Aydan Salim had been preparing for this highly anticipated role as Simba, in the junior run of the infamous Broadway hit, the Lion King. This particular encapsulation of the Lion King was held at the prestigious Riverside Theater, off-Broadway, where patrons gathered in an intimate setting, to take in the next generation of Broadway's finest.
This Guyanese American Actor, has all the features of a hardworking Guyanese, knowing what he wants and putting in the long hours to get there. On the other hand, being in the land of opportunity, allows him to realize all his potential. As a child model constantly working and immersed in the Arts and Entertainment, this experience was inevitable!
The awe-inspiring performances of this Lion King's cast, from the youngest child to the oldest teenager, brought new life into this creative wonder of a showcase. With their masks on, this responsible cast worked diligently to give us hope, as in the plot and in real life!
Over the past year, we've seen the tireless work put in by our Star, Aydan. With the strong support of his family, it's no wonder that the coveted role of Simba was awarded to this powerhouse talent. He's always sharpening his skills, be it in singing solo or with his family. After all, you have to put in the time to get the prize! Aydan knows this and it shows in his phenomenal performance as Simba in the Lion King.
While this role solidifies Aydan's abilities as an Actor, be sure to keep a close eye on this teenager.
Like many Guyanese families, we'll see a road trampled on and we'll make it a sweeter journey and for the roads less traveled, we'll add the side guards, so others can try it safely. Guyanese are doing so much, behind the scenes and in this case, Aydan's in the spotlight!
Cheers to the Salim's family on an outstanding job!