Artstarts Company is a Southern Illinois based, non-profit charitable organization devoted to making the "Arts" accessible to all Southern Illinois children. We connect the community through the arts. We help artists astound the world by sharing what they are capable of becoming.
Our goal is to provide opportunities in the arts to a diverse population with the goal of including those who do not now participate in art programs due to cultural or economic barriers. The programs offered by Artstarts, a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization,
are for residents who reside in the southern 14 counties of Illinois.
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Hang on to your hats, another SUPER-GREAT Artstarts year is here! More activities and programs are being planned
and further information will be available soon. 2015 is our 10th year of bringing kids shows to the Southern Illinois area;
come join the fun and help us celebrate!
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Lion King, Jr. auditions/registrations are a little over 1 month away! Registrations will be held at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Callbacks will be held at the Artstarts House. Kids ages 6 - 18 are allowed to participate in this show. Registration fee: $45, basic/ensemble costume fee: $60, Required T-Shirt fee: $15. Costume fee and T-shirt fee required to be paid at registration. Registration fee will be waived if participant sells 25 full price tickets to the show prior to Cast Ticket Day.
August 22: 9AM - 10:30AM Registration ONLY for kids who participated in Lion King Experience Camp
10:30AM - 2:00PM registration, and auditions for feature parts if desired
August 25: 6PM - 9PM registration, and auditions for feature parts if desired at the Civic Center
August 27: 6PM - 9PM registration, and auditions for feature parts if desired at the Civic Center
August 29: 9AM - 10AM Featured Dancer Auditions at the Artstarts House
10AM - ? Callbacks at the Artstarts House
Sept 6: Cast list will be posted on this web site and Facebook by this date.
Sept 8: 6:00 Parent meeting for Cast A at Artstarts House
Sept 8 7:30 Parent meeting for Cast B at Artstarts House
Sept 10: 6:30 Practices for Lion King Jr. begin at the Artstarts House. Calendar TBD
Online Registration is available. Click Here.
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Click Here to go to Music Theater International and get casting and roles, and other details about The Lion King, Jr., a Broadway, Jr. show.
Final Callbacks from August 22, 25 and 27 Auditions
Callbacks will be held Saturday August 29 at the Artstarts House starting at 10AM.
Featured dancer auditions will be held at the Artstarts house Promptly at 9AM
If your name is not on the list, you are not required to attend call backs; however, you will be cast the show! The official Cast List will be posted September 5th on the Artstarts website and Artstarts "The Lion King Experience" facebook page. Thank you.
For call back preparation, please visit http://www.broadwayjr.com/audition/auditionlist.asp?ID=000459 to learn more about the characters.
You may also utilize YouTube and other resources to learn more about each particular character. If you have any questions, please post on the Artstarts facebook page or e-mail ArtstartsTheLionKing@gmail.com.
1. Isabella M. – Zazu
2. Amelia M. – Young Nala, Zazu
3. Bella M. – Sarafina, Zarabi, Shenzi
5. Danielle F. – Rafiki, Adult Nala
6. Michalah T. – Zazu, Main Hyenas
7. Bailey W. – Young Nala
8. Lance S. – Scar, Mufasa, Adult Simba, Main Hyenas
12. Hunter L. – Young Simba
13. Braxdyn M. – Adult Simba
14. Alexa B. – Timon, Adult Nala
15. Haile W. – Main Hyenas, Pumbaa
16. Morgan B. – Adult Nala, Main Hyenas
17. Sarah S. – Adult Nala, Rafiki
18. Ashton R. – Timon
20. Briely E. – Young Nala
21. Elijah O. – Main Hyenas, Pumbaa
24. Erica H. – Timon, Main Hyenas
29. Ella T. – Young Nala
30. Seth W. – Young Simba
31. Ava B. – Young Nala, Timon
34. Callie T. – Zazu
36. Giulianna R. – Adult Nala, Zazu, Main Hyenas
37. Christine B. – Adult Nala, Rafiki
38. Ryan H. – Mufasa, Scar, Adult Simba
40. Aaron E. – Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, Adult Simba
41. Sam B. – Rafiki, Adult Nala
43. Zoe Z. – Young Nala, Main Hyenas
44. Joseph H. – Young Simba
46. Shibani M. – Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki
47. Reed A. – Simba, Scar, Mufasa
48. Kat A. – Nala, Lionesses
53. Brennen G. – Young Simba
55. Jordan T. – Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Scar, Mufasa
57. Allison J. – Young Nala, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa
60. Avree R. – Main Hyenas
63. Jewlee M. – Timon, Pumbaa, Main Hyenas
64. Olivia H. – Nala, Lionesses, Main Hyenas
65. Kelsey J. – Young Nala, Young Simba
please send a letter of interest and/or resume to email@example.com at any time.We have selected a fabulous staff and are already planning at a furious pace for what is sure to be an extraordinary Fall 2015 show!
If you are interested in participating in staff or volunteer positions for future productions, (or any of our many activities!), please send a letter of interest and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
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Lions, Leads and Leaders Masters Class will be happening this summer! This one-day professional class will be taught by Lawrence O'Neill, BFA Music Theater. Lawrence worked at Music Theater International, New York, in the Summer of 2014. He worked on several projects and was integral in developing the Lion King Experience that was used for our Theater Camp. Please keep an eye out for news on the date for this Master class. It is sure to be very interesting!
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Artstarts is proud to announce the remainder of our 2015 show schedule.....
November 20-22, 2015: The Lion King Jr.
Registration Day August 22, 25, 27 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
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