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The Lion, the Drama Desk Award-winning piece written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, has redefined the genre of musical theater. Scheuer tells, sings, and plays the turbulent story of his family and his own brush with mortality, with his supporting cast of six guitars.
“A mesmerizing guitarist,” Scheuer’s "songs are awfully well-constructed there’s a hint of Paul Simon in Scheuer’s easy, knowing lyrics and disciplined musicianship,” says The Washington Post. The New York Times says Scheuer “gets to the heart of the matter” in this celebrated autobiographical show. Like its hero, The Lion roars.
“Spellbinding! The best musical I've seen this year!” – The Huffington Post
“Wondrous…revelatory…incredibly entertaining!” – San Francisco Gate
“Scheuer’s style of composing and performing exhibits flashes of jazz, bluegrass, Dylan, Jeff Buckley, maybe even a little Morrissey in its lyrical mix of the whimsical and the achingly personal.” – San Diego Union Tribune
Listen to select songs and view more music videos at thelionmusical.com.
Presenter / Producer: Geffen Playhouse
Theater > Musicals
Event Phone: 310-208-5454
Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90024
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 1/4/2017 - 2/19/2017
Tuesday – Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm 8:00pm
Ticket prices are currently $60 and up and are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.com. Fees may apply.
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