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‘The Lion King’ still at the Morris despite cancellation

NOW: ‘The Lion King’ still at the Morris despite cancellation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – “The Lion King” set is still at the Morris Performing Arts Center despite cancelling all remaining performances due to COVID-19.

The stage has not been touched since the shows cancellation back in March. All props and costumes are inside and are covered up so they won’t collect dust.

Jeff Jarnecke, the Executive Director of Venues for the city of South Bend says the set will be stored at the Morris until it can be safely loaded out and moved to its next destination.

“It still takes 13 semi-trucks full of that equipment to be able to produce an event of this scale and so it’s just not anything that’s easy to set up,” Jarnecke said. “It takes 80 people and the better part of two days to be able to unload it all and it took about four days to load it all in, test it and make sure everything was working appropriately.”

“The Lion King” production was supposed to be the longest running show at the Morris Performing Arts Center before its cancellation.

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