In what is seen as its biggest-ever production, The Modern High School in Dubai, is presenting a musical Circle of Life, based on Disney's Lion King. The proceeds of the show would go towards charity. Circle of Life features professional sets, sound, lighting and choreography.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 29 Apr 2004, 12:56 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:32 AM

The show is produced and choreographed by Kevin J. Oliver, whose earlier musical had played to full houses over the past decade. Kevin J. Oliver is presently group cultural coordinator of GEMS (Global Education Management Systems).

Modern High School earlier productions include Cats, Starlight Express, Ms Wiz, Oliver, Heroes, A Carnival Tale, Smike and Saturday Night Fever, all of them directed by Kevin Oliver.

The last of the five evening public shows will be held tomorrow from 8 pm onwards. Tickets, priced at Dh25 are available at the school box office. The morning shows are reserved for school children. One of these morning shows has been reserved for the beneficiaries of the show - the Al Noor Center for Children with Special Needs & Rashid Paediatric Centre.

The show has been sponsored by Emirates Bank International and Network International, supported by IDP Education Australia, Khaleej Times and 106.2 HUM FM.

The show will have masks, puppets and props made in-house by master craftsman Rahula Tawalandana and his team. Bones, animal horns, light-weight masks, tusks, birds on head gear will be used to fuse animal and children into one entity. There are tailors, bead workers, sculptors, carpenters, puppet makers creating works of art for the show.

All proceeds from the "Creative Festival", "The Golden Raffle", and "Circle of Life" events in 2003-04, will be given to the children of Al Noor Center for Children with Special Needs and Rashid Paediatric Centre.

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