Casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. St. Louis's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Fox Theatre stage from Wednesday, August 15 to Sunday September 2. The press opening night is Thursday, August 16 at 8:00pm.
The sardonic and deviously cunning "Scar" is played by Brent Harris. Dionne Randolph is "Mufasa," the great warrior and ruler of the Pridelands. Buyi Zama is the wise baboon shaman "Rafiki." Mark David Kaplan portrays the prim and proper hornbilled bird "Zazu." Ben Lipitz is the carefree warthog "Pumbaa" and Nick Cordileone is the wisecracking meerkat "Timon." Mufasa's son, "Simba," the lion prince born to be king, is played by Jelani Remy and Syndee Winters is the loyal lioness "Nala."
The three evil hyenas are played by Keith Bennett ("Banzai"), Rashada Dawan ("Shenzi") and Robbie Swift ("Ed"). The role of "Young Simba" is alternated between Zavion J. Hill and Adante Power and the role of "Young Nala" is alternated between Sade Phillip-Demorcy and Kailah McFadden.
In St. Louis, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm; Sunday evenings at 6:30pm on August 19 and 26; Saturday matinees at 2:00pm and Sunday matinees at 1:00pm. There will also be 1:00pm matinees on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 31. Ticket prices start as low as $28. Additionally, Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location in the first five rows, a commemorative souvenir program and parking, are also available. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Box Office and by phone at 314-534-1111 and online at LionKing.com. Orders for groups of (15) or more may be placed by calling 314-535-2900.
The North American touring production of THE LION KING has been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its St. Louis return at the Fox Theatre.