I’m a Mean Ole Lion!


Andy Kirkwood playing the role of the Lion.

STUDIO32 are preparing to thrill audiences with their latest musical theatre venture – it’s The Wiz, a modern take on that classic show The Wizard of Oz. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the show features all those well-known characters but with some fabulous new soul, blues and gospel songs.

When Dorothy sets off along the yellow brick road in the land of Oz she meets up with some strange travelling companions, including the Lion. He makes out that he’s the ferocious king of the jungle in his opening number “Mean Ole Lion”, but in fact he’s a big scaredy cat.

Andy Kirkwood playing the role of the Lion.

So Lion joins Dorothy on her journey to meet The Wizard to see if he can get some courage. Along the way their adventures are accompanied by some wonderful upbeat songs, ballads, and large company numbers. Will Lion find his courage in the end, or will he remain a cute little pussycat? To find out come and see this wonderfully entertaining show, a perfect start to the Christmas season.

The role of the Lion is being played by Andy Kirkwood (pictured). Andy joined STUDIO32 last year taking part in the chorus of their winter production White Christmas. Combining an excellent voice with natural acting talent it was obvious that Andy was heading for greater things, and he successfully auditioned for the role of Amos Hart in the company’s sell-out production of Chicago.

He received a standing ovation for his performance, which has fuelled his desire to take on more challenging character parts.

STUDIO32 are proud and delighted to be supporting local charities once again with this production, most notably the San Fulgencio Alzheimer’s Society. The company have raised almost 30,000 euros for charity in under 5 years, and look forward to giving lots more money with donations from this show.

Show dates are Wednesday November 28th to Saturday December 1st at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio, all performances start at 7.30pm with doors open 7pm. Reserved seating tickets are now on sale, priced at 10 euros, and can be obtained by calling 744 48 49 33, by emailing tickets@studiothirtytwo.org, or from the following outlets:

Cards & More, La Marina – 966 790 954

The Card Place, Benijofar – 966 713 266

Current seating availability for each performance is available on their website www.studiothirtytwo.org . Tickets are in great demand for this show, already there is only limited availability for the Friday and Saturday performances, so be sure to book your seat now for what promises to be a spectacular evening’s entertainment. You won’t be disappointed!