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Julie Taymor's acclaimed staging of the Disney animated film has been hailed as a Broadway landmark.
The story of a young lion cub's personal journey toward his destiny as king is enhanced by the lyrics of Tim Rice and the music of Elton John.
Best Available Orchestra Seating.
The Lion King performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Disney's shows run approximately two and a half hours, including intermission.
Length: 2.5 Hours
Tuesday - 7:00 pm or 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Wednesday - 2:00 pm and/or 7:00 pm and/or 8:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 2:00 pm and/or 8:00 pm
Sunday - 3:00 pm or 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
**Available through March 16, 2014**
This show has been rated FAM - appropriate for families. Hotel pick-up is NOT included. There is no child price discount for this show. Best available Orchestra Seating. PLEASE NOTE: All sales are final - NO CANCELLATIONS, EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 877-854-0445.
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THE LION KING
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap! The entire savanna comes to life and, as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises out of the stage. This is "The Lion King."
Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals miraculously brought to life with fabulous imagination by a cast of over 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director/designer Julie Taymor, as one of the most successful films in history is stunningly recreated live on stage. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and songs by South African composer Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer.
Treat yourself and your friends and family to a memory that will last a lifetime at the musical TIME Magazine calls "awe-inspiring! A gorgeous, gasp-inducing spectacle!"
To many, staging "The Lion King" seemed impossible. The epic conflict between lions worked beautifully in animated film - but on stage? But, Walt Disney Chairman Michael Eisner and Disney Theatricals Producers Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher believed in the power of the story in "The Lion King." They turned to Julie Taymor, a director and designer well known for mythical staging inspired by international theatrical forms.
Taymor was excited by the challenge. "When I looked at the film...I said to myself, what is working in this film for me? What's the most daunting challenge? That's what I like to do -- the sheer fact that it's very hard to do is a great challenge to me."
"The Lion King" is unique in that we see how the magic works on stage. There's no attempt to cover up the wheels and cogs that make it all happen. The human beings that control the puppets and wear the animal masks are fully seen. As an audience member at "The Lion King," you have an important job: With your imagination, you are invited to mix the "animal" with the human into a magical whole. As Julie Taymor says, "When the human spirit visibly animates an object, we experience a special, almost life-giving connection. We become engaged by both the method of storytelling as well as the story itself."
Perhaps the most dramatic scene in "The Lion King" is the wildebeest stampede. The effect in the theater is electric, as thousands of wildebeests seem to be rushing straight at Simba -- and at the audience. The illusion of thousands of racing animals is achieved with a canvas scroll and a series of large rollers. Wildebeests are painted on the scroll, and each roller is equipped with sculptures of the animals. On each successive roller, the wildebeest sculptures are slightly larger, until, closest to the audience, dancers rhythmically move huge wildebeest masks. This design creates a false perspective of great distance. When the scroll and rollers are moving, the audience seems to see waves of wildebeests driving forward.
The Creative Team
Music by Elton John
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter/performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with over 200 million records sold worldwide. Elton has won a wide array of industry awards including Grammys, Tonys and an Oscar and continues to add innovative work to his personal repertoire of 35 gold and 25 platinum albums. In December of 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts.
Elton's work also graces Broadway in the Tony award-winning "Aida." This May, the stage production of "Billy Elliot" - The Musical, in which Elton wrote the music, debuted in London's famed West End theatre district to rave reviews. According to Variety magazine editor Peter Bart, "'Billy Elliot' will clearly rank as one of the best musicals of its generation." Most recently, Elton and long time writing partner Bernie Taupin have completed the score for Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures' Broadway musical "Vampire Lestat."
In 1998, he was knighted by the Queen of England who honored him with the title Sir Elton John, CBE.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Tim began songwriting in 1965. That year, the first song he wrote ("That's My Story") was recorded by a rock group called the Nightshift whose career never recovered! But, that same year he met fellow budding songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber whose musical ambitions were in theatre rather than rock or pop. They joined forces as one could knock out a decent tune, the other had a way with words.
He has now written lyrics for more than a dozen musicals. The music for the first four was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Threee - "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - "Jesus Christ Superstar" - and "Evita" - became, and indeed remain, hugely successful all around the world, on both stage and screen. The pair went their separate ways in the early 80s.
Tim wrote several musicals in the 80s, performed in London and Paris. In the 90s, he contributed lyrics to the movies "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," as well as the stage shows "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida" - and, of course, "The Lion King."
Book by Roger Allers
Roger Allers makes his Broadway debut with this Tony-nominated book, adapted from the animated feature, which he co-directed. Mr. Allers has been instrumental in shaping the structure and dialogue for many Disney animated features since 1988, including "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "Oliver and Company," "Rescuers Down Under," "Prince and the Pauper" and the computer-animated movie, "Tron." Prior to working with Disney, he created animation on children's programs and features for studios in Boston, Toronto, and Tokyo. He is currently developing an animated feature for Sony studios and developing a new stage musical with his writing partner Irene Mecchi.
Book by Irene Mecchi
Irene began her association with Disney in March 1992, when she wrote "Recycle Rex," an animated short, which won the 1994 Environmental Media Award. Irene is a co-writer of Disney's animated features "The Lion King," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules." Along with co-author Roger Allers, she received a 1998 Tony nomination for writing the book for "The Lion King." Irene wrote the teleplay for "Annie," which aired on ABC in 1999. A native San Franciscan, Irene has written for print, television and live-action film and created a stage play drawn from the 60 years of newspaper columns by San Francisco's Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Herb Caen.
Julie Taymor - Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Codesign, Additional Lyrics
In 1998, Julie won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for "The Lion King." She also won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for her direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Ms. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with "Juan Darién" (Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater), nominated for five Tony Awards. Her film direction credits include "Frida" - winner of two Academy Awards, and "Titus" starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Ms. Taymor's awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Emmy for her film of "Oedipus Rex," Obie Awards for Visual Magic and for "Juan Darién," the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Dorothy Chandler Performing Arts Award, and the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production (Oedipus Rex). She directed a new production of "The Magic Flute" for The Metropolitan Opera in 2004 and premiered an original opera, "Grendel," at the Los Angeles Opera and subsequently at the Lincoln Center Festival in 2006.
Additional Music and Lyrics
Lebo is known as the "voice and spirit of The Lion King." Once a teenage singer in Soweto, the Grammy Award-winner and Tony nominee's music brings audiences to tears with hauntingly inspiring African rhythms and melodies.
A multi-platinum Tony nominee and multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-winning composer, Mark was an obvious choice to compose, produce and adapt additional music for "The Lion King" stage production, as he arranged and produced songs for the blockbuster animated feature film, for which he received both GRAMMY and American Music awards in 1994.
Hans received an Oscar, Golden Globe, and two Grammy awards for his original film score for the film version of "The Lion King." His film credits include six Oscar-nominated film scores, among them "Gladiator," "The Thin Red Line," "As Good as it Gets," and "Rain Man." Additional credits include the films "Crimson Tide," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Thelma and Louise," "Black Hawk Down" and "The Last Samurai."
Together with producing and composing partner Hans Zimmer, Jay has earned numerous awards and nominations, including Academy Award nominations for the film scores of "Driving Miss Daisy," "Rain Man" and "The Lion King." Following the success of "The Lion King," Jay conceived and produced the gold-selling follow-up album "Rhythm of the Pride Lands."
Hotel pick-up is NOT included. There is no child price discount for this show. Best available Orchestra Seating. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 877-854-0445.