Join The Berkeley School's Cast of The Lion King Jr.!

The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Disney's The Lion King JR. has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.

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Key Dates & Details

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Rehearsals will take place on Friday's from January 14th-April 1st

See below for the full rehearsal schedule

The Performance will be held Friday, April 8th at 6 PM, with a dress rehearsal on Thursday, April 7th from 3:30-6:30 PM

Time: 3:30-5:30 PM

For Grades: 3rd-5th

Cost: $250/Participant

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

mainstages remains committed to ensuring safety for all students, staff, and families. To that end, we are continually developing and updating our COVID-19 safety protocols as guidelines change.

  • Our employees are all fully vaccinated
  • Staff will remain masked at all times
  • We will follow all social distancing guidelines set forth by the school
  • Supplies such as props and costumes will be regularly sanitized
  • Our flexible format allows for us to quickly transition to virtual rehearsals when necessary

In the case of a school closure due to COVID-19, we will continue the production online. No refunds will be issued.

Registration is $250 for Each Participant and Includes:

  • 13 two-hour rehearsal sessions and 1 three-hour dress rehearsal with mainstages professional theater directors
  • A Cast T-Shirt
  • A Show Poster and Playbill
  • Rehearsal Guides and Production Scripts
  • Pizza Provided for Cast Party!
  • A Certificate of Achievement

mainstages wants this production program to be accessible for anybody who wants to join. The Tommy Walker Scholarship Fund is an endowment that helps provide financial assistance to those who need it.

Please contact us at for information on the Tommy Walker Scholarship Fund.

Family Engagement

We keep parents informed in a multitude of ways:

  • The program begins with a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 5th @ 6 PM for families for us to share expectations and outline the program.
  • Families have access to an online page that provides schedules, resources, and reminders for the cast.
  • Available online program registration and ticketing portal.
  • Weekly emails are sent home that include photos, rehearsal news, and opportunities for engagement.

Full Schedule of Rehearsals & Performances for The Lion King Jr.

Virtual Meeting on Zoom for Parent/Guardian(s)

Wednesday, January 5th 6:00 PM

Rehearsal Dates

Friday's in the Berkeley Elementary Gym from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25

Dress Rehearsal Dates

In the Hurley Theatre from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday, April 1st
Thursday, April 7th

Performance Date

Friday, April 8th at 6:00 PM
In the Hurley Theatre

Hold Date/Make-up Rehearsal Date for Inclement Weather

Thursday, March 31st from 3:30-5:30 PM