OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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The Lion King Jr – Fall/Winter 2016

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This is a listing of our exciting Fall/Winter production, classes and workshops for The Lion King Experience, Jr!  OYES produces musicals in three different age groups (4-6, 7-11, 12-18). These are fully realized productions that perform on the OYES Youth Center Stage at the Ojai Valley Community Church.  Auditions for placement take place the first week of the program. Everyone who registers for the musicals will be in the show!



The Lion King Experience Jr | Fall/Winter 2016-2017

OYES’ youth theatre program encourages CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND FUN! QUESTIONS: email info@ojaiyes.org Call 805-646-4300

THE LION KING EXPERIENCE JR PRODUCTION, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE.  Our Fall/Winter schedule has changed – please read carefully!



All casts Dance & Music: December Saturday’s, 12/3 and 12/17  



  • OFF BOOK DUE DATE: 12/7 (no scripts on stage)
  • Rehearsals Weeks as of 11/30:  (November 30, December 7, 14, 21, January 4)
  • Tech Week Rehearsals: January 10, 11, 12  @ 5:30pm-8:30pm <NO ABSENCES PERMITTED>
  • Performances: January 13, 14, 15 (Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm)
  • *Call times for all performances are 2 hours before showtime.


  • Rehearsals: November 29, December 6, 13, 20, January 3, 10
  • Tech Week Rehearsals: January 17, 18, 19  @ 3:30pm-6:30pm <NO ABSENCES PERMITTED>
  • Performances: January 20, 21, 22 (Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm)
  • *Call times for all performances are 2 hours before showtime.


  • Rehearsals: November 28, December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16
  • Tech Week Rehearsals: January 23, 25, 26 @  3:30pm-6:30pm <NO ABSENCES PERMITTED>
  • Performances: January 27, 28, 29 (Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm)

*Call times for all performances are 2 hours before showtime.



Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

OVCC Youth Center

907 El Centro Street, Ojai, CA 93023


Tuition Fees

$325 Early Registration by AUG 31st

$355 after SEPT 1st

Late Registration $385 after Sept 6th


Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org.



Directed by Marin Valerio

TOTS Cast  (Age 4-6)

Sept 19-Jan 29

  • Mondays
  • 3:00pm-3:50pm
  • Showcase Performance: January 29
  • Cost: $325
 Children attend a weekly class rehearsal and perform in a Lion King showcase performance with costumes, make-up and lights on the OYES stage!


Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org.



AGES 11-16

Sept 22-Jan 29

The Lion King, Jr Ensemble Chorus will rehearse and sing the enchanting ensemble music from this exciting show and perform in the Lion King, Jr performances.  (soloist parts by audition).  Vocal technique, musical direction and performance technique.  Performance based class.

  • Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm
  • Lion King Tech Rehearsals: January 11, 12 @ 6-8:30pm, Jan 19, 26 @ 3:30-6:30pm
  • Showcase performance: December 11
  • Lion King Performances: January 13-29 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)
  • Cost: $165



Please Read

Auditioning is not meant to be an intimidating experience. It is an opportunity to share your talents in a safe environment!

Please remember to prepare your heart in the event that you do not receive your role of choice. ALWAYS remember: We are rooting for you! We want you to shine!!!

Character List
Rafiki: A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home.
Mufasa: The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands.
Sarabi: A featured lioness, Mufasa’s mate, and Simba’s mother.
Zazu: The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.
Scar: The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba.
Young Simba: An adventurous and endearing cub who can’t wait to be king of the Pridelands.
Young Nala: A courageous lion and Young Simba’s best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.
Sarafina: A featured lioness and Nala’s mother.
Shenzi: One of Scar’s hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking
out for herself.
Banzai: A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren’t so lazy.
Ed: The third member of Scar’s trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.
Timon: An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the
confident, relaxed leader of the duo.
Pumbaa: A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.
Simba: Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront
Nala: Nala Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.
Hyenas: Scar’s army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands.
Lionesses: The fierce hunters of the Pridelands and featured in “The Lioness Hunt,” “The Mourning,” and “Shadowland.”
Ensemble: The ensemble plays various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest,
and other creatures.





What do you think?

Please keep your comments polite and on-topic.


Just wondering if you know when the classes and performance will be for the lion king. We are trying to figure out our schedule This fall, thanks.


August 15, 2016

Hello Charlie, our schedule is posted!

oyes admin

August 22, 2016

My daughter is 6, turning 7 midway through the session. Which would be most appropriate performance for her to audition to


August 25, 2016

Hi Sara, we recommend our tots program for age 6, turning 7. We will be posting our spring session dates very soon! if you would like to receive an email with dates and information, please send to registration@ojaiyes.org

oyes admin

January 7, 2017