BETHANY >> With a generous grant from their headlining sponsor, The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, The Spartan Players at Amity Middle School Bethany, recently announced their spring musical — “The Lion King Jr.” — to be performed on March 11 and 12. The Spartan Players will bring the African savannah to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they travel from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.

Jared Andrew Brown and Patrick Laffin will once again team up with Amity staff members Keith Smolinski and Robert Fragione. For more information, visit The Spartan Players on Facebook or jaredandrew.com/TheSpartanPlayers.