Metropolis Performing Arts Centre


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Fall 2019 SOPA SHOW

Disney's The Lion King JR.


Disney’s The Lion King JR.
Auditions: Friday, September 13, 2019
Callbacks: Sunday, September 15, 2019
A Metropolis School of the Performing Arts Production - By Kids for Kids
Music and Lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer. Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor.
The African savannah comes to life on our stage with 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.
Audition Info
Auditions are open to students (grades 1 thru 12) currently enrolled in the SOPA Fall 2019 Session. This can be any full-session class or lesson.
Once cast, there is a $75 materials fee - this is to offset the cost of costumes, props, set, scripts, etc.
What to prepare/memorize
32 bars or less (no more than 60 seconds each) from 1 or 2 contrasting Disney or musical theatre songs
1 of the monologues listed here:  MONOLOGUES  or a monologue of your choice 
*An accompanist will be provided. Please bring accompaniment parts in the appropriate keys, and please mark the start and end clearly. All auditionees must have sheet music or an accompaniment track without words. Songs and Monologues are preferred to be memorized.
Dance Call
Auditionees will learn a quick dance combination to a song from the show, and perform it for the Directors. Wear comfortable clothes for movement, with dance shoes, closed toe shoes, or sneakers with socks. No sandals, flip-flops, clogs, or other loose fitting shoes.
Audition Times
Auditions are on Friday, September 13
Gr. 1-2 audition time: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Gr. 3-5 audition time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Gr. 6-12 audition time: 6:15pm-8:00pm
*Auditionees are required to stay for the entire time slot; students audition in a group setting. If you are unavailable for a particular time slot, please notify us.
Audition Form
The Audition Form must be filled out and brought to the audition. Printed copies will be available at the sign-in table.
The rehearsal, tech, and performance dates are included - please be sure to include all conflicts, and if they can be rescheduled.
Callbacks are on Sunday, September 15 between 11:00am-2:00pm. Callbacks are by invitation only. Along with the invitation will be a selection of sides to prepare.
*Auditionees will be notified about callbacks via email after all auditions have concluded.
Rehearsal Dates
Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Fridays from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sundays from 12:00pm-3:00pm
*starting Friday, September 20 - Optional coachings available Tuesdays from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Tech Week *attendance is mandatory for the dates listed below
Sunday, November 3 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Monday, November 4 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, November 5 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, November 6 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Performances *attendance is mandatory for the dates listed below
Thursday, November 7 - 10:00am and 6:00pm
Friday, November 8 - 10:00am and 6:00pm
Saturday, November 9 - 1:00pm
*please note there are 2 performances listed during the day - a school excusal letter will be sent home
Contact Nick (Education Production and Camp Coordinator) to be added to the audition list
Call: 847-577-5982 x234


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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights, 60005
Metropolis is just 2 blocks from the Arlington Heights Metra stop.
There is free parking available on the street and in the garage behind the theatre.

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