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The Lion King   Tour: Rafiki  

 
The Lion King
Opening Date: October 26, 2017    
Closing Date: Currently Running

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour

Currently Playing:
   The Smith Center
   Las Vegas, NV



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Disney Theatrical Group; Produced for Disney Theatrical Productions by Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher; Co - Producer: Anne Quart
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi; Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Additional music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; Additional lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; Adapted from the screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton; Music orchestrated by Robert Elhai and David Metzger; Music Produced for the Stage and Additional Score by Mark Mancina; Additional Vocal Score and Vocal Arrangements by Lebo M; Musical Director: Jamie Schmidt; Associate Music Producer: Robert Elhai
Directed by Julie Taymor; Choreographed by Garth Fagan; Associate Director: John Stefaniuk; Associate Choreographer: Marey Griffith; Dance Supervisor: Celise Hicks; Supervising Resident Director: Anthony Lyn; Resident Director: Dodd Loomis; Resident Dance Supervisor: Geoff Myers; Adapted Choreography: Aubrey Lynch II
Scenic Design by Richard Hudson; Costume Design by Julie Taymor; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Mask Design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry; Puppet Design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry; Hair Design by Michael Ward; Make-Up Design by Michael Ward; Associate Scenic Design: Peter Eastman; Associate Costume Design: Mary Nemecek Peterson; Associate Lighting Design: Carolyn Wong; Associate Sound Design: John Shivers; Associate Hair Design: Rowena Hume; Associate Make-Up Design: Rowena Hume; Associate Mask Design Louis Troisi; Associate Puppet Design: Louis Troisi
Executive Producer: Thomas Schlenk; General Manager: Thomas Schlenk; Company Manager: Chris Danner; Associate Gen. Mgr: Michael Height
Technical Director: Michael Carey; Production Supervisor: Doc Zorthian; Production Stage Manager: M. William Shiner; Stage Manager: Beth Bornstein
Choral Director: Lebo M; Musical Supervisor: Clement Ishmael; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Associate Musical Supervisor: David Kreppel; Conducted by Jamie Schmidt; Associate Conductor: Danny White; Keyboard 1: Chris Neville; Keyboard 2: Paul McCaffrey; Guitar: Robert Tye; Bass: Michael Brown; Drums: Phil Martin; Marimba: Mike Faue; Percussion: Stefan Monssen and Reuven Weizberg; Flutes: Darlene Drew; French Horn: Tim Riley; Music Copyist: Anixter Rice Music Service
Casting: Binder Casting and Mark Brandon, C.S.A.; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dance Captain: Christopher L. McKenzie Jr. and Theresa Nguyen; Fight Captain: Christopher L. McKenzie Jr. and Theresa Nguyen; Production Coordinator: Christina Huschle; Senior Publicist: Dennis Crowley; National Press Representative: Erica Jacobson; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Photographer: Joan Marcus and Matthew Murphy
Cast
Keith Bennett
Banzai
Gerald Caesar
Simba
Mark Campbell
Scar
(Oct 14, 2018)
Nick Cordileone
Timon
Nia Holloway
Nala
Greg Jackson
Zazu
Danielle W. Jalade
Young Nala
Alternate
Joziyah Jean-Felix
Young Simba
Alternate
Ben Lipitz
Pumbaa
Gloria Manning
Young Nala
Alternate
Gerald Ramsey
Mufasa
Ramon Reed
Young Simba
Alternate
Robbie Swift
Ed
Martina Sykes
Shenzi
Buyi Zama
Rafiki
Derek Adams
Ensemble Singer
Simba Shadow Puppet
Kayla Rose Aimable
Ensemble Dancer
Eric Bean, Jr.
Ensemble Dancer
Guinea Fowl
Gazelle
Thabani Buthelezi
Ensemble Singer
Simba Shadow Puppet
One by One Vocal
Circle of Life Vocals
Mouse Shadow Puppet
Lioness Chant Vocal
Sasha Caicedo
Cheetah
Nala Pole Puppet
Ensemble Dancer
Thembelihle Cele
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Erynn Marie Dickerson
Ensemble Dancer
Mukelisiwe Goba
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Jalen Harris
Ensemble Singer
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Scar Shadow Puppet
William James, Jr.
Ensemble Singer
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Scar Shadow Puppet
Jane King
Ant Hill Lady
Fireflies
Ensemble Dancer
Gregory Manning II
Ensemble Dancer
Buzzard Pole
Pumbaa Pole Puppet
Nhlanhla Ndlovu
One by One Dance
(Oct 14, 2018)
Circle of Life Vocals
(Oct 14, 2018)
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
(Oct 14, 2018)
Ensemble Singer
(Oct 14, 2018)
Aaron Nelson
Ensemble Singer
Simba Shadow Puppet
Selloane Nkhela
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Christopher Sams
One by One Dance
Scar Shadow Puppet
Ensemble Singer
Jordan Samuels
Ensemble Dancer
Acrobatic Trickster
Mpume Sikakane
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Sadé Simmons
Ensemble Dancer
Gazelle Wheel
Kimber Sprawl
Sarabi
Ensemble Singer
Kevin Tate
Gazelle
Ensemble Dancer
Jennifer Theriot
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Courtney Thomas
Stilt Giraffe
Ensemble Dancer
Shacura Wade
Ensemble Dancer
Swings: Andrew Arrington, Kyle Robert Carter, Deidrea Halley, Kolin Jerron, Christopher L. McKenzie Jr., Theresa Nguyen, Phylicia Pearl and Krystal Worrell
Standby: William John Austin (Pumbaa, Scar) and Tony Freeman (Pumbaa, Scar, Timon, Zazu)
Understudies: Derek Adams (Banzai), Andrew Arrington (Banzai, Ed), Kyle Robert Carter (Mufasa), Thembelihle Cele (Nala, Rafiki), Mukelisiwe Goba (Rafiki), Jalen Harris (Simba), William James, Jr. (Ed, Mufasa), Aaron Nelson (Simba), Selloane Nkhela (Rafiki, Sarabi), Phylicia Pearl (Shenzi), Christopher Sams (Mufasa), Jordan Samuels (Ed), Mpume Sikakane (Rafiki), Kimber Sprawl (Nala), Robbie Swift (Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu), Jennifer Theriot (Nala, Sarabi, Shenzi) and Krystal Worrell (Sarabi, Shenzi)
Cast
Keith Bennett
Banzai
Nick Cordileone
Timon
Jared Dixon
Simba
Nia Holloway
Nala
Greg Jackson
Zazu
Danielle W. Jalade
Young Nala
Alternate
Joziyah Jean-Felix
Young Simba
Alternate
Ben Lipitz
Pumbaa
Gloria Manning
Young Nala
Alternate
Spencer Plachy
Scar
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
Gerald Ramsey
Mufasa
Salahedin Safi
Young Simba
Alternate
Robbie Swift
Ed
Martina Sykes
Shenzi
Buyi Zama
Rafiki
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
Derek Adams
Ensemble Singer
Simba Shadow Puppet
Kayla Rose Aimable
Ensemble Dancer
Eric Bean, Jr.
Ensemble Dancer
Guinea Fowl
Gazelle
Thabani Buthelezi
Ensemble Singer
Circle of Life Vocals
Mouse Shadow Puppet
Lioness Chant Vocal
Simba Shadow Puppet
One by One Vocal
Sasha Caicedo
Ensemble Dancer
Cheetah
Nala Pole Puppet
Sean Aaron Cameron
Ensemble Dancer
Buzzard Pole
Pumbaa Pole Puppet
Chante Carmel
Sarabi
Ensemble Singer
Thembelihle Cele
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Daniela Cobb
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Erynn Marie Dickerson
Ensemble Dancer
Mukelisiwe Goba
Ensemble Singer
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
Mukelisiwe Goba
One by One Vocal
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
William James, Jr.
Ensemble Singer
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Scar Shadow Puppet
Jane King
Ensemble Dancer
Ant Hill Lady
Fireflies
Brandon A. McCall
Ensemble Singer
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Aaron Nelson
Ensemble Singer
Simba Shadow Puppet
S'bu Ngema
Ensemble Singer
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
S'bu Ngema
Circle of Life Vocals
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
S'bu Ngema
One by One Dance
(Oct 17, 2018 - ?)
Christopher Sams
Ensemble Singer
Scar Shadow Puppet
One by One Dance
Jordan Samuels
Ensemble Dancer
Acrobatic Trickster
Mpume Sikakane
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Sadé Simmons
Ensemble Dancer
Gazelle Wheel
Kevin Tate
Ensemble Dancer
Gazelle
Jennifer Theriot
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Courtney Thomas
Ensemble Dancer
Stilt Giraffe
Shacura Wade
Ensemble Dancer
Swings: Andrew Arrington, Kyle Robert Carter, Deidrea Halley, Kolin Jerron, Christopher L. McKenzie Jr., Kaylin Seckel, Zola Williams and Krystal Worrell
StandBy: William John Austin (Scar), William John Austin (Pumbaa), Tony Freeman (Scar), Tony Freeman (Zazu), Tony Freeman (Timon) and Tony Freeman (Pumbaa)
Understudies: Derek Adams (Banzai), Andrew Arrington (Banzai), Andrew Arrington (Ed), Chante Carmel (Nala), Chante Carmel (Shenzi), Kyle Robert Carter (Mufasa), Thembelihle Cele (Rafiki), Thembelihle Cele (Nala), Daniela Cobb (Shenzi), Mukelisiwe Goba (Rafiki), Deidrea Halley (Sarabi), William James, Jr. (Mufasa), William James, Jr. (Ed), Brandon A. McCall (Simba), Aaron Nelson (Simba), Jordan Samuels (Ed), Kaylin Seckel (Nala), Mpume Sikakane (Rafiki), Robbie Swift (Zazu), Robbie Swift (Timon), Robbie Swift (Pumbaa), Jennifer Theriot (Sarabi), Jennifer Theriot (Nala), Jennifer Theriot (Shenzi), Krystal Worrell (Sarabi) and Krystal Worrell (Shenzi)
music by Elton John; lyrics by Tim Rice
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Circle of Life Rafiki and Ensemble
I Just Can't Wait to Be King Young Simba, Young Nala, Zazu and Ensemble
Chow Down Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
They Live in You
(music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin; lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin)
Mufasa and Ensemble
Be Prepared Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed and Ensemble
Be Prepared (Reprise) Scar and Ensemble
Nao Tse Tsa
(music by Jacques Loubelo; lyrics by Jacques Loubelo)
Rafiki, Sarabi and Young Nala
Hakuna Matata Timon, Pumbaa, Young Simba, Simba and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
One by One
(music by Lebo M; lyrics by Lebo M)
Ensemble
The Madness of King Scar Scar, Zazu, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed and Nala
Shadowland
(music by Lebo M and Hans Zimmer; lyrics by Lebo M and Mark Mancina)
Nala, Rafiki and Ensemble
Endless Night
(music by Lebo M, Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer; lyrics by Julie Taymor)
Simba and Ensemble
Can You Feel the Love Tonight Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala and Ensemble
They Live in You (as "He Lives in You") (Reprise)
(music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin; lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin)
Rafiki, Simba and Ensemble
King of Pride Rock
(music by Hans Zimmer; lyrics by Lebo M)
Ensemble
Circle of Life (Reprise) Ensemble
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Oct 17, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Boise, ID
Oct 2, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 Peoria Civic Center Theatre Peoria, IL
Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018 Murat Centre Indianapolis, IN
Aug 22, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018 Belk Theater Charlotte, NC
Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI
Jun 13, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
May 30, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 The Plaza Theatre El Paso, TX
May 9, 2018 - May 27, 2018 Municipal Auditorium Music Hall Kansas City, MO
Apr 19, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Robinson Center Music Hall Little Rock, AR
Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018 James W. Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI
Mar 14, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018 Birmingham-Jefferson Concert Hall Birmingham, AL
Feb 14, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Orlando, FL
Jan 31, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018 Moran Theatre at Times Union Center Jacksonville, FL
Jan 10, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Dec 13, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 Shea's Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
Nov 16, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore, MD
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 The Smith Center Las Vegas, NV
Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 Saroyan Theatre Fresno, CA
Dec 13, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Jan 9, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 Hult Center For The Performing Arts Eugene, OR
Jan 23, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Appleton, WI
Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Hammons Hall Springfield, MO
Mar 14, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, FL
Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers, FL
Apr 24, 2019 - May 5, 2019 Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL
May 8, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Miami, FL
May 29, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA