CHANGE IN AUDITION DATES
Please note that owing to circumstances beyond our control we have had to reschedule the upcoming auditions from the weekend of the 16/17 to the following weekend (September 23/24). The first rehearsal for "The Lion King" will now take place on Thursday, September 28.
We apologize for any inconvenience these change in dates may cause.
All auditions are by appointment. To book an audition time, please call 902-857-2121 or email info@unicorntheatre.ca. There are lots of spots still available!

Auditions for “TheLion King, Jr.” will be held on September 23 and 24 (Grades 2-12) during the day at the Bay Community Centre. All auditions are by appointment. Please call (902) 857-2121 or email info@unicorntheatre.ca to book a time.

 

Click here for the Audition Package. The audio files for the songs can be downloaded at the foot of this page. 

 

About the show:

 

The Lion King, Jr. is based the award-winning1994 animated Disney movie and the long-running, highly acclaimed Broadway production.

Set in in the Pridelands, a kingdom of lions in Africa, The Lion King, Jr. tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pridelands. The show begins with the shaman, Rifiki,  presenting Simba, as a newborn cub, and with the iconic song “Circle of Life”.

 However, Scar, Simba’s uncle, murders Mufasa and makes his nephew, Simba, think that he is responsible for his father’s death. Grief-stricken and ashamed, Simba flees into exile in the desert, where he falls in with a pair of outcasts, Timon (a Meerkat) and Pumbaa (a Warthog). Time passes, Simba grows up, and the three lead a carefree life together with absolutely no worries or responsibilities. Then one day, a full-grown lioness appears and is about to have Timon and Pumbaa for lunch. To save his friends, Simba fights with the lioness, but then realizes that it’s his childhood friend, Nala.

Nala tells Simba that Scar, now King, and his henchmen, the Hyenas, are destroying the Pridelands and that the lions and other animals are starving. Nala begs Simba to return and claim his place as the rightful King. Simba resists for a while because he is so ashamed of having caused his father’s death, but in the end he agrees to return home with Nala.

Once back in the Pridelands, Simba manages (with some help from his friends) to overcome Scar and the Hyenas to become King.  Simba and Nala choose each other as mates. “The Circle of Life” is completed with the presentation by Rifiki of Simba and Nala’s newborn cub, who will be the next King of the Pridelands.

The Lion King, Jr. is an amazing show that has moments of tragedy and comedy, and well as outstanding songs in addition to the stirring “Circle of Life”. They include “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Be Prepared”, “Hakuna Matata”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and many more.

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