The Jungle Book Auditions


Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

at 235 32nd St. Avalon NJ, 08202

Audition time slots will be scheduled and sent out after registration 

or if you wish to send in an audition video, please do so by June 19th. Please send all videos to

Audition Preparation:

Ages 8-12... 

Please prepare a song from the musical  (audition practice tracks can be found at the bottom of this page) These are suggested audition tracks, but you may use any song from the show.

Please also prepare a side from the musical (audition sides can be found at the bottom of this page) 

Ages 5-7... 

At this age if auditioning seems like a little too much for your child, they have the option to skip and be placed in a smaller ensemble role. 

If auditioning, students should sing Happy Birthday

or if students would like to choose a song from the show, they may. 


The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Character Casting:

Certain roles may be double cast and/or understudy may be also part of casting. 


Mowgli is a boy who gets along with everyone and who is very likable. He has a joyful and curious nature, and a twinkle in his eye. 


The role of Bagheera, the panther, is not gender-specific. You might consider casting a female to play this role to help balance the male-to-female ratio of the leading characters. 


Baloo, the bear, should be cast by someone who is exuberant with a great natural talent for singing and acting. Baloo provides much of the comedic relief in the story, so the actor must possess a natural sense of comedy. 


Kaa, the snake, supplies threat and danger to Mowgli's journey out of the jungle. 

Shere Khan

Shere Khan, the tiger, is King of the Jungle. 

Colonel Hathi

Colonel Hathi, the elephant, is in charge of the elephant brigade. but is also a little forgetful. He is good at giving commands but doesn't really understand what's going on around him. 

Elephant Troupe

The Elephant Troupe should be good movers/dancers so they can physicalize the behavior of elephants and march in and out of formation.

Baby Elephant

The Baby Elephant can be the smallest or youngest child. There is a solo line in the song as well as marching

King Louie

King Louie is King of the Monkeys. 

Old Monkey

The Old Monkey should not be afraid to assume the physical traits of a monkey.


Monkeys should be strong dancers. "I Wan'na Be Like You" offers the chance to do great musical choreography. 

Jungle Chorus

The Jungle Chorus is your ensemble of singers, actors and dancers. 

Coconut Tree / Shanti

Shanti is the girl who takes Mowgli to the village at the end of the story. She is hiding in the jungle the entire time disguised as a Coconut Tree. She should exude sweetness and kindness.

Shanti's Family

Shanti's Family is not seen, but represented by offstage voices. 

Audition Tracks

14 I Wan'na Be Like You (Reprise).mp3

I Wan'na Be Like You Reprise


15 Shere Khan the Tiger.mp3

Shere Khan The Tiger

Shere Khan

13 I Wan'na Be Like You.mp3

I Wan'na be Like You

King Louie

04 Kaa the Snake.mp3

Kaa The Snake


10 The Bare Necessities .mp3

The Bare Necessities 

Baloo and Mowgli

05 Trust In Me.mp3

Trust In Me

Kaa The Snake

07 Colonel Hathi's March.mp3

Colonel Hathi's March

Colonel Hathi

02 Jungle Prologue.mp3

Jungle Prologue

Bagheera and Baloo

Audition Sides

Bagheera & Mowgli.pdf
Baloo & Mowgli.pdf
King Louie.pdf
Shanti, Mowgli, & Baloo.pdf
Kaa & Coils.pdf
Shere Khan.pdf