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AUDITIONS for MTC's Youth Production of The Lion King Jr.
McLaughlin Studio Theatre
Loomis, CA
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The African savannah comes to life on MTC's stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the Jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Ages 6-15

Auditions:
March 2, 2018
6:00pm-7:30pm

March 3, 2018
6:30-8:00pm

*$35 Audition Fee (Applies toward tuition)

Callbacks:
March 4, 2018
Time TBA

Shows:
May 11-20, 2018

Tuition: $335
*Scholarship opportunities available (limited)

Audition Information:
Please read carefully.

Music and Dance intensive show.

Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT Seussical) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.

NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!

Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.

MTC   3470 Swetzer Rd. Loomis CA 91650   916-652-6377

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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, so cast a confident performer with a strong singing voice.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble
The 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."

Mufasa
The 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: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sarabi
A 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

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, and the role can be played by a boy or girl.
Gender: Both

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. 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: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A3

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. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

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, 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: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

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. Depending on the complexity of your choreography, particuarly for "The Lioness Hunt," strong dancers may be desirable as well.
Gender: Female

Young Nala
A 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: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Nala
Grows 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: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarafina
A 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

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.
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 audit
Gender: 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: Both

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: Both

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: Both
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Pumbaa
A 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: Both
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Space may still be available. Please call the studio for more information. 916-652-6377.

Location

McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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