The Lion King musical hits Spokane, performances scheduled through Feb. 3

The Lion King Musical has returned to the Spokane stage. The show, based on the 1994 Disney film, utilizes puppets to tell the story of Simba, a lion cub who just can’t wait to be king.

Gerald Ramsey is an Inland Northwest native. He says the parallels he’s found with his culture and the show have made him want to give it his best at every performance over the last three years. He plays Mufasa, Simba’s father, in the Lion King Musical.

“I was surprised because when I heard of the show I thought, what kind of connection could a guy from the South Pacific have to an African show, and I think that IS the magic of this show, it connects to everybody,” Ramsey said.

Performances run through February 3 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts. Act fast though, some performances are already sold out.

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