Disney Theatrical Productions ‘Lion King’ Open Casting Calls

Disney Theatrical Productions Lion King Open Casting Calls

“Lion King” Broadway and Tour holding open casting calls
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Disney Theatrical Productions will host open auditions to seek replacements for both the Broadway and touring versions of “Lion King”. This is now Broadway’s seventh longest-running show in history. The show uses a range of theatrical techniques, and is not a conventional musical, yet is probably the most popular production Disney Theatrical has ever conceived and one of the most loved productions in the world.

“Lion King” has consistently been one of the highest grossing musicals on Broadway every week, always performing to nearly-sold out audiences. The tour version is extremely similar to the Broadway production.

The auditions are open to anyone, regardless of experience. Professional and non-professional actors are encouraged to attend the open casting calls. Auditions for the adult roles of Simba and Nala will be held in the following cities:



February 6, 2013


Columbus Center in Orlando
4625 Middlebrook Road
Orlando, FL 32811


February 9, 2013


Studio Dionne in Atlanta
524 Plasters Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324


February 24, 2013


Ballet Chicago in Chicago
17 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Los Angeles:

March 2, 2013


Screenland Studios
10501 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

NOTE: 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. The casting directors strongly encourage singers of all cultural backgrounds.

Please prepare one brief standard classic R&B song (example: 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 photo and resume, stapled together.


March 9, 2013


Apollo Theater
253 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

Children ages 9 – 12 years of age, between 52″ – 58″ in height, who can sing, dance and act to play the African lion cubs Simba and Nala. The casting team encourages children of all backgrounds to attend. No performance experience necessary. 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 until your child’s audition is complete.

If you can not attend one of the above open casting calls, online audition video uploads will be accepted. Check back here soon for the link.

These roles are the opportunity of a lifetime and pay very well.


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