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The LION KING KIDS

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Disney's The Lion King KIDS

Ages 5-11

Auditions: August 28th, 2022 from 3-5pm

AUDITION INFORMATION

August 28th, 2022 from 3-5pm

 

REHEARSALS

Mondays - Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm, beginning August 20th, 2022

PERFORMANCES

September 30th - October 2nd, 2022 and October 7th - October 9th, 2022

 

FEE

Performance Fee: $175

SYNOPSIS

Based on the 1994 Disney animated feature film of the same name and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 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.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Rafiki: A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. 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  

 

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. 

 

Hyenas: Scar's army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. 

 

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.  

 

Pumba: 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.