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Majestic Summer Theatre Adventure Camp Auditions: Disney’s The Lion King

Updated: Apr 7



Majestic Theatre Summer Adventure Camp presents

Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice & Elton John

Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, & Jay Rifkin

Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi

Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor

Staged by: Chuck Skinner Musical Director: Becky Douglas Technical Director: Amanda Vander Hyde Choreography: Sarah Hovermale


Auditions: April 16 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at The Majestic Theatre

Click here for digital audition information.

Adventure Dates and Times: July 11th - 29th 9:00am - 4:00pm

Performance Dates and Times: July 28th - 30th at 7:00pm and July 31st at 2:30pm


Registration begins March 1st and ends on June 30th, 2022. Click here to register and for more information. We are so excited to offer the third season of the Majestic Summer Theatre Adventure Camp from July 11th - 29th with performances July 28th - 31st. This summer we’ll have a roaring good time with a production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr! This coming-of-age story follows the wild cast of The Lion King as they journey from Pride Rock on the savannah and through the jungle.


The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for performers of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any protected class.


Students will learn about acting, singing, dancing, and technical theater by producing this exciting show from start to finish! No experience required, open to Ages 9 to 18. Younger students permitted with director approval.

There will be 10-12 Students in a group, and groups will rotate between dancing, singing, and acting auditions. The cost for each adventurer for the three-week camp is $575 for Corvallis residents and $715 for out-of-city residents. Families may apply for the Family Assistance Program found at the Parks and Recreation website.




SHOW SYNOPSIS


The African savannah comes to life on the Majestic Theatre’s stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


PREPARATION

Campers should prepare the following:

  • An introduction, including name, age, and any desired roles

  • 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a song NOT from The Lion King; other Disney music is perfect!

  • Alternatively, a rendition of Happy Birthday is a fine substitute, especially for younger children

  • A reading of ONE of the sides below


Additionally, campers should bring a pencil, a water bottle, a lunch, a light sweater or jacket, and a bag with their name to keep all their belongings together. Wear clothes and shoes (no flipflops) that are comfortable and easy to move in.

If you have any questions, feel free to email msta@majestic.org and ask!



SIDES


SIDE 1 - SIMBA AND NALA


(SIMBA and NALA hold paws. SIMBA breaks away, energized.)


SIMBA

Isn't this a great place?


NALA

It is beautiful.


SIMBA

And there's lots more you haven't even seen yet.


NALA

Simba, I don't understand. You've been alive all this time. Why didn't you come back to Pride Rock?


SIMBA

And leave paradise?


NALA

Simba, Scar let the hyenas take over the Pridelands!


SIMBA

What?!?


NALA

Everything's destroyed. There's no food, no water. If we go back together, we can do something about it.


SIMBA

I can't go back.


NALA

Why?


SIMBA

It doesn't matter. Hakuna matata.


NALA

What?


SIMBA

Hakuna matata. It's something I learned out here. Look, sometimes bad things happen and there's nothing you can do about it. So why worry?


NALA

What's happened to you? You're not the Simba I remember.


SIMBA

You're right. I'm not. Are you satisfied?!?


NALA

No. Just disappointed.


SIMBA

You know, you're beginning to sound like my father.


NALA

Good! At least one of us does!


(NALA exits. SIMBA paces.)


SIMBA

She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove, anyway? It won't change anything.




SIDE TWO - TIMON, SIMBA, AND PUMBAA


TIMON

Pumbaa, I don't wonder. I know.


PUMBAA

Oh. What are they?


TIMON

They're fireflies. Fireflies that got stuck up on that big bluish black thing.


PUMBAA

Oh, gee... I always thought they were balls of gas, burning billions of miles away.


TIMON

Pumbaa, with you everything's gas.


PUMBAA

Simba, what do you think?


SIMBA

Well... I always thought - I mean - Never mind.


PUMBAA

Aw, c'mon. We told you ours.


SIMBA

Well... somebody once told me the great kings of the past are up there... watching over us.


PUMBAA

Really?


TIMON

(laughing it off) Who told ya something like that?


SIMBA

(laughing sheepishly) Pretty dumb, huh?


TIMON

Aw, you're killin' me!


(TIMON and PUMBAA keep laughing. SIMBA gets up and wanders off.)


Was it something I said?




SIDE 3 - SCAR, BANZAI, AND SHENZI


(SCAR emerges from the shadows with a scrap of carrion.)


SCAR

Oh, surely we lions are not all that bad.


(The HYENAS gasp... until they recognize SCAR and heave sighs of relief.)


BANZAI

Oh, Scar. It's just you.


SHENZI

Yeah, we were afraid it was somebody important.


BANZAI

Yeah, you know - like Mufasa.



SHENZI

Oh, I just hear that name and I shudder.


BANZAI

Mufasa Mufasa Mufasa Mufasa...


(SHENZI shudders as BANZAI and ED laugh uncontrollably.)


SCAR

I'm surrounded by idiots.


BANZAI

Hey, did'ja bring us anything to eat, Scar old buddy, old pal? Huh?


SHENZI, BANZAI

Did'ja-did'ja-did'ja?




SIDE FOUR - SARABI, YOUNG SIMBA, YOUNG NALA, AND ZAZU


SARABI

It's all right with me…


YOUNG SIMBA, YOUNG NALA

Yay!!!


(YOUNG SIMBA and YOUNG NALA make a break for it as ZAZU flaps in.)


SARABI

…as long as Zazu goes with you to the waterhole.


(YOUNG SIMBA and YOUNG NALA freeze in their tracks, miffed.)


YOUNG SIMBA

No! Not Zazu.


(The LIONESSES exit. ZAZU flaps ahead of YOUNG SIMBA and YOUNG NALA as they travel.)


ZAZU

Step lively! The sooner we get to the waterhole, the sooner we can leave!


(SIMBA and NALA whisper conspiratorially.)


YOUNG NALA

So where're we really goin'?


YOUNG SIMBA

An elephant graveyard.


YOUNG NALA

(loudly) Wow!


YOUNG SIMBA

Shhhh! Zazu...


YOUNG NALA

Right. So how're we gonna ditch the dodo?


(YOUNG SIMBA and YOUNG NALA huddle. ZAZU, thrilled, flies to them.)


ZAZU

Oh, just look! Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savanna! And one day you two will be married!



SIDE FIVE - SCAR, MUFASA, AND ZAZU


(A field mouse scampers across the stage. SCAR enters and captures it.)


SCAR

(holding the mouse by the tail) Life's not fair, is it? You see, I shall never be king. And (laughs) You shall never see another day. Adieu.


(SCAR is about to dine when ZAZU enters.)


ZAZU

Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?


(The mouse scampers offstage to see another day!)


SCAR

(mock sad) Now look, Zazu - you've made me lose my lunch.


ZAZU

You'll lose more than that when the king gets through with you!


(SCAR, licking his chops, advances on ZAZU, who backs away. MUFASA enters.)


MUFASA

Scar!


ZAZU

Impeccable timing, Your Majesty.


MUFASA

Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.


SCAR

(insincere) That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful. Must have slipped my mind.


ZAZU

As the king's brother, you should have been first in line.


SCAR

I was first in line... until the little hairball was born.


MUFASA

That hairball is my son and your future king.






CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


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,

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. This group can have as few or as many performers as needed.


Mufasa

The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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."


Young Nala

A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Nala

Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Sarafina

A featured lioness and Nala's mother.


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.


Banzai

A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy. Nasty and gruff.


Ed

The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.


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."


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.

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B3


Pumbaa

A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4



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