This week, we're talking with Pam Orear. She's directing a production of "The Lion King Jr.," which is being presented in conjunction with Ignite! Peoria in August. The show is also an attempt to boost the profile of the performing arts in the District 150 school system, and it features a cast more than 100 young performers.
Orear talks about the unique workshop program that accompanies the rehearsal process, about her hopes for the show, and about the educational value it offers the students.
"The Lion King Jr." will be performed August 12-14 in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.