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SEPTEMBER ENSEMBLE AUDITION DATES ARE NOW FULL - OCTOBER 15TH IS THE ONLY DATE AVAILABLE
 

SATURDAY 14TH SEP‬
‪6-10YRS - 5PM-5:30PM - FULL
‪11-18YRS - 5:30PM – 6:15PM - FULL 

‪SUNDAY 15TH SEP‬
‪6-10YRS – 11AM-11:30AM - FULL
‪11-18YRS – 11:30AM – 12:15PM - FULL ‬

‪TUESDAY 15TH OCT‬
‪ALL AGES 6:30PM-7:15PM - OPEN ‬

 

REHEARSALS COMMENCE ON SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER  3:30PM-5PM

ALL AUDITIONS AND REHEARSALS ARE HELD AT: 7 REBECCA PDE WINSTON HILLS 2153 N

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lion king CHARACTERS

Characters

 

Character Breakdown

RafikiA 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. Rafiki has significant solos in "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You," and leads the African chants throughout the show, so cast a confident performer with a strong singing voice.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: C5Vocal range bottom: A3

EnsembleThe ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures you choose to include. This group can have as few or as many performers as your production permits. Be sure to cast many strong singers. There are also several moments to showcase individual dancers in "The Lioness Hunt" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."

MufasaThe strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba. Cast a mature actor who can convincingly portray the king.Gender: MaleVocal range top: C5Vocal range bottom: B3

SarabiA 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.Gender: Female

ZazuThe anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. Zazu's lyrics are spoken rather than sung, and the role can be played by a boy or girl.Gender: Any

ScarThe 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. Cast a mature performer who can bring out this villain's dark side while handling Scar's sarcastic sense of humor. As his solos can be spoken, opt for an actor over a singer.Gender: MaleVocal range top: A4Vocal range bottom: A3

Young SimbaThe 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. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role.Gender: MaleVocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: B3

SimbaGrows 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, so cast a more mature actor. Be sure that the change in actors is clear: Try having Young Simba hand-off a costume piece, such as a medallion, to older Simba. Also be sure that Simba and Young Simba share a movement vocabulary.Gender: MaleVocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: B3

LionessesThe fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in "The Lioness Hunt," "The Mourning," and "Shadowland." These actors should be strong singers, as the material can be challenging. Depending on the complexity of your choreography, particuarly for "The Lioness Hunt," strong dancers may be desirable as well.Gender: Female

Young NalaA courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind. While Young Nala does sing a little, look for a strong female performer who can portray this confident cub.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: C5Vocal range bottom: A3

NalaGrows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar, so cast a more mature actress to play the character beginning in Scene 10, As with older Simba and Young Simba, ensure that this switch in actors performing a single role is clear. Direct the actors to share a mask or costume piece that distinctly represents Nala, as well as a movement vocabulary.Gender: FemaleVocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: G3

SarafinaA featured lioness and Nala's mother. She has one short, spoken line, so consider giving this part to an actor who is putting in a lot of effort and hard work in rehearsal as a lioness.Gender: Female

ShenziOne 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. With Banzai and Ed, she should be able to laugh loudly and long, as well as be menacing to Young Simba and Young Nala.Gender: Female

Banzai A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy. Look for an outgoing and confident actor who can portray nastiness and gruffness. As banzai is always featured with Shenzi and Ed, consider auditGender: Male

Ed The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication. Ed should be played by an actor who can laugh unabashedly and communicate through physicality and facial expressions rather than words. This role can be played by a boy or girl.Gender: Any

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." Cast actors who are able to sing the background parts of that song while playing the loud and raucous characters. Your hyenas can double as animals of the Pridelands or lionesses.Gender: Any

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. Timon is one of the funniest characters in the show and should be played by a charismatic actor who understands comic timing. This part can be played by a boy or a girl.Gender: AnyVocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: B3

PumbaaA kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation. Cast a boy or girl who can portray this loveable and loyal friend to Timon and Simba with deadpan humor.Gender: AnyVocal range top: G5Vocal range bottom: D4 


Please note there is a rehearsal fee of $19 per rehearsal. ( One rehearsal is 1.5hrs long)  The fee is still due if you miss any rehearsal.