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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride also known as Conjuguemos Live! is a musical based on the eponymous 1998 sequel to The Lion King (1997), with music by Nick Glennie-Smith, Mark Mancina, Jay Rafkin, Lebo M, and Elton John, and lyrics by Marty Panzer, Tom Snow, Kevin Quinn, Randy Petersen, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Lebo M, Jack Feldman, Scott Warrender, Joss Whedon and Aeric Abison. It is set in the period after Simba becomes king of the Pride Lands and focuses on the tree frogs based on the extended stop-motion Korean story of a tree frog. This show's running time is 92 minutes. The new musical sequel's name will not have the five lions (Kiara, Kovu, Nuka, Vitani, Zira) but new animals including tree frogs and trained animals. During this time, new sets and costumes were designed, as well as 34 new musical numbers with returning songs written in addition to the ones including Happy Feet 2 and The Pebble and the Penguin. New scenes showing Korrina and Kim meeting Reina, Reina sobbing near the tomb, and expansions on ultimate extended scenes in the new live show are also included, which help to expand the story and provide some exposition on the impact after the second act on the Pride Lands and shed greater light on each of the new main characters. The new show is to premiere in April of 2023.

The Lion King 2- Simba's Pride (2023) (Second Version)

Orchestra[]

Woodwinds and Reed Aerophones[]

  • Piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, saxophone, harmonica, bansuri, cane pan flute (pipe), 2 clarinets, recorder, 2 bassoons, didgeridoo, and accordion

Brass[]

  • 4 french horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 4 trombones (3 tenors and 1 bass), and bass tuba

Strings[]

  • harp, first and second violins, 2 violas, 2 fiddles, dulcimer, cello, 5 mandolins, 7 guitars, double bass, and banjo

Percussion with Keyboards and Theremin[]

  • timpani, theremin, bass drum, African drums, cymbals, lion's roar drum, rainstick, guiro, cuica, tambourine, triangle, snare drum, temple wooden fish, woodblock, xylophone, marimba, castanets, gong, maracas, 2 pianos, celesta, and whip

Synopsis[]

Act I[]

After the second act of the musical, we hear African voices as the sun rises up while the two zebras instead of three, nine gazelles instead of twelve and only half of the white bird ladies from the beginning appearance instead of four. The two antelopes, the giraffes, the cheetah, three cranes, the rhinoceros, and the two wildebeests still appear with the addition of birds appearing as kites on poles. Then the lionesses appear with the other animals to celebrate the continuing Circle of Life before the animals present a newborn cub, named Kiara who is the daughter of Simba and Nala. Two trained ostriches, a cape buffalo (played by two men), two sea lions, two trained camels (Bactrian and Dromedary), trained birds (including macaws, eagles, and vultures) and trained tigers walk up the aisle between the lower level of seats and up onto the stage. Meanwhile, the two antelopes engage in more call and response when African chants continue. Rafiki goes over to them and takes the cub Kiara, lifting her into the air as the song draws to a close. The animals below turn to face Pride Rock and bow as Kiara is presented. The song ends with a black out as Rafiki lifts Kiara into the air with Simba and Nala looking on revealing two cheetah storytellers (Cheetah Storyteller 1 as male and Cheetah Storyteller 2 as female), Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba welcoming us to the 90-minute sequel.

To begin the story, the cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba encourage the viewers to think up the Jungle with a large pond and ten lily pads, where Reina and Mama Tree Frog are having their own dinner but Reina yells, "I DON'T EAT IT!" and sings a song about not eating vegetables making the cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba cover their ears.

The cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba continue the story where Mama Tree Frog and Reina are learning a tree frog's call (Côtelle).

Meanwhile we see the night sky, we see Zazu and Reina's mom watching Reina sleep in her bed.

The next morning, Reina's mom wakes Reina up but Reina's mom continues vaccuming. This caused Reina to yell, "STOP THE VACCUM!" along with Zazu.

Reina's mom gets Reina's hat and bag on the way to the savannah. Reina opened the door and saw ten lily pads resembling every kind of wild animal (tiger, tropical bird, monkey, sea turtle, dolphin, fish, penguin, elephant, giraffe, and lion).

Reina jumps with a boing on the first lily pad while Zazu gives us facts to the animal from the tiger to the lion.

Finally, Reina goes to the left side of the savannah where she meets Sonia (but in Coeburn Middle School, she is replaced by Valerie). Sonia joins Zazu, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, and the cheetah storytellers. The story continues with Charlie (with the yellow shirt), Aisha (with the pink shirt), and Vert (with a black-and-white shirt and the smell of rotten eggs) for leaping over Reina and Vert but gets interrupted by a rock, paper, scissors, shoe game.

Suddenly a storm comes in and Venin (a male green cobra) appears from backstage right. Reina gets chased by Venin but was saved by her mom. Zazu, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Sonia, and the cheetah storytellers watch and scream out the horror and fear as Venin bites the arm of Reina's mom but Reina's mom chops Venin's tongue making Venin slither to the tall grass until the veterinarian (offstage) gets Venin's tongue fixed.

Meanwhile, the lionesses, Nala, and Sarabi join the cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Sonia, Zazu, and Simba for the next scene that is Mama Tree Frog's death.

Reina sobs in sadness but Reina's mom was seen bitten by the cobra causing her death. After the song, Reina's mom dies while Sarabi, Reina, and the lionesses sob and wail in sadness. Nala faints to the ground. Sonia covers her ears. The cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba wipe their tears away leading to the first act finale.

We see the rainstorm with the sign that said, "Mama Tree Frog". The lionesses, Nala, Sarabi the cheetah storytellers, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, Sonia, and Simba watch Reina touch Mama Tree Frog's tomb (made by a vulture offstage for burial) as Milele (reused from The Lion King) was sung by the background singers.

Act 2[]

The chorus, dressed in colorful clothes with ornate bird puppets and kites, followed by trained birds begin the Second Act (with the reuse of One by One from The Lion King Musical). After the song, however, the beautiful puppeteered birds with kites and the trained birds join the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba.

The two cheetah storytellers continue the story beginning with Reina running into the tall grass near Mama Frog's tomb. Suddenly, Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim frighten her and she hides behind a rock to escape from the yelling of Kim's peacock and Penelope the Penguin braying loudly like a donkey. Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim join the birds, the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba during the story.

Suddenly, lightning strikes and two vultures (Turkey Vulture played by a female and Ruppell's Griffon Vulture played by a male) terrify Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim, the birds, the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba and began to run offstage left and right.

When Reina goes to the den, Janja brings in the vultures, hyenas, skuas, and jackals (led by Reirei) to gather around her as the two cheetah storytellers try to prepare to pronounce judgement on Reina. Cheetah 2 tries to intercede on Reina’s behalf but the turkey vulture silences her and exiles Reina (“Not One Of Us”).

Suddenly inside the dark den, Korrina is alone on the spotlight and sings in an aria about Reina is still alive until Zazu peeked out from offstage right hearing Korrina's voice. He sings to Korrina. Korrina hears the high-pitched comedic squawking song echoing through the den making the trained flying foxes and bats fly around, joyfully realizes that Reina is alive, and draws Reina (as a 14-year old) onto her painting of Reina. Zazu and Korrina embrace each other.

In the dovecote (with white doves), Daabi and Quail appear and confess their love for each other. Soon the entire viewers join in the chorus of Love Will Find A Way. After the song, this is followed by the white doves, Daabi, and Quail joining Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim, the birds, the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba all together.

Suddenly, Venin comes back (with his fixed tongue) ready to bite the two cheetah storytellers but the secretary bird stops Venin from biting the two cheetah storytellers. The secretary bird, Aisha, Vert, and Charlie join Reina. All of the animals join the white doves, Daabi, Quail, Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim, the birds, the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba. Reina picks all volunteers from the viewers to sing Under Pressure from Happy Feet 2.

Venin was collapsed and killed by the flowing water below as the entire gang congratulates the volunteers.

The second act ends with the volunteers, animals, Aisha, Vert, Charlie, Reina, white doves, Daabi, Quail, Iris, Serena, Korrina, and Kyururu Kim, the birds, the lionesses, Nala, Sarabi, the cheetah storytellers, Sonia, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba in a grand finale the cast closes the show with the reprise of We Are One leading a blackout finishing Act II and leads to the curtain call at the end of the performance.

Animals in Centers of the Auditorium[]

Lions, Tigers, and Bears[]

  • Anteater
  • Antelope
  • Armadillo
  • Baboon
  • Badger
  • Bear
  • Bison
  • Buffalo
  • Camel
  • Capybara
  • Cat
  • Cheetah
  • Cougar
  • Cow
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Dingo
  • Dog
  • Donkey
  • Elephant
  • Fox
  • Gazelle
  • Gibbon
  • Giraffe
  • Goat
  • Gorilla
  • Hippopotamus
  • Horse
  • Hyena
  • Hyrax
  • Ibex
  • Jackal
  • Jaguar
  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Lemur
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Lynx
  • Marmoset
  • Meerkat
  • Monkey
  • Nyala
  • Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Rhinoceros
  • Sheep
  • Sloth
  • Squirrel
  • Tiger
  • Warthog
  • Wildebeest
  • Wolf
  • Yak
  • Zebra

Vultures, Swans, and Peacocks[]

  • Chicken
  • Cockatoo
  • Crowned Crane
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Egret
  • Emu
  • Flamingo
  • Goose
  • Hornbill
  • Hummingbird
  • Lapwing
  • Macaw
  • Ostrich
  • Parrot
  • Peacock
  • Quail
  • Quetzal
  • Rooster
  • Stork
  • Swan
  • Toucan
  • Turaco
  • Turkey
  • Umbrella Bird
  • Vulture
  • Woodpecker
  • Xenops

Reptiles and Amphibians[]

  • Alligator
  • Butterfly
  • Crocodile
  • Lizard
  • Salamander
  • Snake
  • Spider
  • Tortoise
  • Tree Frog
  • Turtle

Sea Lions and Aquarium Animals[]

  • Beaver
  • Harbor Seal
  • Nutria
  • Otter
  • Pelican
  • Penguin
  • Polar Bear
  • Seagull
  • Sea Lion
  • Walrus

Trivia[]

  • Some new animals (puppeteered and trained) will be featured in this particular musical. These animals include ostriches (resembling the real ones), sea lions, camels, flamingos, raccoons, red pandas, foxes, penguins, tigers, a secretary bird (played by a woman), leopards, trained birds (macaws and eagles), llamas, hippos, monkeys, and a cape buffalo (puppeteered and played by two men). These animals appear in the Act 1 opening song and in the Act 2 musical numbers (Under Pressure and the finale of We Are One). There's a peacock, a pink axolotl (played by a seven-year old girl), a long-wattled umbrellabird, a Nile lechwe, a walrus, and a wolf that appear in the show.

Transcript[]

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