Let out your inner animal with an unforgettable cast of characters as you journey through the “Circle of Life” in Riverdale Grade School’s production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. The Riverdale spring play is a wonderful community tradition under the direction of Lakewood Theater with volunteer support by all participating families.

The Lion King Jr. Interest Form 2018

  • IMPORTANT DETAILS Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12, interested students will have 7 days to complete this interest form until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19. If there are fewer than 40 interested students, all can participate. If there are more than 40, a lottery will be held on Wednesday, February 21. All families will be notified of their outcome by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22. After notified, families will secure their place in the cast by registering and paying the $275 fee. Please keep in mind that The Lion King Jr. has 17 speaking roles, which means 23 students will be part of the ensemble. Also, putting on this production is an enormous task so we require that each registered family sign up for one volunteer shift in order to make this production possible. This year The Lion King Jr. auditions for the (up to) 40 selected students will be held March 12, 13 and 14. The auditions are structured to help our directors cast the play and give your child a true theater experience. We will provide a cast list and rehearsal schedule on Friday, March 16. Rehearsals start on March 20 and are held after school in the Commons. Rehearsals will be: Tuesday 3:30 – 5:00, Wednesday 2:30 – 4:30 and Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 Each student is required to attend 2-3 of the weekly rehearsals. It is important that your student attend every rehearsal for which they will be scheduled and not skip or leave early. Our two performances are at Lakewood Theater in Lake Oswego on May 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. If your student is interested in being part of The Lion King Jr. and their schedule is able to accommodate our production schedule, please submit your interest by completing this form. If you have further questions please contact Michelle Gutman or Virginia Mulligan.