William Henry Middle School, 65 Carver Road, Dover, will host a production of Disney’s “The Lion King Kids” at 6 p.m. March 16.

The 30-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The fifth- and sixth-grade cast and crew contains approximately 50 students led by Mary Caligiure, Joyce Leatherbury, Maia Pitts and Theresa Trice.

“The Lion King Kids” tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar.

There will be a pre-show comprised of various performances that will highlight student talent. Admission is $5 or free for children 13 and younger.

For more, call 857-4206 or email candace.mccarthy@capital.k12.de.us.