Audition for THE LION KING! Disney to Hold Auditions in Toronto March 31 and April 28
Do you think you have what it takes to be in a Broadway show? You can test out your theory by auditioning for the most successful musical of the 21st century, Disney's The Lion King!
The Lion King is an international phenomenon, having played productions on every continent except Antarctica, and has grossed over one billion dollars to date. The Broadway production is a top-grosser every week, pulling in over one million dollars regularly in just eight performances.
Known for it's incredible visuals, without the use of excessive technology, The Lion King is designed and directed by Julie Taymor, most recently known for her work (and very public exit) on Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark. Taymor earned a Tony Award for her work directing The Lion King, making her the first solo female recipient of this esteemed prize. Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show's ongoing success.
The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.
Disney Theatrical Productions will host open call auditions in Toronto for possible future replacements for both the Broadway and North American touring productions of Disney's THE LION KING.
Auditions for male and female singers of all cultural backgrounds will occur on Monday, March 31 at Estonian House (958 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON).
Auditions for male and female dancers of all cultural backgrounds will occur on Monday, April 28 at Joy of Dance (95 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON).
Seeking strong dynamic singers between 18 - 35 years old for all roles including the African lions "Simba" and "Nala."
Monday, March 31, 2014 Sign-in begins at 9:30am and ends at 12:00pm
Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON (Enter through the side doors to sign in.)
Singers must bring sheet music of a song that shows off their voice and range in 16 bars (standard, classic R & B); pianist provided. Singers should not perform standard Broadway theater music or material from THE LION KING. Singers must bring a recent picture and resume or list of performance experience.
MALE & FEMALE DANCERS
Seeking strong male and female dancers of all cultural backgrounds between 18 - 30 years old with a classical and modern dance background. Some male dancers require strong acrobatic skills.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Female Dancers Sign-In at 9.00am Auditions begin at 9:30am
Male Dancers Sign-In at 1:00pm Auditions begin at 1:30pm
Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, Sign in on 3rd Floor
Male and female dancers must be warmed up and ready to dance at their respective date and time in flat jazz shoes or bare feet. Dancers may be asked to sing, so should bring sheet music and prepare a song that shows off their voice and range; pianist provided. Dancers should bring a recent picture and resume or list of performance experience.
Those unable to attend these auditions should send a headshot and a resume ASAP to:
Stephanie Gorin Casting, Inc.
Attn: The Lion King
62 Ellerbeck Street Lower Level, Toronto, M4K 2VI