Rising Stars

Welcome to the Rising Stars Program! 

Everything you need to know about SEMS Rising Stars Programs for the 2018-2019 school year is right here.  

This year’s production show will be The Lion King
Important upcoming dates:

September 5, 2018 - Sign-ups open for The Lion King

September 10, 2018 - Audition Workshop (2:30 - 4:00pm) - sign-ups now open

September 11, 2018 - Beginning Dance for Theatre begins - sign-ups now open

September 17, 19, & 21, 2018 - Auditions for The Lion King

September 24 & 26, 2018 - Callback for The Lion King

October 1, 2018 - First rehearsal for The Lion King


Great job on all of the auditions! Below you will find everything you need to know for callbacks! Please be sure you read all of the instructions on our callbacks. 
  • Below is the list of students we would like to see again next week. We are only listing number so I hope you all remember your number! 
  • We would like everyone who auditioned to attend to our dance call on Monday from 2:30-3:30, even if you feel you are not a dancer. 
  • The callback schedule is listed below. Please be sure you look closely at when you are needed. Your character might be called on both days and for more than one time slot during that day. 
  • We may release students early or keep students later than the times given. 
  • Parents should be ready to pick up your child at any given time throughout the callback period. 
  • If you are on the callback list for a character you must attend the dance call. 
  • If you are not on our callback list that does not mean you are not cast in the show. 
  • If you are on the callback list that does not guarantee you a spot in the show. 
  • Please be sure you check the ENTIRE callback list. You may have been called back for more than one part. 
  • Attached are the scenes and songs we will be using for the callbacks. Please practice over the weekend. 
  • The scene attachments are listed by character so be sure you practice the character(s) that you are called back for. 
  • We may not have everyone read all the scenes or sing the full song(s) listed, but be prepared with all the material given.
  • If you are called back for Nala/Sarabi please review both parts
  • If you are called back for Bonzai, Shenzi, or Ed, please review all parts
  • If you need help learning the songs, please look them up on YouTube by typing in the song title and then Lion king Jr.

  • You may print out any of the material given, but we will provide scripts to use at the callback, so no need to bring the material with you. 
  • The better prepared you are, the more successful you will be at the callback, so again, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Young Simba: 1, 26, 48, 58, 72, 77

Young Nala: 3, 10, 15, 22, 50, 63, 89, 97, 112, 119

Simba: 24, 40

Nala/Sarabi: 6, 13, 16, 28, 37, 54, 67, 88, 90, 92, 103, 115

Mufasa: 24, 131

Zazu: 10, 11, 15, 20, 26, 63, 72, 89, 107, 108, 110, 119, 120 

Scar: 4, 24, 58, 78, 115, 125, 136

Rafiki: 6, 13, 34, 37, 65, 92, 119

Timon: 13, 15, 28, 54, 58, 72, 108, 116, 119, 132

Pumba: 11, 58, 63, 75, 117, 125, 131, 136

Bonzai, Shenzi, & Ed (Hyenas): 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 28, 46, 65, 71, 72, 76, 89, 103, 108, 109, 120, 121, 125



Monday, September 24th


2:30-3:30: Dance Call: All who auditioned


3:30-4:15: Simba, Mufasa, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa 


4:15-5:00: Young Simba, Timon, Pumba, Simba, Nala


Wednesday September 26th: 


1:30-2:30: Young Simba, Young Nala, Sarabi, Zazu, Scar, Nala


2:30-3:30: Scar, Mufasa, Nala, Simba, Sarabi, Young Nala, Young Simba, Zazu


3:30-4:00: Young Simba, Scar, Mufasa


3:45-4:15: Young Simba, Young Nala, Zazu, Bonzai, Shenzi, Ed



Lion King Sides_They Live in You_Mufasa.pdf
Lion King Sides_Shadowland _Nala.pdf
Lion King Sides_I Just Can't Wait To Be King_Young Simba_Young Nala_Zazu.pdf
Lion King Sides_He Lives in You_Rafiki.pdf
Lion King Sides_Hakuna Matata Part 1_Young Simba_Timon_Pumba.pdf
Lion King Sides_Hakuna Matata Part 2_Simba_Timon_Pumba.pdf
Lion King Sides_Can You Feel the Love Tonight_Nala_Simba_Timon_Pumba.pdf
Lion King Sides_Be Prepared_Scar_Hyenas.pdf

For information on how to sign up for auditions or any of the workshops, please email semsrisingstars@gmail.com