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LEAP: Musical – The Lion King Experience Jr.

July 8 - July 26, 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

SteppingStone Theatre’s Summer Camp Production Of:

The Lion King Experience Jr.

Bring the African savanna to life in a production that has captivated audiences around the world.

Follow the adventures of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. When Simba’s uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile where he meets and befriends two jungle residents, Timon and Pumba. Over time, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his childhood friend, Nala, his shaman, Rafiki, and his mentor, Zazu. Once grown, Simba returns to challenge Scar and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King. Complete with a memorable ensemble of characters and fantastic puppetry & movement opportunities, don’t miss being part of this enchanting production.

Music and Lyrics by ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE Additional Music and Lyrics by LEBO M, MARK MANCINA, JAY RIFKIN, and HANS ZIMMER Book by ROGER ALLERS & IRENE MECCHI Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor


LEAP: Musical offers middle school artists, of all experience levels, an opportunity to be immersed in the art-making of theatre. Students spend their days in rehearsal for The Lion King Jr, actively participating in staging, dance, and music rehearsals, set, prop, & costume design, and character development process. At the end of the program, students will perform their musical complete with basic set, props, costumes, and lighting, on SteppingStone’s Main Stage.


Registration open to students who have completed grades 6-9. Please register for the grade your student has just completed in Spring 2019. Due to restrictions by our licensing provider, we cannot admit students who do not fall into this age-range.

No prerequisites or auditions to participate. An audition process to assign roles will be held during the first rehearsal. Students will be prepped for the entire audition process during class. No need to prepare an audition in advance. You will be asked to rank your confidence level in singing, dancing, and acting before the audition. Some roles may be double-cast. Due to time constraints, we cannot teach pitch matching to students who cannot sing in groups. However, we will make sure every student has a meaningful learning experience during the program. Our goal is to build skills and confidence for all young artists, including students who are beginners.


Because this is a performance intensive program, attendance during the following dates is expected. Conflicts must be minimal, and will need to be approved by the Director before rehearsals begin.

Rehearsal Dates: Monday-Friday, July 8-26
Rehearsal Times: 9:00am-4:30pm


Attendance during all three performance dates is required. Conflicts with performance dates must receive prior approval from the Director, and may prohibit you from receiving a leading role in the production. During performances, actors must arrive 1 hour prior to the show and are dismissed immediately following each performance.

Friday, July 26 | 7:00pm
Saturday, July 27 | 12:00pm & 3:00pm

Performances are open to the public! Tickets are $8.


Orientation must be attended by all cast and crew, and at least one parent/guardian. Strike is mandatory for all LEAP participants.

Orientation: Sunday, July 7 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Strike: Immediately following the 3:00pm performance on Saturday, July 27th.



Please call us at 651-225-9265 with questions, or email the Production Manager, Rachel Ostroot.


SteppingStone Theatre

55 Victoria Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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