Loading Events
This event has passed.

Auditions for The Lion King Jr.

Apex Theatre Studio’s Winter musical, The Lion King Jr.
Directed by Faith Knapp
Musical direction by Isabel Dondero
Choreography by Tess Sturgeon
Auditions: Monday, November 16th, 2020
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, December 1st at 4:15 p.m.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays 4:15-6:15 (Ensemble) Thursdays (4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Saturdays 10:30-12:45 p.m.
Performances are Monday, March 15th and Tuesday, March 16th at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Cost $500.00 (50 contact hours/10.00/hr Payment plan available)
ROLES AVAILABLE:
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.
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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Sarabi
A featured lioness, Mufasa’s mate, and Simba’s mother.
Gender: Female
Zazu
The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.
Gender: Any
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.
Gender: Any
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.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: 5
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.
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,
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Sarafina
A featured lioness and Nala’s mother.
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.
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.
Gender: Any
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: Any
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: Any
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: Any
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: Any
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4