The St. Michael’s Players are excited to announce upcoming auditions for their spring youth show:
The Lion King tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including lioness Nala, meerkat Timon, and loveable Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and comfort his wicked uncle Scar.
Directors: Rose Stella, Dee Ward, and Becky Moriarty
Musical Director: Frank Jackson
Choreographer: Debra Vega
Show dates will be April 28th, 29th, and 30th with rehearsals beginning in mid January; January-April (Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Those cast in the production may not be called for every rehearsal.
Auditions will be held for actors ages 7-25 at the St. Michael’s Community Center 53 Somers Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Monday, January 2nd OR Tuesday January 3rd, 2023
Those auditioning need only attend one of the nights. You may be called back but will be notified if that is the case.
6:00 p.m. - for those auditioning for Ensemble only
6:45 p.m. - for those auditioning for a Leading Role
***Consideration for Leading Roles will be given based on age (appropriate for the character) and experience.
Callbacks: Monday, January 9th
What to Know
Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of one of the following songs.
For ensemble auditions: Circle of Life
For Lead role auditions, please choose a song that belongs to the character you would like to audition for.
Circle of Life (if interested in Rafiki, please prepare this song beginning with the chant)
Hakuna Matata (Timon, Pumba, Simba)
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King (Young Simba)
Be Prepared (Scar)
They Live in You (Mufasa)
- Wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHING and sneakers or dance shoes.
- Ensemble auditions will include a choral singing of Circle of Life and a short, choreographed dance will be taught.
- Leading role auditions will include a solo voice audition using one of the songs listed, readings from the script, learning a short, choreographed dance.
**Please fill out the following Audition Form online and bring it with you. A headshot will be taken when you arrive. (Forms will be available for those without access to a printer, but PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU NEED TO FILL OUT THE FORM THAT NIGHT).