Lion King The Musical


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Sherwood Elementary, Grades 4­-6, and Performing Arts Inc. present The Lion King
Dates: Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m.
Locaton: Nagel Middle School Cafetorium
Tickets: $4, Kids 3 and under are Free
Deadline: Thursday 11/14 

Tickets purchased online need to be printed at home and brought to the corresponding show.
Tickets purchased with cash or check with the form,will be handed out at the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday 11/14.

Note: Seats are not assigned. The cafetorium will open 15 minutes prior to show time. If the show does not sell out in advance, tickets will be sold at the shows on a first-come basis. 

Questions about tickets? Contact PTO at

Rehearsals are in the Gym

Grades 4th-6th


Rehearsals: Thursdays 4pm-5:15pm*: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24,11/7, 11/14

(NO 10/31) *Mrs Newell will get the last 15 minutes of rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday 11/14 5:30-7:30 NAGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Performances: Friday November 15th 6PM & Saturday November 16th NAGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL


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Information for Sherwood Elementary's Lion King, Kids

Cast list can be found at the bottom of this email

Since our scripts have not yet arrived, an electronic copy of the script can be found here. The scripts will be distributed at our first rehearsal.

Everyone should listen to the song One by One and Circle of Life w/ Nants' Ingonyama before our first rehearsal which can be found on the first 18 pages of the script. The words to our opening 2 songs are in another language and can be quite difficult, if your child has listened to the song it will make it much easier to learn the vocal parts and choreography.




Lion King Kids Music



We are asking for two parent volunteer for each rehearsal to help supervise the children and aid with dismissal, and 4 for the dress rehearsal and each of the shows. Sign up here



We are asking for two parent volunteer for each rehearsal to help supervise the children and aid with dismissal, and 4 for the dress rehearsal and each of the shows. Sign up here





Tickets will be required for anyone wishing to come to our performances. Ticket sales will be handled directly by the PTO.

Once we have more ticketing information available it will go in this section in future e-mails.



Rehearsals (Thursdays):

Rehearsals: Thursdays 4pm-5:15pm*: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24,11/7

(NO 10/31) *

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday 11/14 5:30-7:30 NAGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Performances: Friday November 15th 6PM & Saturday November 16th 6PM @ NAGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

No in-school performances.



Rehearsals begin after school on the Stage. Please send a PEANUT FREE snack with your child to eat after school before rehearsal begins. After school, the actors will be dismissed to the cafeteria where we will have 'snack time' before rehearsal begins. Please note that all our rehearsals are closed rehearsals and parents are not permitted in the rehearsal areas during actual rehearsal time, except for our parent volunteer(s) for the particular rehearsal. You are more than welcome to send a quiet activity with your child to keep them occupied when we are working on a scene they are not in. Please remind them to be respectful of the rehearsal space and other actors. Absolutely no running around, or being disruptive of any rehearsals. 


The sooner your actor/actress memorizes their lines and lyrics the better! It is extremely difficult to block the scenes and learn choreography when the children are still holding their scripts in their hands. We ask that they bring their scripts, along with a pencil and/or highlighter, to the first couple of rehearsals but we hope to be off-book by October 17, in which case they may bring their scripts to rehearsal to look at when they are not on 'stage' to review lines.


We consider ALL who audition for EVERY role. Below is a list of the characters so that you are aware of the different roles your child could be casted as.



A wise madrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. The Rafiki narrators - five aspects of one character - are the five leading villagers who become the story's narrators. They are key to the storytelling, and should be played by confident performers who are able to enunciate and project.



The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.



A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother. She has a few speaking lines and provides an opportunity for an actor who can be maternal to Simba and leader of the lionesses.



The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. Zazu's lyrics are spoken rather than sung.



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.


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.



Grows from a cub to lion in "Hakuna Matata." Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar.



Young Nala

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



Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar, so cast a more mature actress.




A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy. Look for an outgoing and confident actor who can portray nastiness and gruffness.



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. Ed should be played by an actor who can laugh unabashedly and communicate through physicality and facial expressions rather than words.



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




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. Timon is one of the funniest characters in the show and should be played by a charismatic actor who understands comic timing.



A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation. Cast a boy or girl who can portray this loveable and loyal friend to Timon and Simba with deadpan humor.



Animals of the Pridelands (such as wildebeests, tigers, zebras, giraffes, elephants, lionesses, etc.) will sing as Villagers as well.

We do have a costumer you may rent costumes from for $30 by filling out a form and turning it in to your director NO LATER than October 10th. Families can be responsible for creating their own costumes based on the descriptions above.


The costumes for the Lion family are all a tawny/gold base with headpieces that indicate who they are. For example Mufasa would have a headpiece with a full mane, Young Simba would have a headband with ears and a tuft of fur on top of head. Some parent lions may have accent pieces such as a vest or tribal looking necklace, scarves, etc…


Hyenas- A black base with a cape-style cover and headpiece. They will have a scruffy appearance with tufts of fur and paint. Black gloves.


Timon- Dressed in brown with a tail and ears for detail, a headpiece true to the Disney movie.


Pumbaa- Dressed in dark brown with a tan tummy. A horse-like headpiece, pig-like nose, with tusks and a tail.


Zazu- This costume has orange leggings, Blue long-sleeved tee with a cape-style wing piece and matching headpiece which is attached to a baseball cap.


Animals of the Jungle

Giraffes- pajama style costume with long neck/ headpiece and tail.

Zebras- pajama style costume with horse-like headpiece and tail.

Elephants- Sweat suits spray painted with stripes to look like folds of skin, an elephant headpiece with a trunk attached and of course a tail.

Wildebeests-Brown tops and bottoms, black beanie hat, tail and a foam-based detailed costume. This will hang around the neck to as they perform.

Tigers- A one piece outfit with tail and a tiger hat.


Rafikis – This is the wise man, shaman of the tribe, and will have a tunic style costume with shells, feathers and ferns to embellish it. Comes with a matching headpiece and colorful leggings to add color on stage. This costume has a witch doctor flavor.

Rental fees for this show will be 30.00/child

Forms can be handed in during rehearsal times.

Checks can be made out to Act like a Kid                              

Any questions can be directed to Tracey at 859-322-7606



Cast List

in alphabetical order by actors last name


Koen Bardone : Hyena (Ensemble)

Lily Baumgartner : Rafiki 5

Ava Baxter : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Ava Berry : Tiger (Ensemble)

Camille Bitoun : Lioness (Ensemble)

Mia Britton : Rafiki 2

Lila Butler : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Lola Byrd : Elephant (Ensemble)

Jack Byrd : Hyena (Ensemble)

Hallie Campbell : Rafiki 1

Finn Connolly : Young Smiba

Eliana Day : Scar

William Deeds : Old Simba

Annabel Dickson : Young Nala

Kylah Donley : Tiger (Ensemble)

Lacey Donnerberg : Shenzi (Hyena)

Finn Dumford : Banzai (Hyena)

Maxine Frye : Pumbaa

Christian Hartzog : Hyena (Ensemble)

Chloe Hatmaker : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Julia Holtkamp : Tiger (Ensemble)

Annabelle Huang : Elephant (Ensemble)

Oliver Huang : Hyena (Ensemble)

Selah Jackson : Elephant (Ensemble)

Natalia Johansen : Lioness (Ensemble)

Ava Lewis : Old Nala

Matthew Lindeman : Ed (Hyena)

Andrew Lindeman : Elephant (Ensemble)

Finn Malone : Tiger (Ensemble)

Coltyn McCann : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Ellie McKibben : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Kyleighanne McPherson : Giraffe (Ensemble)

Alexis Menne : Lioness (Ensemble)

Addison Mitsui : Lioness (Ensemble)

Jeremiah Muthumbi : Hyena (Ensemble)

Ben Nierling : Elephant (Ensemble)

Mary Overbey : Timon

Ella Paul : Tiger (Ensemble)

Alyssa Pretot : Zazu

James Richardson : Mufasa

Ellie Richardson : Lioness (Ensemble)

Payton Roth : Tiger (Ensemble)

Emma Sallee : Tiger (Ensemble)

Chloe Siekman : Hyena (Ensemble)

Sarah Swenty : Elephant (Ensemble)

Emily Voet : Sarabi/ Lioness

Paige Ward : Rafiki 4

Emory Wells : Rafiki 3

Emerleigh Wharton : Lioness (Ensemble)

Ava Zeis : Hyena (Ensemble)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:00pm – 5:15pm
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