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The Lion

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (54)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing
92
Avg Score

94
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like new, different music theater with a moving story.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that will make you laugh and cry.

92
Intimate, Resonant, Absorbing, Moving, Exquisite

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.

86
Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you love great songs and a story with it.

Don't see it if you hate finding yourself in the songs

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing

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.

85
Original, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if enjoy a heartfelt, one man show of song and storytelling.

Don't see it if you are looking for an old fashioned musical fill with song and dance.

100
Beautiful, Heart-warming, Life-affirming, Lovely music, Endearing

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

90
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Touching

See it if Great show with gripping stories and powerful music.

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy one man shows

Also I saw this show in Feb 2015 and would see it again.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Great writing, Original, Profound

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.

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

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.

81
Touching, Slow

See it if you like clean story telling and solo shows

Don't see it if you need mind-blowing staging or don't like one-man shows

69
Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like a coming of age, one man story telling show.

Don't see it if you want an extravagant, elaborate show.

95
Clever, Enchanting, Great writing, Masterful, Original

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.

84
Beautiful music, Poignant, Absorbing, Original

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.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Just see it. You won't regret it.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if If you like Disney plays

Don't see it if If your not into Disney

98
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see award winning costumes, great performers and an intense plot. Entry scene is riveting and the comedy is witty. Amazing!

Don't see it if Are not a Disney fan.

100
Exquisite, Original, Profound, Resonant, Refreshing

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.

92
Intimate, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You like intimate settings and insights into the writer/performer's life.

Don't see it if You want big, Broadway set pieces and costumes.

75
Dated, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy an old fashioned show

Don't see it if Don't like the old fashion feel and the acting

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Riveting, Intense

See it if you have a great imagination. Wonderful music and blocking of a well told story.

Don't see it if you want to see actual humans on stage.

86
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you like jungle themes

Don't see it if If you don't like plays

89
Engaging, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a personal, relatable story told through music.

Don't see it if You need elaborate staging and lots of characters to keep your attention.

100
Must see, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if Saw lion king twice and absolutely loved it both times. It was so enjoyable and the costumes and scenery were magnificent.

Don't see it if I would not tell anyone not to see it.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love Disney!

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of animal stories

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Clever

See it if If you are in NYC this a must see!!

Don't see it if You do have to see it


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