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DALLAS — Casting has been announced for the Dallas engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING. Dallas’ most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Music Hall at Fair Park stage from Wednesday, October 2 to Sunday, October 20.  The award-winning musical returns to Dallas following a six-week sold-out premiere engagement in 2002 and a successful five-week engagement in 2007 at the Music Hall.

The production features Patrick R. Brown as “Scar”, L. Steven Taylor as “Mufasa”, Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as “Rafiki”, Andrew Gorell as “Zazu”, Ben Lipitz as “Pumbaa”, Nick Cordileone as “Timon”, Dashaun Young as “Simba”, Nia Holloway as “Nala”, Keith Bennett as “Banzai”, Rashada Dawan as “Shenzi” and Robbie Swift as “Ed.”

The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Jordan Hall and Nathaniel McIntyre and the role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Nya Carter and Zyasia Page.

In Dallas, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and weekend and select Thursday matinees at 1:30 p.m. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Tickets are available at the DSM Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, #5642 Preston Royal Shopping Center.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 15 million theatergoers and grossed over $1 billion to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its Dallas and North Texas return at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The current schedule is listed below.

Wednesday, October 2 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 3 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 5 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 6 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 7 Dark

Tuesday, October 8 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 10 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 12 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 13 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 14 Dark

Tuesday, October 15 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 17 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 19 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 20 1:30 p.m. last performance

Original Article at : http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/10/02/casting-announced-for-disneys-the-lion-king/

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