Registration Information for The Lion King Jr, Spring, 2022
To Register to be a participant in our Spring 2022 Production of The Lion King Jr. please:
1) Complete the Registration form.
2) Scroll waaaayy down, select the amount you are paying, and Click the Buy Now payment button to pay for registration with a credit card or your PayPal account. Registration fee is $125, or reduced fees for 25 tickets purchased or multiple children in the show. If you prefer to pay by check please bring the check to practice within the first two weeks of practice.
Each of these actions are done independently of each other and can be done at different times.
Complete the Registration Form via the Link which is after the information below:
ARTSTARTS PRESENTS DISNEY’S LION KING, JR. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION) Page 1 of 3 • Who can audition? o Any student K – 12 for the 2021-2022 school year • When are audition dates? o Monday, January 10th and Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 from 6 to 9pm at the Artstarts House, 104 S. Van Buren Street, Marion, Illinois. • Is there a cost to participate? o Yes, there is a total registration fee of $125.00. This includes the registration fee, a cast t-shirt, and their costume for the show. o It should also be noted that we never want someone to not participate because of the registration fee. Please contact Artstarts Board President, Jennifer Blankenship or Board Member, Jane Ann Cruse, if this is a concern for you and your family. • How do I pay the registration fee? o You may pay online at www.Artstarts.biz or in person by cash or check. • Is there a discount if I have multiple children in the show? o Yes! There is a family discount for multiple siblings in the cast. • What roles are available for casting? o All roles for the Lion King, Jr. – Spring 2022 are open and available for casting. • What does the actor need to prepare for auditions? o Everyone who will be auditioning needs to prepare the following: ▪ A 32 bar (30-60 seconds) audition song that is not from the Lion King • Actor should bring sheet music or a music track without vocals ▪ A 30–60 second monologue. This is not a requirement but HIGHLY recommended for anyone auditioning for a main role. • Sample monologues are provided and may be used but actor’s may prepare and bring their own monologues as well. ARTSTARTS PRESENTS DISNEY’S LION KING, JR. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION) Page 2 of 3 • What if the actor only wants to be in the ensemble? Do they still need to audition? o No, if an actor wants to be in the ensemble and not considered for any roles, they do not have to audition. However, auditioning is a great experience and we encourage everyone to audition! o Everyone, including the ensemble, will be required to fill out a registration form prior to the audition dates. • What if the actor only wants to be considered for a featured dancer? o If the actor is only interested in being considered for a featured dancer, they do not have to audition; however, anyone who is interested in being a featured dancer will be required to attend the dance callback on Thursday, January 13th at 6:00pm at the Artstarts House. • What are “callbacks” and when are they? o Callbacks are after regular auditions when the casting directors will ask for certain actors to come back to dance/sing/act for specific characters. o A “callback” list will be posted online after all auditions are completed on Tuesday, January 11th. o Callbacks will begin at 6pm on Thursday, January 13th at the Artstarts House. o If an actor has a conflict with the callback times, they will need to contact the stage manager, Hillary Hines-Holl, to arrange an alternative time. • My actor did not receive a callback, are they still a part of the cast? o Yes! Artstarts does not “cut” or exclude students from shows. All students who want to be a part of the production are placed in the cast. If your actor did not receive a call back, it simply means the casting panel did not require to see anything additional from them. • My actor did not receive a callback, can they still audition to be a featured dancer? o Yes! Even if an actor does not receive a call back, if they would like to be considered for a feature dancer role, they must attend the dance call on Thursday, August 19th to be considered. ARTSTARTS PRESENTS DISNEY’S LION KING, JR. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION) Page 3 of 3 • Can someone audition for a feature dancer role only? o Yes, if an actor only wants to audition for a featured dancer roll, they only need to attend the dance audition on Thursday, August 19. They will still need to complete the registration form prior to auditions. o • When are rehearsals? o Rehearsals will be Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. o Additional days/times may be added closer to show time. • Where are rehearsals/performances? o All rehearsals will be at the Artstarts House. During Tech Week, rehearsals and performances will be at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center in Marion, Illinois. • When is the first rehearsal? o The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at the Artstarts House starting at 6:00pm. Depending on cast size numbers we MAY have to spilt times so please watch for that announcement after the cast list is posted. • Will there be a parent’s meeting before rehearsals start? o Yes, there will be a parent’s meeting on Monday, January 17th, 2022 starting at 6:00pm at the Artstarts House. Parents may also attend the meeting via Zoom at the same time for anyone who cannot make it in person. The Zoom meeting information will be posted closer to that date. • When are the performance dates? o Performance dates are currently set for April 1, 2, and 3, 2022 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. • Are there going to school performances? o We will not know until later if we will be able to do school performances due to COVID restrictions. We will make an announcement as soon as we know. • My question is not here! Who should I contact? o You can either ask on the Facebook Lion King, Jr. audition page OR email the Stage Manager, Hillary Hines-Holl, at ArtstartsLionKingJr2021@gmail.com
Click the following link to access the Registration Form:
Complete your Registration with a Credit Card or PayPal payment by clicking the button below. Also, a check may be mailed to the Artstarts House or an early practice. Note that if you plan on selling 25 or more tickets to the show by a date to be determined, the registration fee is reduced by $65.00. Tickets must be purchased by the child's parents for the Civic Center to keep track of this. Also there is a fee reduction for multiple children in the show. A date will be determined for any possible refund for a child dropping from the show (Info TBD).