Drama Club is Back

Carmel Del Mar PTA along with Trinity Theatre Company presents:

Disney’s The Lion King Jr has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African Savannah will come to life on Carmel Del Mar’s amphitheater.  Join Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Drama Club auditions will be held in the amphitheater on Wednesday, February 16th, from 12:30-3:30pm.  Call backs will Friday, February 18th, from 2:30-4:30
  1. Sign up for an audition time  (Auditions are encouraged, but not mandatory for participation in Drama Club)
  2.  Don’t forget to bring your filled out audition packet! You can download or pick up a copy at the CDM front office.
  3. Register for Drama Club here.
  4.  Please come prepared to sing one of these songs:

Character Descriptions

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.

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.

Zazu
The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.

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.”

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.

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 and should be played by a charismatic actor who understands comic timing

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