Brite Stars – The Lion King, Jr.
The African savannah comes to life on our 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.
There are plenty of parts to go around, with leading roles for both boys and girls.
Auditions begin 2/6 from 3:45pm-8:00pm. There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting that day. Parents should be prepared to sign up for volunteer jobs on this day. Every family is required to sign up for 8 points worth of volunteering.
All students should come prepared to sing a song from the show. Students should refer to Music Theater International for all auditioning sides and details. This is an incredible resource to help prepare for this season’s audition.
Go to https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-the-lion-king-jr, then click on Audition Central. Each character has a breakdown and songs to prepare.
Miss Holly will be using these exact auditioning sides during the audition process. We may not need to hear all the songs or read all the scenes, but any material used will come from this resource. The soundtrack to The Lion King is available on iTunes so you can begin preparing. Although we are doing The Lion King, Jr., the music is very similar. Bring your script and a pencil. Please wear comfortable audition clothing and closed toed dancing shoes. Look for a more detailed email to follow. The audition and callback process will continue on 2/7-8 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Children will be seen on a need to see basis, and may be released earlier than 8pm. Feel free to stay and support your child, or check emails during the auditioning process. We may continue callbacks during class time with the full cast on 2/13 from 4:00pm-6:00pm with specific students asked to stay until 7:30pm. You must be available all 4 audition dates to be considered for a role 2/6, 2/7, 2/8 and 2/13. Due to the nature and intensity of the puppetry training that is needed – please be prepared for added rehearsals.
Students are also encouraged to register and attend one of the Auditioning Workshops.
Regular rehearsals begin Tuesday, 2/13 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, with select cast members staying until 7:30pm (varies week to week). Please be advised that rehearsal attendance is mandatory as class meets only once a week and we have a full length production to stage. Ensemble will be included in the 6:00-7:30pm hours often. In addition, all those auditioning for leading roles must commit to Thursday rehearsals, beginning April 5th, through showtime.
Mandatory Tech Weeks begin Thursday, June 7th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, which also includes Saturday, June 9th from 1:30pm-5:30pm at MTA. Tech week then continues Monday-Thursday, June 11-14 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Rose Center Theater.
Friday, June 15 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, June 16 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm