This Popular Disney Show Is Looking For Performers!

in Walt Disney World

festival of the lion king

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One of the many fun things about visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is seeing all the incredible shows that the theme parks offer. Whether it’s stage shows at indoor theaters, performances on the stage at Cinderella Castle, or watching the comedians putting on street shows at Hollywood Studios — there is always some form of entertainment happening at Disney.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the theme parks to shut down, the many shows have not come back in full force, but a very popular one has — and Disney is even looking for more performers!

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The slightly modified version of Festival of the Lion King — called A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King — was reintroduced a few months ago as part of Disney’s efforts to bring back live entertainment to the Park. Now, Disney is looking for performers to fill the four main roles of the show.

Disney Careers posted on its website about what performers the show is looking for and shared the following information:

Disney Live Entertainment is accepting Vocalist Submissions for Celebration of Festival of the Lion King; an African-inspired celebration of the music from the feature film; an original musical theatre production performed live in the state of the art, indoor, 1500 seat theatre-in-the-round in Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, performed live at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL.

We are seeking performers who are local to the Central Florida area for Sub Positions.

Upon signing of Walt Disney World® Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association.

Seeking the following role:

Kiume: The Leader. Must have a strong and powerful presence. Resonant baritone/bass. 5’10” – 6’2″ 

Zawadi: The Gift. “Mother Earth” to all who know her. Gospel mezzo-soprano with high belt. 5’5″ – 5’8″

Nakawa: The Prince. Good looking and confident. Pop/R&B second tenor. 5’8″ – 5’10”

Kibibi: The Princess. Sweet and impatient. Pop/gospel second soprano with high belt to E. 5’4″ – 5’8″

Festival of the Lion King
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Currently, A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King is performed multiple times a day Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and might be the most popular stage show at Walt Disney World. The show brings together the most popular parts of the 1994 film along with the costumes, singing, and dancing that made the Broadway show a Tony-winning hit.

Here is more information on the sensational show from the Disney World website:

Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand gala in honor of Simba, the lion cub who would be king.

As the lights dim, hear the sounds of the African savanna. A kinetic kaleidoscope of color floods the stage as colossal puppets, extravagantly costumed dancers, and incredible stilt walkers dazzle the senses.

During spectacular theatrics, you’ll relive all the classic songs from The Lion King, including “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” The spectacular finale includes a soaring rendition of “Circle of Life.”

It’s a moving and immersive theatrical experience celebrating music that has touched generations of Disney fans—and a festival you’ll want to be part of again and again!

festival of the lion king
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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 your roar, as the performers may need your help during the show!

Is A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King on your must-see Disney show list? Let us know in the comments!

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