Honolulu, HI (February 5, 2014) - Disney Theatrical Productions will host open call auditions in Honolulu at Ballet Hawai'i (777 South Hotel Street, Suite 101, Honolulu, HI 96813) in mid-February (dates listed below) for possible future replacements for both the Broadway and North American touring productions of Disney’s THE LION KING. Male and female singers and dancers of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The casting search will be overseen by Mark Brandon (Casting Director), who is directly responsible for the casting of all North American companies of THE LION KING and has cast other numerous Broadway shows. Mark Brandon is available for telephone interviews in advance of the auditions and possibly in–person during the auditions. SINGERS: Seeking strong dynamic singers between 18 – 35 years old for all roles including the African lions “Simba” and “Nala.” WHEN: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Sign in from 11:30am – 1:00pm Auditions begin at 12:00pm WHERE: Ballet Hawai'i 777 South Hotel Street, Suite 101 Honolulu, HI 96813 PREPARE: Singers must bring sheet music of a song that shows off their voice and range in 16 bars (standard, classic R & B); pianist provided. Singers should not perform standard Broadway theater music or material from THE LION KING. Singers must bring a recent picture and resume or list of performance experience. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FEMALE DANCERS Seeking strong female dancers of all cultural backgrounds between 18 – 30 years old with a classical and modern dance background. WHEN: Monday, February 17, 2014 Sign in at 9.30am Auditions begin at 10:00am WHERE: Ballet Hawai'i 777 South Hotel Street, Suite 101 Honolulu, HI 96813 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MALE DANCERS Seeking strong male dancers of all cultural backgrounds between 18 – 30 years old with a classical and modern dance background. Some male dancers require strong acrobatic skills. WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Sign in at 9.30am Auditions begin at 10:00am WHERE: Ballet Hawai'i 777 South Hotel Street, Suite 101 Honolulu, HI 96813 PREPARE: Male and female dancers must be warmed up and ready to dance at their respective date and time in flat jazz shoes or bare feet. Dancers may be asked to sing, so should bring sheet music and prepare a song that shows off their voice and range; pianist provided. Dancers should bring a recent picture and resume or list of performance experience. Those unable to attend these auditions should send a headshot and a resume ASAP to: Binder Casting, ATTN: The Lion King 321 W 44th Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10036 For audition information visit www.lionkingcasting.com These casting calls coincide with the Honolulu return engagement of THE LION KING, currently playing at The Blaisdell Concert Hall through March 9, 2014. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office and all TicketMaster outlets, by calling 866-870-2717 or via the Internet at LionKing.com. Groups of 10 or more may save by calling 808/593-9468