The Lion King Houston | Sarofim Hall

The Lion King Houston | Sarofim Hall

Coming to Houston this summer is the Disney and Broadway smash hit and one of the longest running musicals in the Great White Way, ‘The Lion King’. Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki and even the menacingly ambitious Scar are coming to the Hobby Center for a month-long run at the Sarofim Hall from June 27 to July 23, 2012.

Helmed onstage by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, ‘The Lion King’ is a marvelous theatrical spectacle of lifelike and life-size creatures and wonders that walk over the African Pridelands and rich and vibrant sceneries and sounds that mimic every color, object, movement, breath, life and soul of the safari, making audiences feel as if they were there, in the middle of every drama and adventure that unfolded from Simba’s birth, to Scar’s treacherous plot to usurp the Pridelands throne from Mufasa and Simba, to Simba’s coming-of-age until his triumphant return as the one true king. With the Academy Award winning theme ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ plus other well-loved songs from the musical such as ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘The Circle of Life’ underscoring every emotion and the infectious onstage energy, ‘The Lion King’ is definitely “a landmark event in entertainment” (Newsweek), the return of which to Houston is one of the much anticipated highlights of the Hobby Center’s 2012-2013 Broadway season.

The performance running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission.

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Lion King Houston 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



Address: 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Sarofim Hall Capacity: 2650