Auditions – Well Done!

To all the students that came out and auditioned for roles in the Lion King Jr.,

Myself and a variety of other staff members very much enjoyed all of the students that came and auditioned for our show.  We were all so impressed with everyone.  Students were all well prepared, and showed a lot of courage in coming in and doing this, especially since the majority of students had never done anything like this before!

We are working through all of our notes and the videos of the auditions, we hope to have our final decisions early next week.

R. Phelps

Lion King Jr – Drama Club Audition Materials

Audition materials for Drama Club can be found at this link.  

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Open SCRIPT (speaking parts) or SCORE (singing parts)

Audition time signup will be posted outside of the music room on Monday September, 18.  Students must choose a time to come and audition.  Some auditions will take place during the early dismissal that week.

For Auditions Students Must:

  1.  Prepare both pieces of music (Circle of Life & Hakuna Matata)
  2.  Prepare one scene as given out to them by Mr. Phelps
  3.  Prepare one song of their own choice – any song/any style

Lion King Jr

We are so excited to begin our journey with Disney’s The Lion King Jr!  This is a whole school project, and every student at Gilmore will be a part of the performance. 

Classes will all learn about musical theatre, and will learn the songs they will perform during their regular music times. Each class will present about 3 songs during our performance in February.

Our first big goal is to have our Drama Club sign up, and to cast the show.  If your child is in grades 5, 6, or 7 they have the opportunity to be one of the main characters in our musical.  Students should have already received a permission form with details about the drama club practice times.  We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15 and on Fridays from 8:00-9:00.  Students must commit to being a part of the club, and make sure they are at every rehearsal.

We will also be looking for one boy and one girl in grades 3 or 4 to play Young Simba and Young Nala in our show.  More details about that to come.

As always, if there are any questions about The Lion King Jr please do not hesitate to contact me via email

R. Phelps