SDP is thrilled to be working with John Schuessler in Lion King Jr. Check out the SDP Actor Interview below and mark your calendars to see Lion King Jr, May 3-13!
Q: What was your first experience with the Lion King story?
A: The first time I remember the Lion King story was when my grandmother gave me tickets to go see it on tour. I was about five and went with my aunt and cousin in South Carolina. It was amazing and I loved the sets and costumes.
Q: Why do you think people relate to Lion King?
A: When you're a kid you think being a grown up will be real freedom. "When I'm a grown up I will be able to do whatever I want." But it changes when you get just a little older and you begin to think that kids are the ones who have more freedom.
Q: What has the story of Lion King taught you?
A: Hakuna Matata! It's all gonna be cool. Also it taught me to rely on friends in a time of need.