Description:

The African savannah comes to life on the 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. This 60-minute adaptation created especially for the strengths and skill level of middle school students

Director: Anthony McClure
Musical Director: Jen Logan
Choreographer: Elise Dolan
Asst. Choreographer: Haley Lent
Stage Manager: Pam Sanza
Set Designer: Ben Jordan 
Assistant Director/Show Coordinator/Summer Intern: Cassie Weaver

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 4th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday July 1, 2019 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

All ticket sales are final. CYT Dallas-Fort Worth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and this event is exempt from Texas sales and use tax.

MCL Grand:

100 N Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057


Show Notes:

Callbacks:  Saturday, June 15th; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Not all characters will be held until 2 p.m. Parents should be prepared to receive a text from their student or show coordinator when they are finished. 
Callback Location: Lamb of God Lutheran Church (Upstairs.)  1401 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 
Callback Notes: You need to learn the below material prior to arriving at callbacks. We will not be spending callback time teaching the materials. 

Callback Sides and Call times:
Mufasa | CLICK HERE 
Nala | CLICK HERE
Rafiki | CLICK HERE
Scar | CLICK HERE
Hyenas | CLICK HERE (Hyenas will be released at 10 a.m. if not called back for anything else.)
Simba | CLICK HERE
Timon & Pumbaa | CLICK HERE
Young Nala | CLICK HERE
Young Simba | CLICK HERE
Zazu | CLICK HERE

Dance Callbacks:
Be prepared to show Elise the same dance routine that you did in the general audition (He Lives In You) as well as additional skills you will be shown at callbacks. Please practice He Lives In You before you come. 

Production Reference Manual: CLICK HERE
First Rehearsal:  Tuesday, June 18th; 5:30 -9:00 PM
Rehearsal Dates: CLICK HERE
Rehearsal Location: Lamb of God Lutheran Church.  1401 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 
Tech Week:  July 28 - August 1, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

**There is a production fee of $175 if cast in the show.**


Characters:

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.

Mufasa

The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.

Sarabi

A featured lioness, Mufasa's wife, and Simba's mother.

Zazu

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.

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.

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.

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.

Young Nala

A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.

Nala

Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.

Sarafina

A featured lioness and Nala's mother.

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.

Banzai

A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy.

Ed

The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.

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. This part can be played by a boy or a girl.

Pumbaa

A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.

Hyenas

Scar's army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. Hyenas are mangy, mindless creatures.

Lionesses

The fierce hunters of the Pridelands.

Ensemble

The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures.

Dance Callback

Spirit Dancers