The Bravo Television Network will premiere an arts education program titled "Head of the Class: The Lion King" on March 4.
Bravo's "Head of the Class: The Lion King" documents the story of one group of students from P.S. 62 in Queens, New York and three teaching artists, Paul Spinella, Marshell Jones and Obediah Wright as they take Disney's "Pride Rock Project" into the classroom.
Separate from Bravo's "Head of the Class: The Lion King, " Disney's "Pride Rock Project" is a theatre arts program that introduces under served children to some of the award-winning performance and design techniques used by director Julie Taymor in Disney's stage production ofThe Lion King.
Produced and directed by George T. Nierenberg and narrated by Samuel E. Wright, who originated and plays the role of Mufasa in Broadway's The Lion King, Bravo's "Head of the Class: The Lion King premieres March 4 at 6:00 PM/ET, with an encore presentation March 5 at 11 AM/ET.
The Pride Rock Project program for students culminates in a trip to Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, which many of them are seeing for the first time. "We learned that we can use our imagination," said Sasha, a PS 62 5th Grader. "Even if things aren't real, we can make them real."