Proudly presenting The Regals Musical Society's
production of

Disney THE LION KING Jr
    27th September - 6th October 2019    

Rockdale Town Hall

The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. Music by Sir Elton John & Tim Rice.

"CUBS" Cast (Junior)
 

Rafiki - Ava Crewes
  (understudy Brooke Cotton for both casts)

Mufasa - Sebastian Mirarchi

Sarabi - Charlee Marshall

Zazu - Sabrina Franco

Scar - Seyna Catzel

Young Simba - Jensen Mazza

Simba - Julian Puckeridge
  (understudy Chris Testa for both casts)
Young Nala - Sienna Naumovski

Nala - Alissandra Alvarez
  (understudy Mia Fernandez for both casts)

Sarafina - Lily Jenkins

Shenzi - Tiana Bishara

Banzai - Peyton Cotton

Ed - Liliana Franco

Timon - Kurt Steggles

Pumbaa - Evan Stanhope

 

ENSEMBLE

Elijah Alkhair

Zoe Bertram

Asti Bieler

Audrey Brodie

Phoebe Crewes

Dakota Dela Cruz

Karissa Gouros

Angelique Helou

Olivia Hofmeier

Isabelle Kiely

Jacob Morrison

Gabi Morrison
Chloe Pryde

Zachariah Rogers

Jasmine Salinas

Jess Siveyer

Amara Stronach

Lara Tetley

Sienna Walker

Kate Wilson

"LIONS" Cast (Youth)

Rafiki
- Dani Caruso
  (understudy Brooke Cotton for both casts)

Mufasa - Jonah Eskander

Sarabi - Ruby Giourgis

Zazu - Joel Ruz

Scar - Flynn Crewes

Young Simba - Jacob Steggles

Simba - Max Fernandez
  (understudy Chris Testa for both casts)
Young Nala - Mikayla Nolan

Nala - Aliyah Santamaria
  (understudy Mia Fernandez for both casts)

Sarafina - Julienne Harvey

Shenzi - Elissa Knowles

Banzai - Jack Fahd

Ed - Tara Manna

Timon - Liam Carr

Pumbaa - Finn Allenby

 

ENSEMBLE

Alex Alkhair

Izak Allen

Jordyn Burns

Claudia Buttel

Brooke Cotton

Mia Fernandez

Hannah Fletcher

Amy Hummerston
Minh-Anh Le

Grace Matthews

Zara Matthews

Olivia Mirarchi

Zoe Napper

Leilani Puse

Elena Scheuble

Kallie Thompson

The "CUBS" cast comprised junior performers (7-12 years).
The "LIONS" cast comprised older youth performers.  

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTO GALLERY of Production and Rehearsal Photos

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The Regals Lion King Jr in the NEWS

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Feature and What's On articles in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, Canterbury Bankstown Torch, Canterbury-Bankstown Express and Liverpool Leader,
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Rehearsal Media Photos: Leanne Siveyer, Kathryn Skelsey

Stage Photos: Lilli Waugh Photography, Julian Batchelor
Graphics: Montana May Film, Kathryn Skelsey

Ava Crewes stars as "Rafiki", the wise mandrill, in the 'Cubs' cast of The Regals' production of Disney The Lion King Jr.

FULL SHOW SYNOPSIS

RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King Mufasa and Queen SARABI (Circle of Life with Nants’ Ingonyama).  The king's jealous brother SCAR, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa.

Time passes (Grasslands Chant) and YOUNG SIMBA grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard.

Young Simba finds his best friend YOUNG NALA hunting with her mother SARAFINA and the LIONESSES (The Lioness Hunt) and invites her on his adventure. Once they ditch their overbearing babysitter ZAZU (I Just Can't Wait to Be King) the cubs encounter the ravenous SHENZI, BANZAI and ED in the graveyard.  Mufasa arrives and pummels the hyenas, then takes the cubs home. Scar emerges from the darkness to recruit the HYENAS in his murderous plan to become King (Be Prepared). 

Back in the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands young Simba then shares the guidance of their ancestors up among the stars (They Live In You).
 

To enact his plan, Scar leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals the hyenas to scare a herd of WILDEBEEST (The Stampede). Scar alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son.  Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scar pushes his brother back into the gorge, where he is trampled.  Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death, and tells him he should run away and never return.

As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki and the Lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba (The Mourning), Scar assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign.   Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA, who take him into their “worry-free” jungle home (Hakuna Matata).
 

Under Scar’s reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed, as the hyenas eat without restraint. Now grown, Nala decides to leave and seek help (Shadowland). To her delight, she finds Simba alive in the jungle (Can You Feel The Love Tonight).  Nala urges Simba to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father (He Lives In You). 

With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands.  Timon and Pumbaa distract the hyenas (Luau Hawaiian Treat) while Nala rallies the Lionesses.  Simba confronts his uncle, the truth of Mufasa’s murder is revealed, and Scar runs away, pursued by angry hyenas. With peace restored in the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king, and the circle of life continues (Finale).

SONG LIST

Circle Of Life with Nants’ Ingonyama – Rafiki, Ensemble (all animals of the Pridelands)
Grasslands Chant – Grasslands Ensemble

The Lioness Hunt – Lionesses
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – Young Simba, Zazu, Young Nala, Ensemble (African dancers and animals)
Be Prepared – Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed and Hyenas
They Live In You – Mufasa, Ensemble
The Stampede – Wildebeest
The Mourning – Sarabi, Young Nala, Sarafina, Rafiki, Lionesses, Hyenas

 

INTERMISSION

Hakuna Matata - Timon, Pumbaa, Young Simba, Simba, Ensemble (Jungle)
Shadowland – Sarabi, Nala, Sarafina, Lionesses
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala, Ensemble (Fireflies)
He Lives In You – Rafiki, Ensemble (Ghostly Spirit Dancers)
Luau Hawaiian Treat – Timon, Pumbaa
Finale, Bows – All Company

CHARACTERS
 

Rafiki
A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evincing an air of mystery.

Mufasa
The strong, honourable and wise lion who leads the Pridelands, and who is a tender father to Simba.  

Sarabi
The Queen 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. Cold-hearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands.

Young Simba
The protagonist of the story is an adventurous and endearing cub who can't wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa's death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.

Simba
Grows from a cub to a lion in "Hakuna Matata." Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar.

Young Nala
A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She very confident and is not afraid to speak her mind.

Nala
Grows from a cub to a lioness, and re-unites with mature Simba.

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 kind-hearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation. A loveable and loyal friend to Timon and Simba.
  
Ensemble
Various inhabitants of the Pridelands, such as lionesses, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeest, and other creatures.

DATES & TIMES

The season ran during the school holidays.

All shows ran for about 90 minutes
with a 20 min
ute intermission.
 

“CUBS”: Junior cast

Friday 27th September @ 7.30pm
Saturday 28th September @ 2pm
Sunday 29th September @ 12pm
Friday 4th October @ 7.30pm (understudies)

Saturday 5th October @7.30pm**
 

“LIONS”: Youth cast
Saturday 28th September @ 7.30pm
Sunday 29th September @ 4pm

Wednesday 2nd October @ 7.30pm (understudies)

Saturday 5th October @2pm**
Sunday 6th October @ 2pm**

** Note: 5th - 7th October was a long weekend.
Daylight saving began on Sunday 6th October.

TICKET PRICES

$35 - Adult

 

$25 - Concession
(children, students Year 12 and under, pensioner and senior card holders) 
   

 

TICKET SALES -
ENQUIRIES & ISSUES:
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Phone: 0404 097 130

Rockdale Town Hall
(cnr 448 Princes Hwy & Bryant St,
Rockdale, Sydney NSW Australia)

Online Box Office Notes

You can log in as a Guest if you wish.

NB: the Online Box Office closes two hours prior to each show's commencement.

When it is closed, you can still buy tickets;
- when you arrive 'at the door' (the venue box office),
- or via the email or mobile number in the yellow box above.

Please be aware that the teired seating at the rear of the Rockdale Town Hall is NOT suitable for the elderly or people with mobility issues, as the stairs are high and have no rails.

If you do not receive your email tickets immediately after online purchase, please check your Junk email folder.

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The Lion King Jr PHOTO GALLERY

Rehearsal Media Photos: Leanne Siveyer, Kathryn Skelsey

Stage Photos: Lilli Waugh Photography, Julian Batchelor
Graphics: Montana May Film, Kathryn Skelsey