Disney’s The Lion King Jr Auditions at Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers

DAVIS MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY
607 Pena Drive #10
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3682
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Auditions for Disney’s Lion King, junior
“The Circle of Life…”
AUDITIONS MON, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 & TUE, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 @4:30PM Callbacks, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @4:30pm.
All auditioneers will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a photo of the card, a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours is required for children under 12. Actors will be masked for auditions and callbacks, as well as rehearsals and performances, per a Yolo County Mandate issued July 30, 2021.
Sign-up for a time slot. Auditions are live at 607 Pena Drive, Davis:
The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater Division announces auditions for Disney’s The Lion King, junior, Monday, September 27, 2021 at 4:30pm and Tuesday, September 28, 2021 also at 4:30pm, with callbacks on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:30pm. The show is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with performances on Saturday, November 20, 2021-2pm; Saturday, November 27, 2021-2pm; Saturday, December 4, 2021-2pm; Friday, December 10, 2021-7pm; Saturday, December 11, 2021-2pm; Sunday, December 12, 2021-2pm.
The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. Music by Sir Elton John & lyrics by Sir Tim Rice.
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Role
Description
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. Rafiki has significant solos in “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You,” and leads the African chants throughout the show.
Mufasa
The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands.
Sarabi
A featured lioness, Mufasa’s mate, and Simba’s mother.
Zazu
The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. Zazu’s lyrics are spoken rather than sung.
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 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. Lionesses: The 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.
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. She has one short, spoken line.
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. With Banzai and Ed, she should be able to laugh loudly and long, as well as be menacing to Young Simba and Young Nala.
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
A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren’t so lazy.
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.”
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.
Pumbaa
A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.
Ensemble
The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures you choose to include.