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The Lion King The Musical

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

Lion King Recommended Resources

Lion King Plot Summary & Audition Notes

List of Characters in The Lion King

Disney's Karaoke Series: Lion King [KARAOKE]

Lion King Sheet Music (Vocal Selections)

Lion King Animated Version on DVD

Lion King 1997 Original Broadway Cast Recording

Lion King Original Animated Film Soundtrack

The Lion King is the story of Simba, the young cub prince. The first part of the show details his young life and his anticipation of one day becoming king. When Simba's father is tragically killed, Simba blames himself and retreats into the jungle where he remains until he has grown to a young adult. Eventually, Simba must return to his kingdom to face his fears and rescue his subjects from Scar, his selfish & cruel uncle.

Audition Preparation Suggestions for
The Lion King

This show features characters of a specific ethnicity. See our list of other shows with characters of particular ethnicities to aid in the search for audition material.

The dancing in The Lion King is based strongly on ballet & modern technique.

Young Simba
Tough and energetic. Vocal qualities should be similar to that of a very young Michael Jackson (Jackson 5 era). The performer should be in the 135-148cm height range and be 9-11 years of age at the time of casting.
Adult Simba
Mufasa's cruel brother who conspires to kill him and take over as king
a fun-loving, carefree meercat
a warthog
Young Nala
Tough and energetic. The performer should be in the 135-148cm height range and be 9-11 years of age at the time of casting.
Adult Nala
Shenzi, Banzai, Ed
Lebo M
Faca Kulu

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Audition Preparation Materials

List of Songs in The Lion King (Click the song title to download digital sheet music)

  • Circle of Life (Rafiki, Lebo M, Faca Kulu, Ensemble)
  • Grasslands Chant (Ensemble)
  • The Morning Report (Zazu, Mufasa, Young Simba)
  • The Lioness Hunt (Lebo M, Ensemble)
  • I Just Can't Wait To Be King (Zazu, Young Simba, Young Nala, Ensemble)
  • Chow Down (Shenzi, Banzai, Ed)
  • They Live In You (Mufasa, Ensemble)
  • Be Prepared (Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Ensemble)
  • The Stampede (Ensemble)
  • Rafiki Mourns (Rafiki, Ensemble)
  • Hakuna Matata (Timon, Pumbaa, Young Simba, Simba, Ensemble)
  • One By One (Lebo M, Ensemble)
  • The Madness of King Scar (Scar, Zazu, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed, Nala)
  • Shadowland (Nala, Rafiki, Ensemble)
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Lebo M)
  • Endless Night (Simba, Ensemble)
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Timon, Pumbaa, Nala, Simba, Ensemble)
  • He Lives In You -Reprise (Rafiki, Simba, Ensemble)
  • King of Pride Rock (Rafiki, Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu, Lebo M, Ensemble)

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