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Disney's The Lion King


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  • Detroit Opera House

Special Notes:

All shows and dates are subject to change. 

Open-Captioned and Audio Description Performances:  Sunday, January 30; 6:30pm

Health & Safety Information
 face coverings

All Guests* attending these performances must show  proof of a Negative Covid Test (taken within 72 hours of your performance) OR proof of  Full Vaccination (at least 14 days after your second dose) with a government issued ID prior to admittance to the theatre.  Additionally - all guests must wear face coverings while in the theatre unless actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

*Disney on Broadway performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 2 will not be admitted to THE LION KING tour performances. Children ages 2-11 will not need to show proof of negative Covid test or vaccine to attend Disney's The Lion King at the Detroit Opera House. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket and will be required to wear a mask at all times except when actively eating or drinking.


Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Detroit!

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.



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Starring:

Spencer Plachy

SCAR

Gerald Ramsey

MUFASA

Gugwana Dlamini

RAFIKI

Nick Cordileone

TIMON

Jürgen Hooper

ZAZU

Ben Lipitz

PUMBAA

Darian Sanders

SIMBA

Kayla Cyphers

NALA

Keith Bennett

BANZAI

Martina Sykes

SHENZI

Robbie Swift

ED, UNDERSTUDY (TIMON, ZAZU, PUMBAA)

Jaylen Lyndon Hunter

YOUNG SIMBA AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCE

Charlie Kahler

YOUNG SIMBA AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES

Nia Mulder

YOUNG NALA (AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES)

Kalandra Rhodes

YOUNG NALA AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES

Derek Adams

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (BANZAI)

Kayla Rose Aimable

SWING

Sandy Alvarez

SWING

William John Austin

STANDBY SCAR & PUMBAA

Eric Bean, Jr.

ENSEMBLE

Kalilah Black

SWING, UNDERSTUDY (SARABI)

TyNia René Brandon

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (NALA, SHENZI & SARABI)

Sasha Caicedo

ENSEMBLE

Sean Aaron Carmon

ENSEMBLE

Kyle Robert Carter

SWING, UNDERSTUDY (MUFASA)

Thembelihle Cele

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (RAFIKI & NALA)

Adrianne Chu

ENSEMBLE

Daniela Cobb

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (SHENZI)

Lyric Danae

ENSEMBLE

Paige Fraser

ENSEMBLE

Tony Freeman

STANDBY (SCAR, ZAZU, TIMON & PUMBAA)

Mukelisiwe Goba

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (RAFIKI)

Jamal Lee Harris

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (MUFASA)

Alia Kache

ENSEMBLE

Jane King

ENSEMBLE

Gabisile Manana

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (RAFIKI)

Christopher L. Mc Kenzie Jr.

SWING, DANCE CAPTAIN

Marq Moss

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (ED & SIMBA)

Nhlanhla Ndvolu

ENSEMBLE

Aaron Nelson

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (SIMBA, MUFASA)

Sihle Ngema

ENSEMBLE

Sicelo Ntshangase

ENSEMBLE

Sayiga Eugene Peabody

ENSEMBLE

Kevin Petite

ENSEMBLE

Yael Pineda-Hall

SWING, UNDERSTUDY (SARABI)

Maurica Roland

SARABI, ENSEMBLE

Nathan Andrew Riley

SWING, UNDERSTUDY (BANZAI)

Christopher Sams

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (MUFASA)

Jennifer Theriot

SWING, UNDERSTUDY (NALA, SARABI & SHENZI)

Courtney Thomas

ENSEMBLE, UNDERSTUDY (ED)

Shacura Wade

ENSEMBLE

Brian Westmoreland

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Kathleen E. Purvis

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Vanessa Dodgson-Thomas

STAGE MANAGER

Karen Parlato

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Michelle Scalpone

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Creative Team:

JULIE TAYMOR (Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics)

ELTON JOHN (Music)

TIM RICE (Lyrics) 

LEBO M (Additional Music & Lyrics, Vocal Score, Vocal Arrangements, Choral Director)

MARK MANCINA (Additional Music & Lyrics, Music Produced for the Stage, Additional Score).

ROGER ALLERS (Book

IRENE MECCHI (Book)

GARTH FAGAN (Choreographer)

RICHARD HUDSON (Scenic Design)

DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design)

MICHAEL CURRY (Mask & Puppet Co-Design)

MICHAEL WARD (Hair & Makeup Design)

STEVE CANYON KENNEDY (Sound Design)

HANS ZIMMER (Additional Music & Lyrics)

JAY RIFKIN (Additional Music & Lyrics)

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