The Cast of The Lion King Jr.

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for The Lion King Jr with Limelight Performing Arts. If you were not cast, we invite you to audition again for future shows. Keep auditioning, keep trying, and keep training!

Note: There are 3 sets of named roles for this production (Pridelands Cast, Savanna Cast, and Jungle Cast). Not all casts will have equal numbers of shows. If you have a role AND Ensemble next to your name, this is because you will be performing in the Ensemble in the shows you are not the named role. At the cast and parent meeting on Wednesday we will discuss casting and show assignments in more detail. At that time, we will let you know which animal you will be playing if you are in the ensemble.   **Please let us know ASAP if you are NOT planning to participate in the show and are declining your role.


There is a MANDATORY all cast and parents meeting THIS Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00pm. Every cast member must have a responsible adult representative present. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


You do not need to fill anything out in advance of the meeting.


DIDN’T AUDITION FOR THE SHOW? Consider auditioning for one of our upcoming productions: “The Sparrow” (a non-musical play) and “Willy Wonka Kids” (musical), and later this spring “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (musical). 

To get on the email list for info on our next auditions, Fill out the form HERE.



Owen Aspinall – Timon
Sophie Aspinall – Ensemble
Ava Barela – Rafiki, Ensemble
Sadie Bates – Ensemble
Zoe Bauerle – Ensemble
Emma Benham – Ensemble
Jordan Brent – Ensemble
Cory Brooks – Zazu, Ensemble
Olivia Brydon – Sarabi, Lioness
Elliot Burns – Nala, Ensemble
Libby Carr – Serafina
Kylan Chait – Young Simba
Jorian Chait – Mufasa
Natalie Cline – Ensemble
Quincy Cowans – Simba, Mufasa
Davina Crowl – Ensemble
Rihanna Crowl – Ensemble
Brailyn Cuberson – Ensemble
Angelica D’Escoto – Rafiki
Gabby D’Escoto – Ensemble
Kostner Deacy – Pumbaa, Ensemble
Liam Dinyes – Ensemble
Teagan Dinyes – Zazu
Brynna Dunn – Serafina, Lioness
Marguerite Durma – Ed
Paige Erdmann – Lioness
Vincent Farley – Pumbaa
Shaylee Flanagan – Sarabi, Lioness
Shayla Forero – Ensemble
Kaylee Forth – Ensemble
William Friedman – Ensemble
Gracie Gamble – Nala
Jordan Gingell – Scar
Ashton Grantham – Serafina, Lioness
Marin Halvorson – Ed
Ryley Hansen – Timon
Kayla Hardin – Banzai, Ensemble
Zoe Hatzi – Ensemble
McKenna Henry – Ensemble
Miranda Horovitz – Ensemble
Baylee Horvath – Young Simba, Ensemble
Joselynn Jensen-Rogers – Ensemble
Kayla King – Rafiki, Lioness
Amelia Knight – Ensemble
Ella Koglmeier – Ensemble
Hailey Laidig – Young Nala, Ensemble
Catherine Lazarou – Ensemble
Lauren Lewis – Ensemble
Garrett Lindsey – Mufasa, Simba
Hannah Luo – Ensemble
Emma Manning – Shenzi
Anderson Maughan – Ensemble
Caity Miller – Banzai, Scar
Zacary Nelson – Ensemble
Connor Olden – Ensemble
Aaliyah Perez – Ensemble
Illeannah Perez – Ensemble
Julia Pitman – Young Nala, Ensemble
Reagan Plank – Pumbaa, Lioness
Karis Puckett – Ensemble
Logan Queen – Banzai
Audra South – Young Nala, Ensemble
Preston South – Ensemble
Abby Springer – Timon, Ensemble
Savannah Springer – Ensemble
Monica Suarez – Ensemble
Jaisey Sutton – Ensemble
Mia Tarwater – Shenzi, Lioness
Olivia Timothy – Zazu, Sarabi
Madison Todd – Ensemble
Tara Todd – Ensemble
Brandon Trudelle – Simba
Keith Varty – Ensemble
Izzy Vazquez – Ensemble
Savannah Wetch – Ensemble
Kaitlyn Woodward – Young Simba, Ensemble
Meredith Woodward – Shenzi, Ensemble
Olivia Woodward-Shaw – Nala
Ava Wright – Ensemble

Auditions for the Lion King


Who:    Performers Ages Kindergarten through 9th Grade
Where:  Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
(511 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 12, Gilbert, 85233)
on Guadalupe Rd between Gilbert and Cooper Roads.
When: Auditions are Friday, November 3 from 4:15-9pm.
Callbacks are Friday, November 10 from 9am-1pm

If you would like to learn more or receive a detailed audition packet, CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to the cast of Elf Jr!


Buddy – Trey McDonald
Santa Claus/Mr Greenway – Riley Thornton
Jovie – Hailey Gates
Emily Hobbs – Amelia Knight
Walter Hobbs – Connor Brigola
Michael Hobbs – Abby Springer
Deb – Alyssa Fernandez

The following roles are featured/supporting roles who will also play ensemble the rest of the show.

Mandi Bahr – Chadwick/Mother of Child on Santa’s Lap
Zoe Baurle – Matthews
Emma Benham – Santa’s Helper
Jordan Brent – Charlotte Dennon/New Yorker Duet/Macy’s Saleswoman
Bear Burgess – Security Guard/Policeman/Jogger
Natalie Cline – Emma Van Brocklin, New Yorker Duet/Finale Soloist 2
Kaylee Delgado – Elf 3
Marguerite Durma – Businesswoman
Vincent Farley – Macy’s Manager
Jaden Fernandez – Elf Ensemble, Finale Soloist 3
Shayla Forero – Teenager, Elf Ensemble
William Friedman – Security Guard, Policeman
Ashton Grantham – Macy’s Employee #1
Ryley Hansen – Flyer Guy
Zoe Hatzi – Elf Ensemble
Hailey Laidig – Charlie/Elf Soloist 1
Catherine Lazarou – Elf 1
Alyssa Lu – Elf Ensemble
Olivia Michelson – Child on Santa’s Lap, Elf Ensemble
Connor Olden – Fake Santa
Seleste Ortiz – Elf Ensemble
Julia Pitman – Sam/Elf Soloist 2/Finale Soloist 1
Savannah Springer – Elf 5
Monica Suarez – Sarah
Jaisey Sutton – Elf 2/Finale Soloist 4
Mia Tarwater – Shawanda
Mason Todd – Elf 4
Madison Todd – Darlene Lambert/Comforting New Yorker
Annabelle Wahlig – Elf Ensemble

Cast List: Side Show

Congratulations to the cast of Side Show!

Meet the Cast!


Owen Aspinall – Male Cossack
Tamara Benham – Auntie, Hunchback
Tate Chernen – The Geek, Ray
Tilda Ellefson – Venus de Milo, Judge
Vincent Farley – Roustabout, Tod Browning
Grace Fraser – Roustabout, Cameraman
Gracie Gamble – Teen Violet, Sword Swallower
Hailey Gates – Bearded Lady
Jordan Gingell – Sir
Ryley Hansen – Human Pin Cushion
McKenna Henry – Bat Boy
Lauren Hiller – Roustabout
Kayla King – Fortune Teller

Hayden Keegan – Buddy Foster
Hailey Laidig – Young Violet, Dog Boy
Felicity Martin – Amazon Woman, Sir’s Lawyer
Julian Mendoza – Terry Connors

Gabby Martinez – Tattooed Lady

Caitlin Miller – 3 Legged Man
Jessica Montecalvo – Teen Daisy, Snake Charmer
Connor Olden – Lizard Man
Shayna Padjen – Half Man, Half Woman
Tori Penman – Acrobat
Jordan Sagy – Jake
Annabelle Skala – Daisy Hilton
Brett Small – Roustabout, Announcer
Savannah Springer – Young Daisy, Female Cossack
Samantha Timothy – Violet Hilton
Becca Webb – Pinhead

Acting Workshops with our friends at Studio 3!

Limelight Performing Arts has teamed up with Studio 3 Performing Arts to offer some amazing acting workshops coming up!

Did you know… that when directors are making final decisions on casting a show, it almost always comes down to who can ACT the part the best. Do you know what it takes to get ahead in acting and shine in any role?

Studio 3 is here with some amazing workshop offerings to help you gain confidence in your auditions, build a portfolio of acting materials, and discover the top tips for realistic, genuine acting. more details