Auditions for Community Children’s Theatre production of ”Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” directed by Gil Cramer and Rebecca Sierra, will take place on Friday, April 21st at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 22nd at 10 a.m. at Community Children’s Theatre’s new building (8800 N. Industrial Rd.) for children ages 8-15. Prepare a song to sing (not from this show) and bring your sheet music. Dress in comfortable clothing for dance movement. Performance dates: July 6 – 9 at Peoria Players. There is no fee to audition. Children who are cast will have a $61 registration fee.
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss. (description taken from Broadway.com about the full length production)
For questions, you can contact Community Children’s Theatre through Facebook or call the Peoria Park District Fine Arts at 309-682-1200.