LAWTON, Okla. — Due to an overwhelming response to Lawton Community Theatre’s Lion King Experience summer camp, the theater has added a second camp week, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 through July 3 at the theater, 1316 NW Bell in Lawton.


Twenty future thespians signed up for the first week of the Lion King Experience summer camp, taking place June 22-26. Lawton Community Theatre will be accepting 20 more camp participants for the second week of camp. Both weeks of the Lion King Experience summer camp will be helmed by the theater’s Technical Director Bryson Petersen.

“The response to camp has been phenomenal,” Petersen said. “We hit our capacity within 48 hours of making the announcement, and as the waitlist kept growing and growing we just knew we needed to provide more opportunities for these students. The second week of camp will be identical to the first so that everyone gets the same opportunities. I'm so glad the folks in Lawton are ready to do some theatre.”

The summer camp is engineered for students junior high and high school aged who have a penchant for performing and a desire to learn about all aspects of theatre. In addition to this unique education from a Lincoln Center-trained teaching artist, participants will receive a welcome bag packed with education resources and LCT swag, plus a guaranteed spot in the production of “The Lion King Jr.,” which will take place August 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris. Although the theater is looking forward to hosting the Lion King Experience summer camp and its production of “The Lion King Jr.,” the theater is still being cautious and will enforce CDC summer camp guidelines in order to keep participants safe.

Cost to participate in LCT’s Lion King Experience summer camp is $89.00. Camp is for students aged 10 to 18. Eight and nine year olds who are interested in the summer camp, should email Petersen at to inquire about opportunities for young performers. For more information and to register for the Lion King Experience summer camp, visit Lawton Community Theatre’s website, or call the box office at 580-355-1600.

Lawton Community Theatre is the longest continually running community theater in the state of Oklahoma. LCT has produced high-quality theater productions since 1952 with a mission to promote live theater and enrich the quality of life in Southwest Oklahoma. More information about LCT can be found on its website,


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