The Lion King USA National Tour Reviews and Dates

National Tour 2016/17 – Reviews and Dates

The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets.

As the sun rises, Rafiki the baboon calls the animals to Pride Rock. She greets King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi before presenting their cub to the gathered animals (Circle of Life). Elsewhere, Mufasa’s brother, Scar, laments on his lost chance at becoming king. Back at her baobab tree, Rafiki asks the spirits to conjure the new prince’s name: Simba.


Cast: Patrick R Brown, Gerald Ramsey, Buyi Zama, Drew Hirshfield, Nick Cordileone, Aaron Nelson, Ben Lipitz, Nia Holloway, Keith Bennett, Tiffany Denise Hobbs.




The Seattle Times

The Toronto

DC Theatre

The Charlebois Post-Canada

The Columbus Dispatch


The San Antonio



Tour Details

The cities, theatres, and dates for the tour are as follows:

Madison, WI – Jun 05 2016 – Overture Center for the Arts Get Tickets

Dayton, OH   Jun 07 2016 – Jul 03 2016 – Ben & Marian Schuster Performing Arts CenterGet Tickets

Minneapolis, MN Jul 05 2016 – Aug 07 2016 – Orpheum Theatre Get Tickets

Portland, OR Aug 10 2016 – 04 Sep 2016 – Keller Auditorium Get Tickets

San Diego, CA Sep 07  2016 -Oct 02 2016 San Diego Civic Theatre Get Tickets

Albuquerque, NM Oct 04  2016 – Oct 30 2016 – Popejoy Hall Get Tickets

San Francisco, CA Nov 02 2016 – Dec 31 2016 – SHN Orpheum Theatre Get Tickets

New Orleans, LA Jan 04 2017 – Jan 29 2017 – Saenger Theatre Get Tickets

Detroit, MI Feb 01 2017 – Feb 26 2017 – The Detroit Opera House Get Tickets

Providence, RI Feb 28 -2017 – Mar 19 – 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center Get Tickets

Salt Lake City, UT Mar 23 2017 – Apr 16 2017 – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater Get Tickets

St. Louis, MO Apr 19 2017 May 07 2017 – The Fabulous Fox Theatre Get Tickets

Oklahoma City OK, May 09 2017 – May 28 2017 – Civie Center Music Hall Get Tickets

Greenville SC, May 31 – Jun 2017 – Peace Center Get Tickets

Houston TX, Jun 27 2017 – Jul 23 2017 – The Hobby Center Get Tickets

Please Note Tour Dates are all Subject to Change without notice check your daily press.

Cast Update 07/05/2016

Holding the Man on DVD Here