Pedaling to The Lion

Last week we pedaled into The Armory in NW Portland, crammed the bicycle into the elevator, took it to the basement and wheeledthe bike/desk into Portland Center Stage’s Ellen Bye Studio. We were there to chat with Benjamin Scheuer, the writer and star of the acclaimed musical, The Lion. It’s a one-man autobiographical show that delves into the death of Benjamin’s father, a tough break-up and a difficult bout with cancer.  It’s had successful runs in New York and London and now it’s playing right here in Portland until June 14th. We chatted with Benjamin about rhymes, shrunken guitars and making old people cover their ears!

Benjamin’s also made some awesome music videos for a few of the songs in the show. You can see my favorite one here for the title song, The Lion:

And if you can’t see The Lion in Portland then head over to his website by clicking here and you can see a list of other places Benjamin will be performing the show in the next year. When you see him in Rochester or Milwaukee or Pittsburgh, make sure to tell him that we sent you!