The Lion King Omaha | Orpheum Theatre

The Lion King Omaha | Orpheum Theatre

Grab a seat and don’t miss this chance to see the spectacular sights and sounds of the African savannah as it is brought to life in the Broadway musical The Lion King. The Orpheum Theatre plays host to this fantastic production as it runs from March 12 through April 7, 2013.

When a tragic accident kills Mufasa, king of the Pride Lands, Simba’s uncle Scar blames him for the death, which forces him to flee and hide from his true destiny. But as the Pride Lands wither away under Scar’s evil rule, Simba, with the help of his friends, must learn what it truly means to become king and gather up the courage to face Scar and reclaim his birthright. This musical adaptation of Disney’s animated film is truly a theatrical spectacle and will transport you to the African continent through the stagecraft and puppets designed by director, Julie Taymor, who won the Tony award for her work on this breathtaking musical.

The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre at the Omaha Performin Arts will be at 7:30pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Friday and Saturday evening performances will be at 8:00pm and Sunday shows will start at 6:30pm. Afternoon matinees will begin at 2:00pm on Saturdays and at 1:00pm on Sundays. The show will run from March 12 until April 7, 2013. The performance running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission.

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Lion King Omaha 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: 409 South 16th Street Omaha, NE 68102
Orpheum Theatre Capacity: 2546