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

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:

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.**



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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


A featured lioness and Nala's mother.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


The fierce hunters of the Pridelands.


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

Dance Callback

Spirit Dancers