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Lionheart’s 'Jungle Book' to Benefit Norcross Co-op

The Disney classic debuts at the local theatre company July 20.

will present an all-youth version of Disney’s "The Jungle Book" on July 20-22, and it will help hundreds of Norcross students gear up for school. The theatre company will donate a portion of the proceeds, as well as collect school supplies, to support the .

“So many families are struggling just to put food on the table and pay their electric bills,” said co-op Director Shirley Cabe. “So when August comes around, many times they just can’t afford school supplies.”

Last year, the co-op gave away about 900 bookbags to students in need along with basic supplies. Pocket folders with three prongs, wide-rule notebook paper, blue pens, and black and white composition books also topped the list of needed supplies.

Lionheart will collect items from patrons at the theatre during the show, as well as donate a portion of the proceeds for schools supplies.

“We hope to give a few kids in our community the supplies and support they need to have a good start in the new school year,” said Tanya Caldwell, Lionheart’s producing artistic director. “This is what a community theatre needs to do: Support the community that supports us.”

The song and dance version of the Rudyard Kipling classic opens July 20 with shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. It also runs July 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and July 22 at 2 p.m. All seats are $10. Reservations are recommended. Visit lionhearttheatre.org or call 678-938-8518 for tickets.

Lionheart Theatre Co. is located in the College Street Playhouse at 10 College Street in Historic Norcross at the College Street Playhouse. The award‐winning community theater welcomes diverse audiences through the same doors that once greeted church parishioners over 100 years ago. The playhouse is set alongside Norcross’ newly renovated and is a short walk to the heart of the downtown area, the perfect place to have dinner, cocktails or shop before or after enjoying a performance.

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