One of the many fun things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is seeing all the amazing shows that the theme parks have to offer. Whether it’s live performances in indoor theaters, stage performances at Cinderella’s Castle or watching comedians put on street shows at Hollywood studios, there is always some form of entertainment at Disney. .
Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced theme parks to close, the many shows haven’t come back in force, but a hugely popular one has – and Disney is even looking for more artists!
The slightly modified version of the Festival of the Lion King – called A Celebration of the Lion King Festival – was reintroduced a few months ago as part of Disney’s efforts to bring live entertainment back to the park. Now, Disney is looking for performers to fill the four main roles of the series.
Disney Careers has posted the artists the show is looking for on their website and shared the following information:
Disney Live Entertainment accepts submissions from singers for the Lion King Festival celebration; an African-inspired celebration of feature film music; an original musical theatrical production performed live in a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat indoor theater in Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, performed live at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida.
We are looking for local artists from the Central Florida area for subheadings.
Upon signing the Walt Disney World® individual employment contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in the Actor’s Equity Association.
Looking for the following position:
Kiume: The chef. Must have a strong and powerful presence. Resonating baritone / bass. 5’10 ”- 6’2 ″
Zawadi: The gift. “Mother Earth” to all who know her. Gospel mezzo-soprano with high waistband. 5’5 ″ – 5’8 ″
Nakawa: The Prince. Handsome and confident. Second tenor Pop / R & B. 5’8 ″ – 5’10 ”
Kibibi: The princess. Sweet and impatient. Second pop / gospel soprano with belt high at mid 5’4 ″ – 5’8 ″
Currently, A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King is presented several times a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and could be Walt Disney World‘s most popular show. The show brings together the most popular parts of the 1994 film along with the costumes, song and dance that made the Broadway show a Tony award-winning success.
Here is more information about the sensational show on the Disney World website:
Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand gala in honor of Simba, the lion cub who was to become king.
As the lights dim, listen to the sounds of the African savannah. A kinetic kaleidoscope of color floods the stage as colossal puppets, extravagantly costumed dancers and incredible waders dazzle the senses.
During spectacular plays, you will relive all the classic songs of The Lion King, including “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight? The spectacular finale includes a rising rendition of “Circle of Life.”
It’s a moving and immersive theatrical experience celebrating the music that has touched generations of Disney fans and a festival you’ll want to participate in time and time again!
If you would like to watch A Celebration of a Festival of the Lion King during your trip to Animal Kingdom, be sure to check your My Disney Experience app for show times and more information.
Oh, and don’t forget to work on your roar, as the performers may need your help during the show!
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