Hammond Eastside Magnet in partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University presented “The Lion King Jr.” at the Columbia Theatre on Feb. 4-5.

Double casting allowed more students to take lead roles with students from first through eighth grades in The Company.

The Company of Hammond Eastside Magnet is the school’s elite performing group. Students audition in the fall and perform throughout the school year at different functions throughout the community. Approximately 150 students were selected this year.