City Theatre Company
November 11, 12, 13
7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
If you missed Benjamin Scheuer’s captivating coming-of-age musical production The Lion , at City Theatre last spring, you won’t want to miss the charismatic performer when he returns to the South Side for just three nights.
Creator, writer and star of the hit musical The Lion—an award-winning, one-man autobiographical show that’s touring internationally—Scheuer will again grace the City Theatre stage with his talents, this time treating fans to an intimate weekend blending story and song.
Presenting a unique series of limited-run concerts with his band, Scheuer is expected to share new songs along with re-imagined material from The Lion. He will be joined by drummer Brian Wolfe, who performs with Sufjan Stevens, and bassist and producer Geoff Kraly of paris_monster. Scheuer’s recent performances of the show at San Diego’s The Old Globe Theatre sparked comparisons to musical icons such as Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and Morrissey.
Released in June 2016 via ADA/Paper Music, Scheuer’s inaugural album, Songs from THE LION, debuted on the Billboard Top 10. Produced by Kraly, the 15-track work documents powerful and defining experiences in Scheuer’s own life, including his father’s death, a failed relationship, and his diagnosis, treatment and cure of advanced stage lymphoma. The acclaimed album showcases Scheuer on guitar and vocals, and features liner notes by Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Throughout his prior Pittsburgh run of The Lion, Scheuer connected with the City Theatre team and Pittsburgh audiences alike. He even hosted song-writing master classes, visited Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, met with students, appeared at local open-mic nights, and talked with patrons after each show.
A limited number of VIP cabaret table seating tickets—which include a post-show reception with the artists—are available starting at $100.
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