Description:

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world, as two award-winning animated movies and as a never-to-be-forgotten Broadway extravaganza. Featuring now-classic songs by Tim Rice and Elton John, The Lion King JR. tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub who learns from his father Mufasa of his future responsibilities as the soon-to-be-king of the Pride Lands. After a horrific tragedy and the loss of the kingdom to his despicable uncle Scar and his pack of hyenas, Simba loses confidence in himself, until his faith is restored by the laid-back meerkat Timon, the kindhearted warthog Pumbaa, the wise mandrill Rafiki, and Simba's childhood friend Nala. CharacterWorks is proud to bring the African savannah to life on our stage with an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale. You won't want to miss it!

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 4th @ 11:00am
  • Saturday, Feb 4th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 5th @ 3:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 5th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 12, 2022 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater:

1600 Learning Place Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114


Show Notes:

Auditions & Callbacks
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Auditions: Friday, December 2nd, 4:30-10PM
  • Students ages 8-18 who are registered for a winter session class can sign up to audition by logging into their CWorks account, selecting the student, and clicking "Auditions." Learn More
Callbacks: Saturday, December 3rd, 9:30AM-5:30PM
Cast List Posted: Sunday, December 4th, 5PM

Please note that, per our licensing contract, students auditioning for The Lion King JR. must be no older than 18.

Rehearsals
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

WEEK 1
Friday, December 9th, 5-9PM
*Friday, December 9th, 7:30-9PM - 1st Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)
Saturday, December 10th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 2
Monday, December 12th, 7:15-9:00PM
Friday, December 16th, 5-9PM
Saturday, December 17th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

No Rehearsal December 18th-January 5th - Merry Christmas!

WEEK 3
Monday, January 2nd, 7:15-9PM
Friday, January 6th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 7th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 4
Monday, January 9th, 7:15-9PM
Friday, January 13th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 14th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 5
Monday, January 16th, 7:15-9PM
Friday, January 20th, 5-9PM
Friday, January 20th, 8-9PM - 2nd Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)
Saturday, January 21st, 9:30AM-4:30PM

WEEK 6
Monday, January 23rd, 7:15-9PM
Friday, January 27th, 5-9PM
Saturday, January 28th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Costume fittings and headshots will be scheduled at a later date. 

Tech Week & Performances (No absences allowed - students may have to get out of school early on Friday)
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
1600 Learning Pl Loop
Midlothian, VA 23114

Sunday, January 29th, 2PM - MOVE-IN (cast not called during move-in)
Monday, January 30th, 5-9PM
Tuesday, January 31st, 5-9PM
Wednesday, February 1st, 5-9PM
Thursday, February 2nd, 5-9PM
Friday, February 3rd, 11:30AM Call, Performance at 7PM (students may need to get out of school early this day)
Saturday, February 4th, 9:30AM Call, Performances at 11AM, 3PM, & 7PM
Sunday, February 5th, 1:30PM Call, Performances at 3PM & 7PM


Characters:

Simba

Nala

Young Simba

Young Nala

Rafiki

Timon

Pumbaa

Scar

Mufasa

Zazu

Shenzi

Banzai

Ed

Sarabi

Sarafina

Ensemble

Lionesses, Hyenas, Pride Lands Animals, Jungle Creatures, Wildebeests