Palace Theater to present youth musical ‘The Lion King Jr.’

  • Jason Aiwohi-Tomlin as Scar and Aleah Kay as Nala practice a song and scene together while rehearsing "The Lion King Jr." at the Palace Theater on Oct. 3. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Aleah Kay as Nala and Ioane Boshard as Simba practice “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” while rehearsing the scene in “The Lion King Jr.” at the Palace Theater on Oct. 3. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Actors and performers rehearse the opening song from "The Lion King Jr." at the Palace Theater on Oct. 3. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kyden Kaho'ohau'oli De Sa as Mufasa and Milo Willard as Young Simba rehearse a scene with the song "He Lives in You" during rehearsal for "The Lion King Jr." at the Palace Theater on Oct. 3. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

With over 100 people in the cast and crew, the Palace Theater in Hilo is preparing to put on a full stage production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” with actors from 4 to 18 years old.