AUDITIONS




DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR.

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: May 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: May 6 - June 14, 2017
Mondays – Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Sundays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:00 am (school performance) and 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM

5 Performances at the LSU ShaverTheatre

Audition Requirements

Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue and 1 minute of a song (a cappella.)

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, so cast a confident performer with a strong singing voice.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

ENSEMBLE - The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures you choose to include. This group can have as few or as many performers as your production permits. Be sure to cast many strong singers. There are also several moments to showcase individual dancers in "The Lioness Hunt" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."

MUFASA - 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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

SARABI - 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.
Gender: Female

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.
Gender: Both

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. 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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A3

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. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

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, 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.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

LIONESSES - 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.
Gender: Female

YOUNG NALA - 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.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

NALA - 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.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

SARAFINA - 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.
Gender: Female

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. With Banzai and Ed, she should be able to laugh loudly and long, as well as be menacing to Young Simba and Young Nala.
Gender: Female

BANZAI - 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
Gender: Male

ED - 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.
Gender: Both

HYENAS - 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.
Gender: Both

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 and should be played by a charismatic actor who understands comic timing. This part can be played by a boy or a girl.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3

PUMBAA - 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.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: May 30 - July 12, 2017
Mondays – Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Sundays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,July 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM
4 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please 1 minute of a jazz standard song (a capella.)

Characters
BIG MOE - An authoritative, stern, and wise Moe who is single and very large.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

EAT MOE - A hungry Moe who is merry, optimistic, cheery and overweight.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

FOUR-EYED MOE - The bespectacled, clear-sighten "leader" of the group who is irreverent and magnetic.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

LITTLE MOE - A small, single Moe who likes his chicks large. He is sensitive to his size and very short-tempered.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3

NO MOE - A straightlaced, conservative, and high-classed Moe with a sense of humor.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

NOMAX - Gloomy young man who is depressed about his girlfriend issues. A naive, self-absorbed, deadbeat alcoholic who needs to get his life together.
Gender: Male
Age: 20+
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2


IMMEDIATE FAMILY

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: July 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: August 1 - TBA, 2017
Mondays – Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Sundays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
TBA
5 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue.

Characters

EVY - late 30s, the eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Bryant. self-appointed matriarch (and patriarch) of the Bryant clan since the passing of both parents. Religious, opinionated.
TONY - mid 20s. the baby of the Bryant clan. Handsome, energetic, a bit immature, but loyal.

NINA - early 30s. Jesse’s best friend. The Bryant’s “play sister” with a wild sense of humor and style.

JESSE - early 30s. the middle child. Still searching for what he wants. More like his siblings than he would care to admit.

RONNIE - late 30s. Ronnie is the product of an extra-marital affair between Rev. Bryant and her mother. She is technically the oldest Bryant sibling, having been born 6 months before Evy, but revealed to them all when she was much older. A painter, Ronnie has spent most of her life living in Brussels with her mother.

KRISTIAN - early 30s, Jesse’s partner. Swedish, but has been living in America for several years now. Kind, open hearted. A photographer