Singers and dancers offered chance to perform in UK and Brazil
Up to 20 South Africans may be selected for The Lion King show
Disney Theatricals is about to open two more productions of the longest running Broadway show, The Lion King, in London (the touring production) and Brazil.
Word Of Mouth Pictures, Disney’s official casting agent in South Africa, said in a statement they will be holding open auditions for The Lion King in Johannesburg and Durban.
It added these auditions will be not only to look for more South African talent for these two upcoming productions but to also look for talent for other productions in other parts of the globe.
The Lion King, which opened in the United States in 1997, is currently the longest running Broadway musical in the world, with companies in countries like London, Germany, Spain, and the USA.
This production has provided a windfall for South Africans as there are more than 10 South African singers in each production and currently there are more than 150 South Africans in the various productions around the globe.
The Lion King's South African casting director Duma Ndlovu is confident that no less than 20 South Africans stand a chance of being cast this time around.
"The Lion King has provided an amazing opportunity for our country's talented singers. The number of South Africans currently in the various productions would represent more than three musicals and this has helped develop South African actors in an unprecedented way," said Ndlovu.
Audition dates and venues are as follows:
TUESDAY, 21 AUGUST 2012
Singers: The Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
Dancers: Dance Junxion, The Mall of Rosebank, Rooftop Level, corner Bath and Cradock Avenue, Rosebank
Time: 9am – 3pm
THURSDAY, 24th AUGUST 2012
Singers: The Playhouse company, 231 Smith Street, Durban
Time: 9am – 3pm