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"Disney's The Lion King Jr." Auditions-Atlanta, GA - Casting ID # 1599503
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Atlanta, GA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-09-19
Audition Date 08-18-19 Submission deadline 08-17-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John's music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed.

Role # 1 Rafiki
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Mufasa
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Sarabi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Zazu
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Scar
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Young Simba
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Simba
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Lionesses
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Young Nala
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Nala
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Sarafina
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Shenzi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Banzai
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Ed
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Hyenas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Timon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Pumbaa
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Giraffes
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Elephants
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Antelopes
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Wildebeest
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Other Creatures
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -