Disney's Lion King Jr Auditions
The Lion King is the story of Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands, a thriving and beautiful region in the African savanna. When Simba’s father Mufasa is killed by his uncle Scar, though, Simba is led to believe that his father’s death is his fault, and he is encouraged to run away forever. Scar seizes power and with his already unstable mind deteriorating, the Pride Lands experiences a darkness and desolation from which only Simba can save the animals of the kingdom. Featuring classic songs from the film such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” The Lion King is a story and a spectacle about identity, family, and responsibility that is enjoyed worldwide by people of all ages.
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When Are Auditions?
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:30pm
Please sign up for the day you wish to audition (you do not need to attend both days).
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30pm
Auditioners must be between ages 7 and 17 (or 18 if still in high school).
Where Are Auditions?
Auditions are held at The Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive. Please see Contact Info for detailed directions and a map.
What COVID-19 protocols are in place?
All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held in person. Currently auditions and rehearsals are masked, while tech week and performances are unmasked. Performers are required to submit regular negative COVID test results for continued participation. It is recommended that participants are vaccinated. Full YPT-COVID protocols can be seen here.
Note: If a potential auditionee tests postiive for COVID, please contact us for alternate arrangements at [email protected]
What Do I Need In Order To Audition?
Please be prepared to sing a short portion of a song. Bring piano sheet music for a song you have already learned.
- Do not use a song from the show.
- Do not sing to taped music or sing a cappella.
You do not have to sing an entire song. We only want to get an idea of how well you can carry a tune and follow accompaniment. Sixteen to 32 measures should be sufficient. If you are "called back" for a principal role on callback night, we will ask you to sing some more.
If you do not have a song, we still encourage you to come, and we will have a few selections available for you such as "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music; "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, or "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".
You will need to fill out an audition form. This can be done in advance or at the the theater on the day of auditions. (If filling out at the theater, please come an additional 15-20 minutes early to allow time to fill out the form - including potential rehearsal conflicts). To access the audition form now click here: Coming Soon
When are Performances?
Please check your conflicts: there are no missed performances and no missed tech week rehearsals.
Tech Week: Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 11 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 18 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm
Friday, March 31 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 1 at 2:00pm
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm
There are also school shows (field trip opportunities for schools to come see the show during the week). You WILL miss a day of school for these shows. It is considered a valid excused absence and a note will be provided. The school show performances are:
**THURSDAY March 16 at 9:15am and noon**
If you have any conflicts during Tech Week or performance dates, we ask that you not audition, but wait for a more convenient show. If you miss a Tech Week rehearsal or a performance, it may impact casting in future productions.
For additional questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]