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Why see The Lion King?

THE MASTERPIECE on tour again!

As seen on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022!

Disney presents a musical that brings the much-loved 1994 animated film to life to breath-taking effects, spirit and power, inviting you to explore the African Serengeti and join the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation has original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly.

Welcome to the lion king!

Since opening on Broadway in 1998, The Lion King has smashed records, evolving into the highest grossing show, playing to date, 6,700 performances and mounting new ones worldwide. The success is well deserved as the musical is a visually stunning affair, creating a realistic and thrilling landscape, with actors dressed as the wild animals and encompassing their characters in a spectacular, goose bump-giving performance that keeps audiences coming back time and again.

Whether you want to see the spectacle for yourself for the first time, or are a returning visitor, you can be sure that this is a musical that the whole family can enjoy!

What is The Lion King About?

To the rejoicing of all the animals of the savannah, a new prince is born, to just King Mufasa and his wife. The cub grows up into a lively youngster whose best friends are the sarcastic hornbill Zazu and the beautiful and feisty lioness Nyla. Together they play and discover their homeland in joy, until one day King Mufasa is tragically killed and Simba is replaced by his evil Uncle Scar, and retreats to the jungle to grow up with the hilarious meerkat Timon and the big-hearted wildebeest Pumba. But he can?t turn his back on the kingdom forever, and now he must act and stop Scar from destroying the Pride. Join Simba as he takes the journey to his destiny, learning about life, and love, along the way!

Did you know?

To transport the North American touring production, it involves 18 trucks to transport the puppets and set pieces from city to city! Of the 18, 14 of the trucks are 53' long trailers.

Key Information

Audience

The Lion King is elementary school children and older. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted.

Run Time

Two hours 40 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Dates

Finished Mar 26, 2023

Cast

  • Darian Sanders as Simba
  • Peter Hargrave as Scar

Further cast

Derek Adams, Kayla Rose Aimable, William John Austin, Iman Ayana, Isaiah Bailey, Samantha Lauren Barriento, Eric Bean Jr, Layla Brent, Christin Byrdsong, Sasha Caicedo, Thembelihle Cele, Leroy Church, Daniela Cobb, Lyric Danae, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Marq

Creative

  • Elton John - Music
  • Tim Rice - Lyrics
  • Julie Taymor - Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics
  • Roger Allers - Book

Awards

1998 Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Choreography (Garth Fagan)
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Julie Taymor)
  • Best Costume Design for a Musical (Julie Taymor)
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder)
  • Best Scenic Design for a Musical (Richard Hudson)
Nominations
  • Best Book of a Musical (Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi)
  • Best Orchestrations (Robert Elhai, David Metzger and Bruce Fowler)
  • Best Original Score (Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer)

1998 Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Choreography (Garth Fagan)
  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Julie Taymor)
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Richard Hudson)
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Julie Taymor)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Donald Holder)
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Tony Meola)
  • Outstanding Puppet Design (Julie Taymor, Michael Curry)
Nominations
  • Outstanding New Musical
  • Outstanding Orchestrations (Robert Elhai, David Metzger, and Bruce Fowler)

Reviews

Critic's review

A wonderful wonderful show, it will touch a deep chord with anybody.

Sunday Times

Customer reviews

64 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

Stephanie

The Lion King, Portland, OR.

My family saw The Lion King last night and it was truly spectacular. Although just a play, it brought back so many memories and feelings from our trip to Kenya and Tanzania last year. When I saw the elephant walk down the aisle, I got tears in my eyes. The singing, music and costumes are astounding and creativity is off the charts! I loved it so much and I think you will too! Please don’t miss it. The performers are so talented, to say the least. Thank you!!! ... Read more

Amy Cooper

AMAZING SHOW, THE LUON KING RULES

I was excited to watch the Lion King . I became teary-eyed , when it started..the costumes, scene setting. music was beautiful. It was emotionally moving with an important message about life. loyalty and family. I will never forget it. Go see it ... Read more

Richard Cortijo-Madera

Amazing Professional Performance

Simply Riveting! ... Read more

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