Discover Musical Theatre:
The Lion King

“Hakuna, Matata! It means no worries, for the rest of your days, it's our problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata!,” sing Timon and Pumbaa.  You're little one is invited to come explore the Savannah where we will roar loudly, roll, tumble, and dance for joy to the rhythms and beats of Disney's The Lion King. These musical theatre based lessons will focus on encouraging gross and small motor skills, rhythm and repetition, teamwork and joyful confidence.  Come actively practice the English language and get ready to sing, dance, and act with Simba and all his friends.

Ages 4-7
The course is designed for children in Kindergarten.

Arrival time is between 16:00-16:10, the course begins at 16:10, and the duration is 50 minutes.
(Pick-up from the Inneres Lind Hort will be arranged for this course. Please notify the instructor, Melissa Tranchet, in the "Messages" portion of the enrolment form if you need this service.)

6 Sessions
August 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4

Course Language: English
The course is taught in a combination of English, High German, and Swiss German with a focus on learning English through active practice of singing, dancing, and acting.  

Make-up Day: If the instructor is absent during the course due to illness, October 5 will be the make-up day.

What to wear?: Please wear comfortable clothing, indoor shoes or grippy socks, and bring a water bottle. 

Enrollment: The course will take place if a minimum of 3 course participants enroll. Enrollment for this course will reach a maximum at 8 course participants.

Total Course Cost: CHF 120


Melissa Tranchet

As a graduate of the University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre department and a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Melissa Tranchet, performed professionally in New York City and toured the United States in such shows as Oklahoma!, NINE, Merrily We Roll Along, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and many more.  Over the past decade, Melissa’s creative journey in Switzerland has lead her to direct, choreograph, and teach with various groups, including Zürich International School, the Zürich based theatre group ComunicArt, the young women's choir Jugendstimmen Zürich, Places! Adliswil, and the Vollgas Theater group through the Insieme Luzern.  Melissa is currently the president of the Theater Arts Collaborative (TAC), a Verein located in Canton Zürich. TAC brings together performing arts professionals to promote English language learning through theatre and music productions. Melissa’s latest project is as the creator, curator, and owner of The Practice Room GmbH, located in Winterthur, Switzerland.  The Practice Room offers courses in well-being and the performing arts which support the learning desires of her local neighborhood.


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