With signature direction and conceptualization by Julie Taymor, The Lion King, which was based on the Academy Award winning movie of the same name, premiered on Broadway in 1998, winning six Tonys. This play is a visually rich, musically vibrant telling of the story of Simba—a young lion cub and prince who seems unconcerned with his heritage until his father is murdered. It is then that Simba must learn to survive, grow up and eventually reclaim his thrown.
Show InformationPreview: October 15, 1997 November 13, 1997 Duration: 2 hrs, 30 mins 1 Intermission
Group InformationGroup Minimum: 10 Age recommendation: 8+
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CASTSimba Bradly GibsonNala Adrienne WalkerMufasa L Steven TaylorScar Steven CarlileYoung Simba (alternating performances) Haven AlexanderYoung Simba (alternating performances) Jesus Del OrdenRafiki Tshidi ManyeZazu Tony FreemanPumbaa Ben JeffreyTimon Fred BermanYoung Nala (alternating performances) Suri MarreroYoung Nala (alternating performances) "Jo" RameyBanzai James Brown-OrleansEd Enrique SeguraShenzi Bonita J. Hamilton
CREATIVE STAFFMusic Elton JohnLyrics Tim RiceDirector Julie TaymorBook Roger Allers and Irene MecchiCostume Designer Julie TaymorChoreographer Garth FaganSet Designer Richard HudsonLighting Designer Donald HolderSound Designer Tony Meola
SYNOPSISThe story of The Lion King focuses on Simba, the lion prince, and his struggle to survive and take back what is rightfully his from Scar his scheming uncle,. For Simba the tragic and suspicious death of his father, Mufasa, signals the start of a journey that will bring him new friends, wisdom and strength.This is a vibrantly told tale that includes heightened and lavish costuming, acrobatic choreography and beautifully interpreted songs. The score is moving and the story of a young cub who must endure great loss is inspirational. Visual splendor, massive ensemble pieces and stunning theatricality interpolated from other cultures and art forms give The Lion King a unique flavor and style.Be prepared to be entertained in a style that embraces diversity, while revealing elements common in all of us. With a happy ending that reveals that adversity can lead to triumph, The Lion King will uplift you. After more than a decade, it’s still a fine night at the theatre.
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