Starting Oct. 1 The Lion King Resumes Performances in Playhouse Square

(Cleveland, OH) - Starting on October 1, 2021 The Lion King resumes performances in Cleveland at Playhouse Square for the first time since the shutdown.

As previously announced, the tour returns to the road this fall, resuming performances at the KeyBank State Theatre for a two-week return engagement beginning Friday, October 1 and playing through Friday, October 15, 2021.

Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30pm.

To view The Lion King North American tour’s 2021-22 season engagements, visit

The production features Spencer Plachy as “Scar,” Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa,” Gugwana Dlamini as “Rafiki,” Nick Cordileone as “Timon,” Jürgen Hooper as “Zazu,” Ben Lipitz as “Pumbaa,” Darian Sanders as “Simba,” Kayla Cyphers as “Nala,” Keith Bennett as “Banzai,” Martina Sykes as “Shenzi” and Robbie Swift as “Ed.”

The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Jaylen Lyndon Hunter and Charlie Kahler and the role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Nia Mulder andKalandra Rhodes

In Cleveland, The Lion King will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 1:30pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm. There will not be a 6:30pm performance on Sunday, October 3.

Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a souvenir program and an exclusive cinch bag, are also available.

Tickets are available at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Ave in downtown Cleveland), by calling 216-241-6000, or at 

Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600, Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM.

Masks are required in all areas of Playhouse Square. Patrons can review Playhouse Square's health and safety guidelines at

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 20 million theatergoers. Having already played more than 90 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly returns to Cleveland at Playhouse Square.   

The tour will follow CDC, local, state and city health and safety guidelines, as well as all union protocols.

(Copyright, iHeartMedia 2021)

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