Below is information regarding the casting of grades 1-8th. Act 1 spans pages 1-66 (scenes 1-8) in the libretto books and Act 2 spans pages 67-127 (scenes 8B-13). Please download the music from this link: https://huskerbrown.com/ssm/lionking/ and begin listening to the songs specifically for your grade/part. The songs are listed in the grade-appropriate accordions below. The lyrics for the music are also posted in the accordions (just follow the appropriate links there). Please, print the lyrics for your students and help them learn them as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions regarding the music or casting/parts, please contact Marina Brown (marinadbrown@gmail.com) or Katie Baumker (baumkers@cox.net). 

Casting and Music Information

Main Actors: ACT 1

  • YOUNG SIMBA: Gabby Keller
  • ZAZU: Cecilia Rickett
  • MUFASA: Rylan Pearson
  • SCAR: Emilio Castillo
  • RAFIKI: Chade Dol
  • YOUNG NALA: Faith Dol
  • SARABI: Emily Pestel
  • SARAFINA: Annie Carda
  • BANZAI: Alex Savicky
  • SHENZI: Nora Fitzpatrick
  • ED: Tyson Seymour

Main Actors: ACT 2

  • SIMBA: Emma Bruce
  • ZAZU: Maddie Caldwell
  • MUFASA/LION: Aaron Brown
  • SCAR: Malee Smith
  • RAFIKI: Mara Hartwig
  • NALA: Moira Harr
  • TIMON : Addy Bruce
  • PUMBAA : Gege Hoge
  • SARABI: Jennifer Urlacher
  • BANZAI: London Deal
  • SHENZI: Isaiah Stramel
  • ED: Adam Baumker

5th Grade: Act 1 Lions/Wildebeasts

Grade 5 will sing the following songs in Act 1:

4th Grade: Act 2 Lions

Grade 4 will sing the following songs in Act 2:

3rd Grade: Act 1 African Animals (Zebras, Antelopes, Storks, Elephants)

Grade 3 will sing the following songs in Act 1:

2nd Grade: Act 2 Jungle Birds/Monkeys

Grade 2 will sing the following songs in Act 2:

1st grade: Act 1 Hyenas

Grade 1 will sing the following songs in Act 1: