2023 Audition Season
The Lion King, Jr.
Audition Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084AAFAE2CA7F58-lion
Shows: April 14-16, 2023
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world! The African savannah comes to life on our stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
Ages 10-18 are invited to audition.
If you are cast in this show, there will be a $100 production fee.
This production will be directed by Alex Weaver and choreographed by Stephanie Martin.
Rehearsals will begin the weekend of March 3rd and run: Fridays 6:30-9pm, Saturdays 9am-3pm, and Sundays 2-5pm until tech week.
Date: January 20th-21st (Callbacks & Dance Call afternoon & evening of January 21st)
Location: Cavod Performing Arts (665 West Main Street, New Holland PA 17557)
Please sign up for an audition slot HERE! Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your selected time.
Please prepare a one-minute monologue, and sing 16-32 bars (approximately one minute) of a musical theatre song that shows off your vocal and acting range. Sheet music is required: an accompanist will be provided. Bring an 8×10 photo of your head and shoulders (headshot) with your theatre resume stapled to the back. Your resume should be a listing of your contact info, education, and theatre/singing/performing experience.
If you’d like to submit a video audition, please email a HEADSHOT, RESUME, and a VIDEO of you performing a one-minute monologue and singing one 16-32 bar cut (along to a live or pre-recorded instrumental) to email@example.com. DUE: January 18th
LION KING JR. CAST OF CHARACTERS
Rafiki – A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery.
Young Simba – The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can’t wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa’s death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.
Simba – Grows from a cub to lion in “Hakuna Matata.” Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar.
Mufasa – The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.
Sarabi – A featured lioness, Mufasa’s mate, and Simba’s mother. Sarabi has a few key speaking lines for an actor who can deliver the care and command of a queen.
Zazu – The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.
Scar – The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands.
Young Nala – A courageous lion and Young Simba’s best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.
Nala – Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.
Sarafina – A featured lioness and Nala’s mother.
Shenzi – One of Scar’s hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself.
Banzai – A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren’t so lazy.
Ed – The third member of Scar’s trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.
Timon – An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo.
Pumbaa – A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.
Lionesses – The fierce hunters of the Pridelands. These actors should be strong singers and dancers.
Hyenas – Scar’s army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. Hyenas are mangy, mindless creatures who sing in “Be Prepared.”
Inhabitants of the Pridelands: giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and more.