Auditions for The Lion King, Jr. will be held May 20th & 21st, beginning at 5:30pm each night at the Washita Theatre. Call backs are May 22nd if needed.
Auditions are open to ages 5 through 9th grade.
There are both solo roles and ensemble roles available.
Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, young Simba, older Simba, young Nala, older Nala, Zazu, Timon, and Pumbaa.
*Those auditioning for these solo roles are expected to be animated, have strong singing voices, have a good sense of rhythm for dance, and have minimal date conflicts.
Those auditioning for solo roles need to prepare a song (or portion of a song) approximately one minute in length. You will sing this song at your audition.
All persons auditioning will participate in a group song audition.
Please wear appropriate (easy to move in) dance attire and shoes. No bare feet, flip-flops, or sandals will be allowed on stage.
All persons auditions will participate in group dance auditions.
Cold reads from the script only. No prepared monologue needed.
Other audition information
All persons auditioning, even those not auditioning for major/solo roles will be expected to get on stage, sing and dance as a group, follow direction, be animated and project their voices.
Rehearsals will begin immediately following auditions. Rehearsals begin 3-4 times per week, work into 4-5 times per week, and end in daily rehearsals the final two weeks. Rehearsals can be scheduled weekday evenings 6-8pm, Saturday mornings, or Sunday afternoon. Times will be extended as we get closer to the show and start working in costumes and makeup. The rehearsal schedule will be made and distributed at the first read-through.
A list of date conflicts from May 22 to August 4 should be brought to auditions. The rehearsal schedule is created to work around the majority of conflicts, therefore they must be known in advance. We can work around some conflicts, including vacations, in May, June and the first part of July. Conflicts from July 15 forward would be extremely difficult to work around.
Being part of a show is a huge time commitment. Actors are expected to dedicate most of their summer to the show, which means there will be other events they will miss. The rewards are great. We work together as a team, learn from and encourage each other, and become a family. We encourage (and count on) parental help in building sets, creating props and costumes, and helping to corral kids both a rehearsals and backstage during shows.
Children auditioning must be old enough and mature enough to take care of themselves, take direction and follow rules. We do not have the personnel to provide individual attention to any child. The majority of costumes will be provided. Actors will also be given sponsorship forms and be expected to obtain at least two sponsors for $25 each to help pay for the tremendous costume expense.
Show dates are July 25-28, and August 1-4, 2019.
If there are any additional questions, please ask on Facebook, or contact the directory, Cheryl Critchfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-639-6111.
NOTE: If you wish to audition, but are unable to audition on one of those two dates, please contact the director (at email@example.com or 405-639-6111) immediately to schedule a pre-audition.