Lion King Jr

VPA is pleased to present Disney’s Lion King Jr this Fall! Performances will be October 4-12 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.

The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


Auditions are open for students in 4th-12th grade on June 12 and June 13. Callbacks will be invitation-only on Friday June 14th 10am-1pm.

Please prepare 32 bars of a song with a karaoke track, preferably Broadway style. Bring your track on an ipod or mp3 device with a compatible headphone jack connection. A piano will be available if you’d like to bring your own accompanist. As you prepare remember – STAGE PRESENCE (comfortable and confident onstage), VOICE (volume/diction/tone/pitch), and CHARACTER (telling the story).


Rehearsals will generally be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:30-6pm starting September 4th at Sherwood High School.

Tech Rehearsals will be at the Sherwood Center for the Arts Monday through Thursday September 30th-October 3rd 3-9pm (call times TBD).

Performances will be Friday 7:30 and Saturday 2:30 and 7:30, October 4-5 and October 11-12 at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. Students may be split into two casts and have three performances each. We also plan to have school-day matinees on October 9th and 10th.

Tuition & Volunteers

It takes a village as they say and theater productions are no different! We love our volunteers and couldn’t do it without you. If you’re interested in set construction or painting, costuming, hunting for props, or don’t mind what you’re doing if it’s surrounded by some awesome friends – contact us to find out how you can help!

Tuition for our musical theater program this year will be $95 plus a minimum of 8 volunteer hours for the production. We will offer an opt-out fee of $80 to be excused from the volunteer hours required.

Students will also need to provide basic makeup, modesty wear, and shoes. The tuition will cover a show t-shirt and script for each student, and help with the remaining production costs of sets, props, lighting, sound, and more!