Benjamin Scheuer’s original musical about his growth as a man and as a musician. More…
A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — in THE LION, a wholly original downtown musical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a rock n’ roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music.
Much like its hero, THE LION roars.
See it if you love excellent story-telling, masterful guitar playing, and thought-provoking lyrics.
Don't see it if you're looking for a classic "night at the theatre." This is more of a song-cycle/storytelling with excellent music.
See it if You have parents. And love unplugged guitar and heartfelt singing. Just beautiful. Everyone would love this.
Don't see it if You are unsentimental, prefer to avoid thinking about family discomforts, hate acoustic guitar or solo-autobiographical shows
See it if you'll enjoy original folk music, touching & engaging stories, & intimate settings.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man-shows, autobiographical stories, or performances directed at the audience.
See it if you want something original and moving. It's a musical autobiography that's relatable and beautiful. The songs are exquisite.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows (this is a good one though). You want something happy all the way through.
See it if you appreciate the ability of a solo performer so vividly painting his characters, you feel like other people are on stage with him.
Don't see it if you've never had any issues with your parents. Nah, still see it. The themes of this beautiful show are universal.
See it if you like music that leans towards Folk over traditional musical.
Don't see it if you want to see a big budget musical, as this is very much not it. It's just one man on stage with a lot of guitars.
See it if you love acoustic music and raw emotions on stage. Ben is an incredible performer & he manages to find the joy in a sad story.
Don't see it if you're looking for a two act show about lighter themes.
See it if you want to see a one man show done well and you also enjoy coming of age stories.
Don't see it if you want to see something very theatrical and showy. This is a nice understated play.