The future king of Pride Rock, young Simba grows to understand himself and embrace his responsibilities, despite the many challenges and hardships that overcome him when his evil Uncle Scar plots to take the throne for himself. With the death of his father unfairly on his conscience and a pack of mangy, slobbering hyenas doing Scar’s evil bidding, it takes strength of character, humility, and forgiveness of self and others for Simba to prevail. Along the way, Simba’s bright, loyal friends help him, teaching him many life lessons that prepare him to be a bold, fair ruler of Pride Rock like his father before him.
Full of the beauty of tradition and the importance of realizing your own strength, Lion King depicts the maturing and shaping of a young, brave heart from the gravity of accepting responsibility for a kingdom, to the light-hearted reminder of Hakuna Matata.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 10:00am
  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 10:00am
  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 14th @ 11:00am
  • Saturday, Oct 14th @ 11:00am
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 10:00am
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 10:00am
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 21st @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 21st @ 3:00pm

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

There are a limited number of Back Stage Tour packages for your group or troop. Package includes show patch, snack voucher and back stage tour. Contact the Show Coordinator for more information * All sales are final.   * No refunds or exchanges. * Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and can not be added to already purchased tickets. * Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the pdf or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Auburn Grace Community Church:

3126 Olympic Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Show Notes:

  • Auditions will be held at Auburn Grace Church on Monday, August 14th starting at 6:30pm. Plan on staying for the dance auditions, as well.
  • Callbacks (for those who receive an email to return to read for a specific role) will be held at Valley Springs Church on Saturday August 19th starting at 9:00am.

Auditions are for CYT Students ages 8 through freshman year of high school, who are enrolled in a current class. Auditions are open, as friends and parents are encouraged to stay and cheer on the students who are auditioning. Watching other participants is a valuable learning opportunity. Auditions are limited to ONE MINUTE in length. This is a time for your child to show the best of his or her talents. We recommend that your child introduce themselves with energy and confidence, and sing a song in his/her range. It is important to smile, project, and be well prepared in every way. Some students may prefer to present a one-minute monologue or comic routine, or a one-minute dance routine, if they feel this would show a student's talents better than a song. As part of the audition process, however, your child may also be asked to sing and/or learn a short dance routine.

Please bring your own accompaniment background. This could mean tracks on a CD with a CD player, tracks on an ipod or other device, or a friend or family member who plays piano, guitar or another accompanying instrument. There will be a speaker available at auditions as well as a piano or keyboard. The directors needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm and a capella singing is not recommended.

If the student is called back, an email will be sent out to the parents within a couple of days after the audition. All callbacks will be held the following Saturday, August 19th at Valley Springs church in Roseville. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read from the script, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. However, just because a student is not called back does not mean that he or she will not be cast in the show.

For additional audition information (plus so much more), check out the Parent's Guide to CYT on the home page of our website.

CYT TV live casting Sunday August 20th 4pm. Click Here

Photo Shoot

Saturday, August 26th 2:00pm

Parent Meeting

Saturday, August 26th 1:00pm

Location: First Baptist Church in Auburn


Young Simba

(Soprano) An eager, overconfident young lion cub who is quick to learn that being king comes with much more than fun, but that it is a heavy responsibility and being powerful and brave does not mean that you aren’t afraid. Strong singing and acting abilities required.


(Baritone/tenor) At first carefree and secretive, Simba has an open mind and big heart, maintaining friends of all shapes and sizes. Because of his great humility, he listens to reason and realizes his responsibility to his family and subjects. Strong singing and acting abilities required.

Young Nala - No Worries Cast

(Soprano/alto) Simba’s best friend. Strong, sassy, and confident, she is not afraid to prove her strength. Strong acting and singing required.

Nala - No Worries Cast

(Soprano/alto) Fierce and sure of herself, Nala does whatever she has to do to protect the inhabitance of Pride Rock. Although she is quick tempered, Nala wants the best for those she loves. Strong acting and singing required.

King Mufasa

(Baritone/tenor) Brave, strong, and kind, the king defends his subjects and family with his life. He is light-hearted, but fierce, maintaining his kingly pride at all times. Strong acting and singing required.


Full of wisdom and love, Simba’s mother Sarabi, is softhearted and strong, but always maintains her royal air. Her love for Mufasa and Simba surpass anything else. Strong acting skills required.


Secretary to the king. Nervous, easily startled, and often scattered, but hardworking and protective, Zazu does an excellent job serving the king. (Male or Female) Strong acting/singing required—comical presence on stage.


(Alto/soprano) A mysterious, all-knowing mandrill (monkey) who speaks in riddles and words, throughout the story, to help the characters have revelations about themselves and remember what they sometimes already know. (Male or Female) Strong acting required with ability to perform dance-like, fluid movements (or some tumbling) on stage.


Nala’s loving mother is a lioness. She is friends with Sarabi and is cautious and protective of her daughter. Strong acting required.


(Baritone) Brother to the king, Scar wants to rule Pride Rock more than anything else. Although not physically strong like his brother Mufasa, Scar is extremely smart and is willing perform all manner of evil in order to get what he wants. Strong singing and acting required.


Even though he is only a small meerkat, Timon thinks he knows everything and doesn’t hesitate to give his advice and opinions, even when they aren’t asked for. Although he is sharply sarcastic and sometimes unintentionally rude, Timon’s heart is in the right place and he is willing to do anything to protect his friends. (Male or Female). Strong singing, acting, and comical sense required.

Pumbaa - No Worries Cast

Pumbaa is tenderhearted and humble, despite his outward strength and brutality as a warthog. He is sensitive to what others are feeling and always tries to do the right thing, never hesitating to help those in need. Strong singing, acting, and comical sense required.


Fierce and extremely bold, Shenzi is Scar’s head minion and the leader of the main trio of hyenas. She is rough and ready to kill. Her main concern is always her next meal. She is distrusting of everyone, even scar, and is the most intelligent of all the hyenas. Strong acting and dancing required.


Second in Scar’s main trio of hyenas, Banzai is impatient and a little dim-witted, but is just as rough and dangerous of Shenzi, going to any means just to eat. Strong acting and dancing required.


Slobbering and cackling, Ed is the final member of Scar’s trio of hyenas and communicates only through his loud, maniacal laugh and physical movements. He is humorous and unintelligent, but also foreboding in his obsessive hunt for his next meal. Strong acting and dancing required. Comical sense should be extremely strong.


Many different animals that inhabit Pride Rock (zebras, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, wildebeest, etc.) who love and serve King Mufasa and his family. Strong singing, expression, dancing, and acting required.


The female lions of Pride Rock. They are responsible for the hunting and caring of the cubs. They are strong and fierce, confident and capable, providing food for their families with their hunting skills. Should be able to portray emotion through movement, some tumbling may be required.


Mangy, laughing, and crazed with hunger, the hyenas make up Scar’s army and will do anything for their next meal. Strong singing, expression, and dancing required.

Young Nala - Hakuna Matata Cast

Nala - Hakuna Matata Cast

Pumba - Hakuna Matata Cast


Many different animals that inhabit Pride Rock (zebras, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, wildebeest, etc.) who love and serve King Mufasa and his family. Strong singing, expression, dancing, and acting required.


Many different animals that inhabit Pride Rock (zebras, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, wildebeest, etc.) who love and serve King Mufasa and his family. Strong singing, expression, dancing, and acting required.