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Disney’s The Lion King Jr. – Audition Central

Musical Audition Instructions

Who can Audition? Youth grades 2 – 12!

Disney’s The Lion King Jr. is based on the full length Broadway stage play. The adaptation allows youth groups to produce the play for the experience of Disney magic and for the fulfillment of young dreams to play certain characters.

As in any musical, there are always primary character parts, secondary or group parts, and ensemble parts in Disney musicals. The idea being that the larger the cast, the more fun and better camaraderie and experiences for all involved.

Disney’s The Lion King Jr. is a musical; therefore, everyone in the cast either sings, dances, or plays a character part. Character parts have dialog to be spoken and/or sung.

**** The audition times are divided over 2 days – Nov 19 from 1:30 – 4:00pm; Nov 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Those wishing to audition are not required to come to both; pick the one that is best for your schedule. Also, those auditioning can come at any time during the time-frames given, but the earlier the better as we try to do script readings also. *****

Those who wish to try-out for a primary character part are required to prepare for it and then audition for it by singing an audition song. Solo vocal parts are many and are within songs – the Ensemble is involved throughout the play.

You may audition for up to 3 character parts. We assume that by registering to be in the cast of Disney’s The Lion King Jr., you will participate at least as a member of the Ensemble. If you are not interested in auditioning for a specific part, you will still be considered for a part in the play, so do not worry.

In Disney’s the Lion King Jr., the primary characters would include: Rafiki, Young Simba, Adult Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Young Nala, Adult Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, and Ed (Hyena).

Secondary parts would include Sarabi, additional Hyenas, and additional Lionesses. Ensemble parts might include the Grass and Jungle people, Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, and Gazelles.

Ensemble members may play multiple parts depending on the scene and time for costume changes.

A few words about being in the Ensemble – some of you who are thinking about auditioning do not want to sing – the Ensemble is involved in most of the songs. The Ensemble does not sing per se; the Ensemble ‘hums, chants, and speaks African phrases’ as a teammate to the primary singer. We have a cast member who will teach the cast How to Pronounce the African Words. Again, do not worry.

The songs below are just a sample of those in the musical: Ensemble parts are involved in Rafiki – ‘Opening – Circle of Life’; Young Simba – ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’; and Mufasa – ‘They Live in You’.

We have provided excerpts of the songs we will audition. Perfection is not a requirement, we will hopefully get you there through rehearsals. We are looking to see how you audition a song – voice volume, presentation, and feeling for the lyrics.

Primary Characters – Summary of Audition Music Tracks

You Do Not Need to Memorize the Lyrics for the Audition Session

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