The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic 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. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

Director: Pierre Ekladios & Winter Bassett
Musical Director: Anna Lettang
Choreographer: Winter Bassett

Circle of Life with Nants' Ingonyama
Grasslands Chant
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Be Prepared
They Live in You
The Stampede
The Mourning
Hakuna Matata (Part 1)
Hakuna Matata (Part 2)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
He Lives in You
Luau Hawaiian Treat

Dates / Times:

Tickets go on sale Sunday September 8, 2019 at 9:00am

Ticket Prices:

Star Theatre:

402 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Show Notes:

Auditions: Friday, August 30th ~ 4pm-8pm 
Callbacks: Saturday August 31st ~ 9am-3pm
Location: Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad

*You must be registered in a class at any CYT San Diego location in order to request an audition time.

Once registered, here is how to request an audition time for Lion King Jr:
  • Log into your family account.
  • There is a place to the right of your child's name that says 'Tools'.  
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.  
  • Once you request a time slot, you will be sent an email with a link to the audition google doc to complete (the email for this Google Doc may take a few days to receive).
  • You need to be enrolled in a Fall 2019 class to audition for a show.  
  • You must be between 8 to 18 years old to audition.

Audition info:
  • Auditions (vocal & dance) take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
  • Please prepare a 45-60 second song for Voice Auditions 
  • After Vocal Auditions, your group will be taught a short dance and then perform it for the artistic team (as a group). 
  • Callback lists will be posted HERE Friday evening after auditions (around 10 PM).

Rehearsal & Show Information:
  • Mandatory Parent meetings on Saturday, September 7th and Saturday, October 5th
  • Rehearsals: Fridays (5:15pm-9:15pm) & Saturdays (9:45am-3:15pm) from 9/6 - 10/11
  • Super Saturday: 10/12 (9:45am-4:00pm)
  • Tech Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 10/14-10/17 4:30 pm-9:30pm)
  • Public Shows: Sat 10/19 & 10/26 Shows at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun 10/20 & 10/27 Shows at 2 p.m.
  • School Day Shows: Friday, 10/18 & Friday, 10/25 @ 9:30am & 11:30am
If you are between the ages of 12-18 and would like to be on CREW for our show, please CLICK HERE and complete this form.

Email Laura Bassett (Tri-City Chapter Coordinator) at with any questions.

Hope you can join in the fun! Hakuna Matata!



The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands.


Grows from a cub to lion in "Hakuna Matata."


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


A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home.


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.


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

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.

Young Nala

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


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.


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


A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother.


A featured lioness and Nala's mother.


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


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.


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


The fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in "The Lioness Hunt," "The Mourning," and "Shadowland."


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

Prideland Inhabitants

Various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures.