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THE LION KING to Hold Nationwide Open Calls for Broadway and Touring Companies, Beg. Feb 2013

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Disney Theatrical Productions will be hosting open auditions, seeking possible future replacements for the Broadway and Touring companies of The Lion King. Auditions for the adult roles of Simba and Nala will be held in Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. Auditions for the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala will take place in New York City at the Apollo Theater.

These open calls are for anyone, regardless of experience, who would like the opportunity to audition to be part of these stage productions. Professional and non-professional actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For the first time in the history of The Lion King, online submissions will also be accepted. See details below.

The search will be overseen by Mark Brandon, Casting Director for Disney's The Lion King.

ADULT AUDITION DETAILS
Currently seeKing Strong male and female singers to play the leading roles of the African lions, Simba and Nala, who are in their late teens to early 30's. Must be attractive with sex appeal and charm. Must also be in excellent physical condition and dance and/or move very well. Simba candidates should have a strong high A and Nala candidates must have an excellent pop/belt to an E. We strongly encourage singers of all cultural backgrounds.

Please prepare one brief standard classic R&B song (ex: Stevie Wonder or Whitney Houston) that shows off voice and range. Please do not sing material from The Lion King. No standard Broadway theater music. Please bring sheet music. Pianist provided. Bring a picture/resume, stapled together.

ORLANDO
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Columbus Center, 4625 Middlebrook Road, Orlando, FL 32811

9:30AM - Sign-in begins
10:00AM - Auditions begin
11:00AM - Sign-in ends

ATLANTA
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Studio Dionne, 524 Plasters Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30324

12:30PM - Sign-in begins
1:00PM - Auditions begin
2:00PM - Sign-in ends

CHICAGO
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Ballet Chicago, 17 North State Street, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

9:30AM - Sign-in begins
10:00AM - Auditions begin
11:00AM - Sign-in ends

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Screenland Studios, 10501 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

9:30AM - Sign-in begins
10:00AM - Auditions begin
11:00AM - Sign-in ends

You may also send a headshot/resume and contact info ASAP to:
Binder Casting, Attn: The Lion King Simba/Nala
321 West 44th Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10036

CHILDREN'S AUDITIONS DETAILS
Currently seeking children ages 9-12, between 52"- 58" in height, who can sing, dance and act to play the African lion cubs Simba and Nala. We encourage children of all backgrounds to attend. No performance experience necessary.

NEW YORK
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

9:00AM - Sign-in begins
10:00AM - Auditions begin
11:00AM - Sign-in ends

Please be prepared to be taught the last verse of "Just Can't Wait to be King." All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must remain at the audition site at all times. Please be prepared to wait.

You may also send a headshot/resume and contact info ASAP to:
Binder Casting, Attn: The Lion King Kids
321 West 44th Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10036

ONLINE AUDITION SUBMISSIONS
If you are unable to attend an open call audition but would like to be considered, please send an email to lionkingcasting@gmail.com with the following information:

· A photo and resume


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