Disney Theatrical Productions To Hold Open Call Auditions for ALADDIN and THE LION KING in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 7

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logo (1)Disney Theatrical Productions has announced an open casting call across North America for its current and future productions of the award-winning musicals Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting representatives from both productions will hold open auditions for local singers, dancers, actors and children (for The Lion King only) in Chicago on November 7 and 8, 2015. Both productions are seeking actors, singers who move well and dancers to be in the ensemble and to cover or replace lead roles.

Performers of all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Lion King

CALL: Singers and Children

WHEN: November 7; Registration: 9 AM-11 AM; Auditions Begin at 10 AM

WHERE: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph

CALL: Dancers

WHEN: November 8; MALE Registration: 9 AM-10 AM; Auditions Begin at 10 AM; FEMALE Registration: 1 PM-2 PM; Auditions Begin at 2 PM

WHERE: Lou Conte Dance Studio, 1147 W. Jackson

Aladdin

CALL: Singers

WHEN: November 7; Registration 9 AM-11 AM; Auditions Begin at 10 AM

Where: Oriental Theatre, 24 W Randolph

CALL: Dancers

WHEN: November 8; FEMALE Registration: 9 AM-10 AM; Auditions Begin at 10 AM; MALE Registration: 1 PM-2 PM; Auditions Begin at 2 PM

WHERE: Lou Conte Dance Studio, 1147 W. Jackson

For more information, including casting breakdowns, please visit www.DisneyOnBroadwayCasting.com.

About Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin, the Tony Award®-winning hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, is now in its second smash year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). Its success continues internationally with a production in Tokyo and upcoming sit-down productions in Hamburg, London, Sydney and additional cities yet to be announced.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

For more information on Aladdin, visit AladdinTheMusical.com.

About The Lion King

THE LION KING returns to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) December 2, 2015 through January 17, 2016. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

In its 18th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 132 years.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Melbourne, Australia; Mexico City; and on tour across North America and Japan, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

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