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Be A Lion: Musical and Talkback

$10 per participant
  • About This Program

    Based on the musical by Rory Sheriff, and Brand New Sheriff Productions

    Led by BNS Teaching Artists, this sequel to The Wiz is a performance demonstration highlighting courageous figures, like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who shifted our consciousness and our society with acts of bravery. Similar acts of courage are displayed by characters in the musical Be A Lion. It tells what happens in Oz after Dorothy leaves. The cast of Be A Lion will perform most of the songs from the original show in costume and have a talk-back with the audience.

    Participants will engage in:

    • Role-playing
    • Make-up + costuming
    • Exploration of social justice topics relative to today
    • Self-reflection


    • 12 noon - 12:45 pm
      Face painting & costume play with participants
    • 1 pm - 1:45 pm
      Be a Lion musical revue
    • 1:45 pm - 2 pm
      Talk-back with BNS cast and playwright

    Note: Those who would like to attend and enjoy the performance must purchase a ticket. Tickets must be purchased for all attendees in order to have proper seating accommodations.

  • About BNS Productions

    BNS (Brand New Sheriff) Productions is an African American repertory theatre company that highlights the Black experience through classic, contemporary and original theatre works. BNS Productions started a vision from Founder, Rory Sheriff, to mentor youth and bring families together. Rory also has a deep passion for veterans and their loved ones. As an Iraq war veteran and a product of a military family, he understands the challenges military families face during times of deployment. Rory has a long history of community activism and enjoys providing stellar theatre experiences for the whole family.

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