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2021 Youth Theater Camp

The Show Goes On…

Registration is open for the Youth Theater Camp production of Disney’s “The Lion King, JR.”

For youth ages 8 to 15, under the direction of Felice Leib with Musical Masquers.

Students will study this show, learn extensive choreography, and rehearse their lines and the music to present fabulous performances of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. the weekend of June 25th and 26th, 2021. Auditions for lead roles are on Saturday, June 5th. Learn more and register here.

Compare our program to those offered by others in Southeastern Wisconsin and you’ll see the incredible value, great learning experience, and performance opportunities that you’ll get as we perform on stage at the historic The Bend theater in Downtown West Bend with one of Disney’s classic shows.

Please print and send in the following registration form with payment of cash or check.

Registration Form

Show Synopsis:

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar.

Character Breakdown:

Rafiki A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery. Rafiki has significant solos in “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You,” and leads the African chants throughout the show

Ensemble The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest.

Mufasa The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.

Sarabi A featured lioness, Mufasa’s mate, and Simba’s mother. Sarabi has a few key speaking lines for an actor who can deliver the care and command of a queen.

Zazu The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. Zazu’s lyrics are spoken rather than sung, and the role can be played by a boy or girl.

Scar The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands.

Young Simba The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can’t wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa’s death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.

Simba Grows from a cub to lion in “Hakuna Matata.” Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar

Lionesses The fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in “The Lioness Hunt,” “The Mourning,” and “Shadowland.” These actors should be dancers.

Young Nala A courageous lion and Young Simba’s best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.

Nala Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar

Sarafina A featured lioness and Nala’s mother.

Shenzi One of Scar’s hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself. With Banzai and Ed, she should be able to laugh loudly and long, as well as be menacing to Young Simba and Young Nala.

Banzai A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren’t so lazy.

Ed The third member of Scar’s trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication. 

Hyenas Scar’s army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. Hyenas are mangy, mindless creatures who sing in “Be Prepared.”

Timon An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo. Timon is one of the funniest characters in the show.

Pumbaa A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.