Disney Theatricals has issued an open casting call for the African lion cubs, Simba and Nala in both the Broadway and future productions of its hit play, The Lion King. Triple threat children, of all backgrounds, ages 9-12 are being sought for the two roles.
Kids who can sing, dance and act will be auditioned at Chelsea Studios, located at 151 W. 26th St., Sixth Floor, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Saturday, March 10.
For the live auditions, talent should bring a current photo or snapshot stapled to a resume, which should include "name, age, height in inches, phone number, parents name and any performance experience."
Disney asks that children be "prepared to be taught the last verse of 'I Just Can’t Wait To Be King' and be prepared to move/dance." During the auditions, children must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. The schedule includes 9:30 AM sign-in, 10 AM audition starts and an absolute sign-in cut off at 12 PM.
For those children unable to attend the live auditions, pictures and resumes may be sent to: Binder Casting, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 606, New York City, NY 10036, Attention: Lion King Kids. For casting information call (212) 827-5450.