• “The first must-see of the season.”

    — BroadwayWorld.com

  • “An irresistible winner. Benjamin Scheuer beams charisma.”

    — NY Daily News

  • “Benjamin Scheuer might be singing about his life, but really, he's singing about all of us.”

    — TheaterMania

  • “SPELLBINDING! See it now. See it again. The best musical I've seen this year!”

    — The Huffington Post

  • “Poignant and unexpected! Benjamin Scheuer’s songs are powerful, charismatic, and easy to become lost in.”

    — NBC New York

  • “My single favorite musical of all of last year, either on Broadway or in London”

    — The Stage

  • “ONLY THE HARDEST HEARTED COULD RESIST.”

    — THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • “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

The Lion

His Story Is About Courage. His Music Is About Finding It.
Los Angeles, CA
January 4, 2017 – February 19, 2017

Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

THE LION, the Drama Desk Award-winning piece written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, has redefined the genre of musical theatre. 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.

“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

“WONDROUS…REVELATORY…INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING!”

SAN FRANCISCO GATE

“The first must-see of the season.”

BroadwayWorld.com

“An irresistible winner. Benjamin Scheuer beams charisma.”

NY Daily News

“Benjamin Scheuer might be singing about his life, but really, he's singing about all of us.”

TheaterMania

“Sweet and satisfying, with songs you’ll find yourself humming for days!”

TheaterMania