Theatre Program

Children's Theatre Productions


RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King MUFASA. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard. Enacting his plan, Scar leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals the hyenas to scare a herd of wildebeest. Scar alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son. Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scar pushes his brother back into the gorge, where he is trampled. Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return. As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba, Scar assumes the throne. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA, who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home. Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, NALA decides to leave and seek help. To her delight, she finds SIMBA alive in the jungle.  Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father. With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands.

PERFORMANCES: March 16-18, 2018 at Irmo High School


Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

PERFORMANCES: May 4-6, 2018 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College








Registration Information:

2017-2018 Registration Dates

Registration for the following shows will occur beginning on the following dates:

Saturday, November 4th for Spring Shows:

Lion King Jr. (March 2018 performance)

High School Musical Jr. (May 2018 performance)

All shows are $175 per person

How registration works: NEW!!!

At 8:30 AM registrations can be done as usual on our website at (Click on the "REGISTER" button on the bottom right of the main page)

For your convenience Crooked Creek Park & Seven Oaks Park staff will be available in person and over the phone for phone-in registrations, or for help with online registrations (345-6181 and 772-3336).

New!: Participants will only be able to register for one show when registration opens on July 15/November 4.  You may then place your child on the “wish list” for their 2nd choice show.


Which one do I go on? It can get confusing, but our goal is to give as many people as possible a chance to be in a show. So we allow each person to sign up for one show per season (Fall/Spring). If there is room after a week has gone by we will look at the waitlist and/or wishlist for each show.

If you enrolled in one show (let's say High School Musical Jr.) and you would like to be considered to be a part of the cast for the other show (for example, Lion King Jr.), you would go on the WISHLIST for your 2nd choice show (Lion King). If there is room we may add you, and you will then be two shows for the season.

If your first choice is full, enroll on the WAITLIST for it. If the registration is full, it will ask you automatically if you want to be on the wait list -- no fees will be charged unless we add you to the cast.

On Monday July 24/November 13, we will start to pull people who are on the waitlist for their first show, as well as those who are on the 2nd wish lists.


If you are registering online, please feel free to check with the parks to verify your log-in information prior to the open registration day — this will hopefully prevent any problems on registration day.

For information on any of our programs, call or visit us at either of our parks:

Seven Oaks Park

200 Leisure Lane

Columbia, SC 29210


Crooked Creek Park

1098 Old Lexington Hwy

Chapin, SC 29036


Or visit us online at!