Disney’s THE LION KING is in search for Young Simbas and more in Manila


Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions announces a further open call audition for the male child’s role in the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s THE LION KING on Friday 4 August, 2017.

The first international tour of THE LION KING, which premieres in Manila in March 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire, is searching for boys from ages 9 to 12 for the role of Young Simba. The Manila premiere is presented by Concertus.

The search is on for confident children with personality, natural actors/singers who can move well. Previous performing experience is not necessary.

All performers must pre-register for the open call by contacting Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group.

“The Philippines is rich with wonderfully talented performers and we are excited to not only bring this wonderful production to Manila for the very first time, but to welcome to the cast young Filipino actors who will join performers from South Africa and around the world in bringing this show to audiences in Manila.” commented Producer of the international tour, Michael Cassel.

'Circle of Life' from Disney's THE LION KING
‘Circle of Life’ from Disney’s THE LION KING

Beyond Manila, the international tour will enjoy additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa, with other engagements to be announced.

Children will be asked to prepare the last verse of “Just Can’t Wait to be King” and bring with them a 3R headshot, birth certificate, a parent/guardian’s written consent, and be prepared to fill out a registration form upon arrival. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All Performers must pre-register for the open call by contacting the Children’s Casting Director – Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group – on: +63 338 9718, (0945) 338 6162 or (0917) 838 1534. Or you can send an email to

Deadline for registration is July 30th 2017.

For further information about THE LION KING or to sign up to be the first in line for tickets, visit:

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Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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