June 28, 2018)  – Upper Darby Summer Stage presents sold-out performances of Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” on July 11 through July 13.  For those who missed their chance to purchase tickets, there are still excellent seats available for other exciting children’s theater productions. In addition, tickets are on sale for the 2018 Mainstage production, “42nd Street,” perfect for the whole family.

Performances are at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA., minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Tickets for the children’s theater shows are $8-$12 and are $14- $17 for “42nd Street.” Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189.

The remaining children’s theater shows offer fun entertainment for the entire family and include “Freckleface Strawberry, the Musical” (July 25-27), “A Year with Frog and Toad” (August 1-3) as well as Disney’s “Mary Poppins, Jr.” (August 7-10). Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” will also open to sold-out crowds (July 18-20).

Theater lovers of all ages will enjoy the Mainstage production “42nd Street,” a family musical featuring a showcase of Broadway-style tap dancing numbers. Evening performances are on July 27 and 28 and August 3 and 4 with a matinee on, August 4.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

From left to right clockwise: Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting as Nala, Asha Houston of Plymouth Meeting as Rafiki, Krystyna Barr of Havertown as Zazu, and Bryant Carter of Upper Darby as Simba. Photo credit; James Mergliano

About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.

Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 10 in the Theater Bugs program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include Theater Bugs (10-11 yrs.), Magic Makers (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.



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