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:

  • Saturday, Oct 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 26th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 27th @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Star Theatre:

402 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Show Notes:

Congratulations to the cast of Lion King Jr!  We are so excited to put on this amazing show with all these incredible students and their families.

The Artistic Team was very impressed and blessed by all your efforts and talent. Casting was hard and we know that God will be glorified through all of us in this show.

The first rehearsal will be this Friday, September 6 from 5:15 - 9:15. We will send out a welcome email by Tuesday night with more information on who is called.

We will also have our first mandatory parent meeting this Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m. 

The photo shoot is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11th at the CYT Warehouse in El Cajon. The following characters are called: Mufasa, Young & Old Simba, Young & Old Nala, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, Shenzi, Ed and Banzai. We will send out a detailed email to those called with specific instructions/directions.

**Please hold all communication for the Artistic Team until next week.

Love & God Bless!

**Please note that all Prideland Inhabitants will be assigned specific animal characters and groups later.

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




  • Aaron Valdez

Older Simba

  • Matthew Gamett

Older Nala

  • Sydney Paik


  • Sienna Gasparrelli


  • Gavin Webecke


  • Clare Christenson

Young Simba

  • Elden Wellington

Young Nala

  • Ava Stafford


  • Keegan McGowan


  • Sal Battiata

Sarabi (Lioness)

  • Chloe Lee

Sarafina (Lioness)

  • Hannah Christenson


  • Keenan Lofft


  • Catalina Bombacie


  • Van wornkey


  • Annabelle Allan
  • Carmela Molina
  • Keira Mantuano
  • Samantha Kates
  • Sydney Terrell
  • Tara Hall


  • Abby Kates
  • Asher Ross
  • Carter Weiss
  • Griffin Peddycord
  • Hailey Armentrout
  • Izzy Hamilton
  • Noah Mantuano
  • Noah Wigdahl
  • Peyton Perry
  • Tabitha Johnson

Prideland Inhabitants

  • Adalynn Rose Gamelin
  • Alana Lugo Groening
  • Alexa Joy Kliewer
  • Amelia Lauder
  • Belle Buckley
  • Brooke Sidor
  • Carlee Brown
  • Carter Sidor
  • Emmett Anguiano
  • Kathleen Lytle
  • Katie Hoover
  • Keira Hong
  • Kennedy Armstrong
  • Lane Freeman
  • Lillian Heiligenberg
  • Makena Engle
  • Reese Arnold
  • Sarah Christenson
  • Willow Arsanto

Student Stage Manager

  • Samantha Terrell


  • Addie Granger
  • Gracie Mineiro
  • Julia Hill
  • Juliann Henderson
  • Levi Taylor
  • Liam Lofft
  • Lily Thomas
  • Madeline Wigdahl
  • Natalie Musgrove
  • Nathan Catledge
  • Nina Sanchez
  • Sophia Funicello