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Checks should be made payable to "Coyote Creek."

Olkowski, Brian
Teacher

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Lion King, Jr. - Character Breakdown

Rafiki (Female - Vocal range: A3 - C5) - A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery. Rafiki has significant solos in "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You," and leads the African chants throughout the show.

 

Ensemble (Male or Female) - The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other forms of life.

 

Mufasa (Male - Vocal range: B3 - C5) - The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.

 

Sarabi (Female) - A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother.

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

 

Scar (Male - Vocal range: A3 - A4) - 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 (Male - Vocal range: B3 - E5) - 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.

 

Simba (Male - Vocal range: B3 - E5) - 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.

 

Lionesses (Female) - The fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in "The Lioness Hunt," "The Mourning," and "Shadowland."

 

Young Nala (Female - Vocal range: A3 - C5) - A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.

 

Nala (Female - Vocal range: G3 - E5) - Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.

 

Sarafina (Female) - A featured lioness and Nala's mother.

 

Shenzi (Female) - 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. With Banzai and Ed, she should be able to laugh loudly and long, as well as be menacing to Young Simba and Young Nala.

 

Banzai (Male) - A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy.

 

Ed (Male or Female) - 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.

 

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

 

Timon (Male or Female - Vocal range: B3 - B4) - 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.

 

Pumbaa (Male or Female - Vocal range: D4 - G5) - A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.

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Drama Club

Premium Seats - Lion King, Jr.

The evening performances are at 7pm on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. The performers need to be at school between 6-6:15pm. The doors to the auditorium will open around 6:30pm. 

 

Saving seats is not permitted. If you are volunteering, someone else needs to line up and get the seats when the doors open. I will hold up to 2 seats for each person working tickets and concessions.  These seats cannot be in the first 4 rows.  If you want the opportunity to sit closer,  someone needs to wait in line for tickets.

 

Tickets for The Lion King, Jr. will be sold at the door (students $5, adults $10).  

 

There are a select number of premium seats available for an additional charge.  The extra money raised by these seats will be donated to Coyote Creek Learning Fund.  Front row tickets are $25 ($15 per ticket going to CCLF), second row tickets are $20 ($10 per ticket going to CCLF), and third row tickets are $15 ($5 per ticket going to CCLF).  

 

There is a limit of 4 premium tickets per family.  Tickets can be reserved at bit.ly/lionkingseating (pay at the door), or if still available can be purchased at the door.  When reserving these seats, please do not leave a single seat between your reserved seats and that of another group.  If this happens, seating will be adjusted.

 

SEATING CHART 

C20 C18 C16 C14 C12 C10 C8 C6 C4 C2 Aisle C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 C11 C13 C15 C17 C19

 

B20 B18 B16 B14 B12 B10 B8 B6 B4 B2 Aisle B1 B3 B5 B7 B9 B11 B13 B15 B17 B19

 

             A16 A14 A12 A10 A8 A6 A4 A2 Aisle A1 A3 A5 A7 A9 A11 A13 A15

 

                                                              STAGE

 

Please have your young performer return his/her CD to Mr. Olkowski. 

 

 

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Additional Rehearsals

Drama Club Rehearsals - REMINDERS

 

This is a reminder that attendance is extremely important for drama club.  I want to remind everyone about additional rehearsals that have been on the calendar since January.  These rehearsals are extremely important!!!  I will not accept added conflicts for these dates!  If you told me about a conflict on your form when you auditioned, please try to get out of your conflict and be at these rehearsals!  

 

Additional rehearsals

 

Wednesday, May 17 Rehearsal

3:1pm - 5:45pm

 

Saturday, May 20 Rehearsal

10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Monday, May 22 Rehearsal

3:1pm - 5:45pm

 

Tuesday, May 23 Rehearsal

3:1pm - 5:45pm

 

Wednesday, May 24 Rehearsal

3:1pm - 5:45pm

 

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Lion King, Jr. - Characters by Scene

The Lion King, Jr. - Act 1

A-Scene 1 - Pride Rock (p.1-15)

Circle of Life

Rafiki, Mufasa, Sarabi, Zazu, Prideland Animals

H-Scene 5 continues - The Pridelands (p.31-38)
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King

Young Simba, Young Nala, Zazu, King Ensemble

O-Scene 8 continued - The Gorge (p.67-70)

The Mourning

Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki, Lionesses, Scar, Hyenas, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed

B-Scene 2 - Scar’s Cave (p.16-17)

Scar, Zazu, Mufasa, Mouse Puppet

I-Scene 6 - The Elephant Graveyard (p.38-44)
Young Simba, Young Nala, Zazu, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed, Mufasa, Scar

P-Scene 9 - The Desert & The Jungle (p.70-73)
Young Simba, Buzzards, Timon, Pumbaa, Desert Plants

C-Scene 3 - Grasslands Chant (p.18-22)

Grasslands Chant

Rafiki, Grassland Ensemble, Young Simba, Mufasa, Drummers

J-Scene 6 - The Elephant Graveyard (p.44-51)
Be Prepared

Banzai, Shenzi, Ed, Mufasa, Scar, Hyenas

Q-Scene 9 continued - The Desert & The Jungle (p.73-84)
Hakuna Matata (Part 1 & 2)

Young Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Desert Plants, Jungle Plants, Simba

D-Scene 3 continued - Grasslands Chant (p.22-24)
Grassland Ensemble, Young Simba, Mufasa, Zazu

K-Scene 7 - The Pridelands (p.52-53)

Mufasa, Zazu, Young Nala, Young Simba

 

E-Scene 4 - Scar’s Cave (p.24-25)

Young Simba, Scar

L-Scene 7 continued - The Pridelands (p.53-58)
They Live in You

Mufasa, Young Simba, ‘Live in You’ Ensemble

F-Scene 5 - The Pridelands (p.26-27)

The Lioness Hunt

Lionesses, Young Nala, Sarafina, Sarabi, Gazelle, Rafiki

M-Scene 8 - The Gorge (p.59-60)

Young Simba, Scar, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed

G-Scene 5 continues - The Pridelands (p.28-30)
Lionesses, Young Nala, Sarafina, Sarabi, Young Simba, Zazu

N-Scene 8 continued - The Gorge (p.61-66)

The Stampede

Young Simba, Wildebeest, Zazu, Mufasa, Scar, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed

The Lion King, Jr. - Act 2

R-Scene 10 - Scar’s Cave (p.84-87)

Zazu, Scar, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed, Nala

Y-Scene 13 - Pride Rock (p.116-117)

Nala, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed

S-Scene 11 - The Pridelands (p.87-91)

Shadowland

Nala, Lionesses, Rafiki

Z-Scene 13 continued - Pride Rock (p.117-118)

Luau Hawaiian Treat

Timon, Pumbaa, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed

T-Scene 12 - The Jungle (p.92-97)

Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Fireflies, Jungle Plants, Nala

1-Scene 13 continued - Pride Rock (p.118-122)

Scar, Hyenas, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed, Sarabi, Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Lionesses, Sarafina, Rafiki

U-Scene 12 continued - The Jungle (p.97-102)

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Jungle Plants, Nala, Rafiki

2-Scene 13 continued - Pride Rock (p.122-123)

Finale

Zazu, Rafiki, Mufasa’s Voice, Sarabi, Zazu, Prideland Animals, Simba, Nala,, Timon, Pumbaa

V-Scene 12 continued - The Jungle (p.102-104)

Simba, Jungle Plants, Nala, Rafiki

3-Bows (p.125-127)

All

W-Scene 12 continued - The Jungle (p.105-114)

He Lives in You

Simba, Jungle Plants, Rafiki, ‘Live in You’ Ensemble, Mufasa, Drummers

 

X-Scene 12 continued - The Jungle (p.115)

Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Rafiki

Lion King, Jr. - Rehearsal Calendar

 

The Lion King, Jr. - May

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

           
 

11-11:15 (10:30-10:45)

15 ​The Mourning

16 ​Shadowland

17 ​He Lives in You

18
5th Grade Science Day - DVHS

19 Mr. O Duty

20

Saturday Rehearsal 10:00am - 3:00pm

12:55-1:20 (12:42-1:02)

Hakuna Matata

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Luau Hawaiian Treat

Finale

3:15 -4:15

   

Run Show 3:15 - 5:45pm

Run Show

 

4:15-5:30

   

Run Show

 
 

11-11:15 (10:30-10:45)

22 TBD

23 Act 1 - School Assemblies

24 Act 2 - School Assemblies

25

26
5th Grade Picnic Little Hills Ranch

27

12:55-1:20 (12:42-1:02)

TBD

       

3:15 -4:15

Run Show 3:15 - 5:45pm

Run Show 3:15 - 5:45pm

Run Show 3:15 - 5:45pm

Performance 7pm Call time - 6pm Doors open - 6:30pm

Performance 7pm Call time - 6pm Doors open - 6:30pm

 

4:15-5:30

 

Concessions Donations

Supervision Help

Set / Prop Committee

Costume Committee

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Tech Crew Schedule

The schedule below shows when members of the crew for The Lion King, Jr. are called for rehearsals / performances.

 

Saturday, May 13: 10am-3:00pm (Deck, Sound)
Wednesday, May 17: 3:15pm-5:45pm (Deck, Sound)
Thursday, May 18: 3:15pm-5:45pm (Deck, Sound, Spot)
Saturday, May 20: 10am-3:00pm (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)
Monday, May 22: 3:15pm-5:45pm (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)
Tuesday, May 23: 8:30-11:00am ASSEMBLIES ACT 1 ( Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)

Tuesday, May 23: 3:15pm-5:45pm (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)

Wednesday, May 24: 8:30-11:00am ASSEMBLIES ACT 2 ( Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)

Wednesday, May 24: 3:15pm-5:45pm (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)
Thursday, May 25: 6pm-10:00pm PERFORMANCE (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)

Friday, May 26: 6pm-10:00pm PERFORMANCE (Deck, Lights, Sound, Spot)

 

The Lion King, Jr. - Synopsis

     RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King MUFASA and Queen SARABI ("Circle of Life with Nants' Ingonyama"). The king's jealous brother, SCAR, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa. Time passes ("Grasslands Chant") and YOUNG SIMBA grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard. Young Simba finds his best friend, YOUNG NALA, hunting with SARAFINA and the LIONESSES ("The Lioness Hunt") and invites her on his adventure. Once they ditch their overbearing babysitter, ZAZU ("I Just Can't Wait to Be King"), the cubs encounter the ravenous SHENZI, BANZAI and ED in the graveyard. Mufasa arrives and pummels the hyenas then takes the cubs home. Scar emerges from the darkness to recruit the HYENAS in his murderous plan to become king ("Be Prepared"). Back in the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands Young Simba then shares the guidance of their ancestors, up among the stars ("They Live in You").

 

     Enacting his plan, Scar leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals the hyenas to scare a herd of wildebeest ("The Stampede"). Scar alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son. Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scar pushes his brother back into the gorge, where he is trampled. Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return. As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba ("The Mourning"), Scar assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA, who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home ("Hakuna Matata").

 

     Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, NALA decides to leave and seek help ("Shadowland"). To her delight, she finds SIMBA alive in the jungle ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father ("He Lives in You"). With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands. Timon and Pumbaa distract the hyenas ("Luau Hawaiian Treat") while Nala rallies the lionesses. Simba confronts his uncle, the truth of Mufasa's murder is revealed and Scar runs away, pursued by angry hyenas. With peace restored in the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king and the circle of life continues ("Finale").

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