Lion King Memphis | Orpheum Theatre

Lion King Memphis | Orpheum Theatre

The breathtaking African savannah will come to glorious life on stage in Memphis. Lion King, one of the most phenomenally successful musicals from Disney, is part of the 2014-2015 Broadway season at the Orpheum Theatre. Opening on February 3, 2015, Lion King runs in Memphis for four weeks until March 1, 2015.

Adapted for stage from the acclaimed Disney animated movie, Lion King retells the captivating tale of Simba and his quest to reclaim the Pride Lands and fulfil his kingly destiny. In this spectacular production, behold the beautiful Serengeti landscape come to life, complete with strutting giraffes, swooping birds, and leaping gazelles. One of the longest running and top grossing musicals on the Great White Way and the first ever to break the billion dollar-mark in sales, Lion King is directed by Julie Taymor and features a widely-adored musical score that include unforgettable songs like “Circle of Life” and the Academy winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Tim Rice and Elton John.

Unleash your imagination as Lion King transforms the Orpheum Theatre into the Serengeti every weeknight at 7:30 PM from Tuesday through Thursday and at 8 PM every Friday. The weekend presentations are at 2 PM and 8 PM every Saturday and at 1:30 PM and 7 PM every Sunday (except on March 1 when there is no evening performance. The running time of Lion King is 150 minutes with one intermission.

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Lion King Memphis Cast
Scar – Patrick R. Brown
Mufasa – Gerald Ramsey
Rafiki – Tshidi Manye
Zazu – Drew Hirshfield
Timon – Nick Cordileone
Simba – Aaron Nelson
Pumbaa – Ben Lipitz
Nala – Syndee Winters
Banzai – Keith Bennett
Shenzi – Tiffany Denise Hobbs
Ed (u/s Zazu, Pumbaa, & Timon) – Robbie Swift
Young Simba at certain performances – Jamaal (JJ) Batteast
Young Simba at certain performances – Tre Jones
Young Nala at certain performances – Mikari Tarpley
Young Nala at certain performances – Alexandra Underwood
Swing/Understudy Banzai & Ed – Andrew Arrington
Ensemble – Taprena Michelle Augustine
Ensemble – Raymond Baynard
Ensemble – Kyle R. Banks
Swing – Kalilah Black
Izell O. Blunt – Swing/Dance Captain
Russell Joel Brown – Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa
Ensemble – Amyia Burrell
Ensemble – Thembelihle Cele
Ensemble – Leroy Church
Ensemble – Erynn Marie Dickerson
Ensemble/Understudy Rafiki – Mukelisiwe Goba
Tony Freeman – Standby Pumbaa, Scar,Timon & Zazu
Ensemble – Yael Pineda- Hall
Swing – Deidrea Halley
Standby Scar & Pumbaa – Michael Hollick
Ensemble/understudy Simba – William James, Jr.
Ensemble – J.E. Johnson
Swing – Mykal D. Laury II
Ensemble/Understudy Simba – Roderick Lawrence
Ensemble – Farah Lopez
Ensemble/Understudy Banzai – Tonoccus McClain
Ensemble – Amber Mayberry
Ensemble – Aisha Mitchell
Swing/Dance Captain – Kendra Moore
Ensemble – Selena Moshell
Ensemble/Understudy Simba & Ed – Rob Parks
Ensemble – Sihle Ngema
Ensemble – Lilli-Anne Parks
Ensemble – Kevin Petite
Ensemble/Understudy Nala, Shenzi & Sarabi – Maurica Roland
Ensemble/Understudy Banzai – John Sloan III
Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa – Vusi Sondiyazi
Sarabi/Ensemble – Tryphena Wade
Ensemble – Derrick Spear
Swing/Understudy Mufasa – Frank Wright II

Music – Elton John
Lyrics – Tim Rice
Book – Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics – Julie Taymor
Choreographer – Garth Fagan
Scenic Design – Richard Hudson