Audition for THE LION KING! Disney to Hold Auditions in Toronto March 31 and April 28

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.

Audition Information:

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.


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

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Alan Henry

Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

Alan first started blogging about theatre in 2011 with his now defunct blog, Broadway Toronto. In March 2013, Alan joined the team at BroadwayWorld Toronto and continued his foray into arts journalism. In February of 2014, Alan became the Senior Editor for the Toronto division of – and since then has expanded the regional coverage to include much of Southern Ontario, as well as many of the smaller professional theatre companies in the city.

A long term theatre fan, Alan is grateful to be a part of the Toronto arts community in any capacity.

“I’m incredibly fortunate that I’ve found a way to be involved with our arts community in the position that I have. The Toronto theatre community is made up of some of the kindest and friendliest people I know – and I look forward to serving the community by continuing the high standard of coverage expected of BroadwayWorld.”

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