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20th October 2015

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ to hold open auditions in Manchester

Julie Taymor’s globally-adored stage adaption of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ is to hold open auditions in Manchester for singers and dancers

Disney’s award-winning musical ‘The Lion King’ is due to be holding open auditions in Manchester for roles in the West End production that is celebrating 16 triumphant years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Auditions for male/female singers and dancers will be taking place on Sunday the 1st of November at The Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford Road. Morning registration is at 10am and it is advised that auditionees arrive early. The afternoon registration is at 1:30pm.

Now in its 16th successful year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, ‘The Lion King’ has been viewed by more than 80 million people across six continents. Since the UK premiere in London on Tuesday the 19th of October 1999, ‘The Lion King’ has entertained over 12 million theatre-goers, and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. Nine productions are concurrently running across the globe.

Disney’s casting team are looking for male and female singers with strong soulful or gospel style voices who also have good movement skills. Singers should be of excellent ability and be able to dance well in order to make up the ensemble. The casting team is also looking for strong dancers with a modern dance background; any acrobatic skills are keenly desired. Performers of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

Singers should be prepared to sing a contemporary pop or rock song and should bring the sheet music. There will be no backing tracks; however, a pianist will be provided. Dancers must be warmed up and ready to dance in jazz shoes or bare feet. Dancers may also be asked to sing and should therefore prepare one rock or pop song that showcases their voice and vocal range.

Open auditions will also be held in Birmingham (31st of October) and London (singers on 7th of November and dancers on 21st of November). Attendees must be 18 years or older and must be eligible to work in the UK. All hopefuls must be prepared to stay all day and should bring a copy of their CV with a photograph stapled to it.

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