The Lion King New Orleans | Mahalia Jackson Theater

The Lion King New Orleans | Mahalia Jackson Theater

Celebrate the circle of life and feast your eyes with the vivid African savannah that is sure to liven the stage in this Julie Taymor directed Broadway masterpiece, ‘The Lion King’. This Tony Award winning musical adaptation of the Academy Award winning Disney film is coming to New Orleans this spring for a month-long engagement at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, from March 14 to April 15, 2012.

‘The Lion King’ is an extravagant theatrical phenomenon that defies the boundaries of musical theater. “A landmark event in entertainment,” as Newsweek calls it, this production will have you hanging onto the edge of your seats in astonishment and exhilaration as the vast and majestic Pridelands emerge vividly onstage, transporting the audiences to a prairie richly filled with colorful, lifelike characters and creatures clad in scene-stealing costumes as brilliantly conceptualized by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor. Accompanying the stunning visuals are Elton John and Time Rice’s grand, rhythmic and soulful scores and tunes. The musical is the ideal combination of visual genius, storytelling mastery and musical perfection, and to say that “there is simply nothing else like it” (The New York Times) is like saying not one superlative in the English vocabulary will suffice to completely describe this exceptional Broadway spectacle.

Show times for ‘The Lion King’ are at 8 PM from Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6:30 PM on Sundays. Matinee performances are at 2 PM on Saturdays and 1 PM on Sundays, with a special matinee on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 2 PM. The performance running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission.

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Lion King New Orleans 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: 1419 Basin Street New Orleans, LA 70116
Mahalia Jackson Theatre Capacity: 2243