Last June I saw The Lion at MTC and was blown away by this little show with a lot of heart written and performed by the fantastically talented Benjamin Scheuer. So, I was thrilled to be able to go back to it’s new temporary home at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at the Culture Project to see it again last week.
The story was the same, the music was the same, the intimate setting was the same, and Scheuer was the same (okay, he may have gotten even better since the last time).
I’m sad I only got to see this the Thursday before it closed and I wish I could’ve given it the accolades it truly deserved on here before it closed, but alas. I heard it’s going on tour though, so book your tickets ASAP.
I’m super late to the party on this, but can I just say how excited I am for this to be onstage again? This show is a gem. I adored it at MTC last season and I will definitely be paying $$ to see it again downtown. I’m sure there will be some kind rush, so you should go check it out too.
Benjamin Scheuer’s Coming-of-Age Musical The Lion Will Roar Off-Broadway
Last weekend I was thoroughly surprised and delighted by this little show off-off-Broadway at MTC’s smallest stage at City Center, The Lion, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer.
I’d read that it was about his life, so I expected it to maybe be a little self-indulgent and full of hyperbole, but it wasn’t. At all. It was deeply honest, at times very sad, with lots of comic relief to get you through the sad points. And Scheuer is a very attractive man who writes beautiful songs, so watching him play these songs is no hard task.
I had no idea what to expect going in to this but I’d be lying if I wasn’t telling everyone to go see it now. It’s really a gem.
Go see it!