Disney's The Lion King has long captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Theatre Aspen Education is bringing the African savanna to life 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.
Elissa Russell, Theatre Aspen’s Education Manager, will serve as director for The Lion King Jr. Terry Lee will act as Music Director, and Luke Ryan will choreograph.
The Spring Youth Production is open to all middle school students valley-wide who are currently enrolled in 5th - 8th grade.
Not old enough to audition? We also have a junior company! Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to join the ensemble and perform in one musical number. Simply attend 3 of our April rehearsals and pick 1-4 performances to participate in. Info and registration will be posted soon!
Individual Auditions: Thursday, January 30; 4-8pm
You will sign up for 1 ten-minute time slot. Prepare 16-32 bars of music from a contemporary musical of your choice. Selection should be memorized and please bring a track or provide sheet music.
Group Auditions: Friday, January 31; 4-6:30pm
Come prepared to show bold character choices as you read from the script. Reading selections will be provided and a group singing audition and/or movement exercise may take place as well. No need to prepare anything for this audition day.
Please plan on attending both days of auditions held in Theatre Aspen’s Studio at the Red Brick Center for Arts- 110 E Hallam St. Ste 126, Aspen
Rehearsals begin February 3, running Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4p to 6:30p whenever Aspen School District is in session. An additional rehearsal may take place Saturday, April 4th if needed. Rehearsals will take place at Dance Progressions, 403 Aspen Airport Business Center, Aspen.
Final rehearsals in which the acting, singing and dancing are combined with the other technical elements of the show (lights, sound, costumes, etc) is called Tech Week. It begins April 6, and rehearsals are 4pm-8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week to allow our design and technical professionals enough time to put the show together.
Please be sure you and your student can commit to this rehearsal process. Unanticipated absences can make it very difficult for the cast to prepare efficiently and effectively for a stellar show.
Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30pm
Friday, April 10 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, April 11 @ 2:00pm AND 6:30pm
For the performance days, actors will be "called" (expected to arrive) 90 minutes before the show opens, and released when their costumes, etc have been restored to their dressing rooms after the show.
Performances are at the District Theatre at Aspen Elementary School. Tickets will be available on Theatre Aspen’s website closer to the show’s opening.
Tuition is $650 and payable upon acceptance to the Spring Youth Production. Scholarships and payment plans available. Theatre Aspen School has never turned anyone away due to financial need.
We are always in need of backstage help for our productions! If you are a high school student or older and are interested in assisting on one of our productions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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