Opened: October 26, 2017
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
National Tour Cast: Spencer Plachy, Gerald Ramsey, Mukelisiwe Goba, Buyi Zama, Nick Cordileone, Greg Jackson, Tony Freeman, Ben Lipitz, Jared Dixon, Nia Holloway, Keith Bennett, Martina Sykes, Robbie Swift, Brilyn Johnston, Richard A. Phillips Jr., Walter Russell III, Celina Smith, Derek Adams, Kayla Rose Aimable, Andrew Arrington, William John Austin, Eric Bean Jr., Kalilah Black, Thabani Buthelezi, Sasha Caicedo, Chante Carmel, Sean Aaron Carmon, Kyle Robert Carter, Thembelihle Cele, Daniela Cobb, Erynn Marie Dickerson, Ntomb’Khona Dlamini, Deidrea Halley, William James Jr., Kolin Jerron, Alia Kache, Jane King, Brandon A. McCall, Christopher L. McKenzie Jr., Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Aaron Nelson, Sihle Ngema, Phylicia Pearl, Christopher Sams, Jordan Samuels, Robb Sapp, Kaylin Seckel, Mpume Sikakane, Sophia Stephens, Kevin Tate, Jennifer Theriot, Courtney Thomas, Shacura Wade & Zola Williams
There’s no musical on stage quite like The Lion King. Over 20 years after its premiere on Broadway, the show is still entertaining audiences with its beloved storyline.
When Scar (Spencer Plachy) decides to take over Pride Rock, he plots to kill his brother Mufasa (Gerald Ramsey) and nephew Simba (Richard A. Phillips Jr. & Walter Russell III, alternating). Simba escapes, but returns to Pride Rock as an adult (Jared Dixon) to defend what’s rightfully his throne.
From the very start, this show is completely unique. In amazing costumes designed by Julie Taymor, an elephant and rhino make their way through the audience to the stage while you watch giraffes walk tall and strong.
The music by Elton John and Tim Rice is timeless and will have you singing along.
Final say: King of the stage. ★★★★★