Posted on

DeltaARTS Crittenden Youth Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Lion King’

DeltaARTS Crittenden Youth Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Lion King’


Students k-12 invited to be a part of fall CYT production

DeltaARTS Development & Communications Director DeltaARTS’ Crittenden Youth Theatre (CYT) will hold auditions for grades K-12 for “Disney’s The Lion King JR” on Thursday, Sept.

19, at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept.

21, at 10 a.m., at the DeltaARTS Glenn P.

Schoettle Arts Education Center, 301 S. Rhodes, in West Memphis.

Sponsors for “The Lion King” are State Rep. Deborah and Dr. Scott Ferguson. CYT Season sponsors are Evolve Bank & Trust and The Morris Foundation. Emma Crystal will direct and choreograph the production.

Students only have to appear for auditions on one of the two days (Thursday or Saturday), but they should keep Sept. 21, from 1-3 p.m., open for invitation- only call-backs in case the directors need to hear more from them.

Students will need to prepare by memorizing the lyrics and melody to a song of their choice to perform a cappella (without musical accompaniment). As movement will be involved at the auditions, recommended attire is athletic footwear (no sandals, flip-flops, or boots), a comfortable top, and pants or shorts (no skirts or dresses).

A parent meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m., at Faulk Elementary School, in West

Memphis. Parents are asked to pay participation fees at this meeting, which are $75 per child (and $60 for each additional child from the same family). DeltaARTS accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards. A limited number of participation scholarships are available.

Performances of “Disney’s The Lion King JR” will be held at the Academies of West Memphis Performing Arts Center Nov. 7-9. Participants must be available for all performances of the show.

For more information about auditions or scholarships, visit youth-theatre or contact Artistic Director Jayme Stokes at (870)732-6260 or

Established in 1972, DeltaARTS provides imaginative arts education to more than 12,000 residents through a variety of programs. DeltaARTS is a graduate of the Momentum’s Program for Nonprofit Excellence, and is a two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education (2003 and 2015) and an affiliate site of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll Up