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Middle School Musical

We are pleased to announce the selection of the Broadway Junior edition of Disney's "The Lion King" as our Middle School dramatic production for Spring 2017. Our production is an adaptation specifically designed for middle school students and is about 70 minutes in length.

Directors for our production are Emily Ristine Holloway, dramatic director; Ron Morgan, choreographer; Melanie Marshall, musical director; Nolan Brokamp, technical director; and Jeanne Devos Bowling, costumer.

Our production is open to ALL interested 7th and 8th grade students who can meet the rehearsal requirements and are in good academic standing. Students DO NOT need to be currently enrolled in choir, acting or technical theater classes to participate. Eighth grade Advanced Technical Theater students serve as the crew for the production. They may, however, audition to be in the cast if they so wish.

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 13, 3:15-5:00 p.m., Ayres Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Ayres Auditorium


A call-back list will be emailed at the conclusion of the Wednesday auditions.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:15-5:00 p.m., FA163

At the audition, students will be asked to:

  1. Read scenes that are posted here. (Scene cuttings need not be memorized, but should be well-prepared.)
  2. Sing song excerpts that will be learned at the audition.
  3. Learn and participate in a movement exercise.

Production Dates:

  • Tues., April 25, 1:30 PM - Afternoon show for the Lower School and grade 6
  • Wed., April 26, 7:30 PM - Evening show for families and friends
    • Tickets: $12 adults / $10 students

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About Our Show:

Music Theater International and Disney have just recently released "The Lion King" to be performed by middle school groups, and we are very excited to have this fabulous production available for Park Tudor students.

Participation in a school dramatic production is an enjoyable and highly rewarding experience for our students. It does, however, require a serious commitment of both time and effort from the student and their family. For this reason, we publish our complete rehearsal schedule prior to auditions.

We do work together with the athletic department to allow the students to complete their winter sports commitment (if that sport practices during the PE period) while beginning their participation in the play. Students who elect to participate in a spring sport may need to miss practice and possibly a meet/game in early April when our final rehearsals move to the stage.

For these reasons, we require a permission slip to be completed and presented to the directors at auditions.

Important Documents:

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions that you may have about the audition or production process.

Melanie Marshall
Musical Director "The Lion King Jr."

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