Orpheum Theatre | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hakuna Matata! Disney’s The Lion King is making its way to the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday 4th April 2024 for an additional North American tour. This spring, seize the opportunity to experience the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that chronicles the story of Simba, his buddies, and his epic voyage to being King of the Pridelands. As the third longest-running Broadway show in the past, there is plainly nothing else like it! With an massive group of top-notch performers, witness how the brilliant costume design, vibrant carved masks, and meticulous make-up design carry audiences to the scenery and vistas of the African savannah. Watch this visual show at the imposing stage in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the best musicals are performed. Invite your family and friends to view the Circle of Life come alive on stage in this timeless tale of friendship, bravery, and fate! Be part of the Lion King’s legacy and get your tickets before it’s too late!
The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody mostly knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. First, the contemporary music style was rearranged and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in mask work, bringing the characters to life in unprecedented ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of breathtaking. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of awe-inspiring moments and scenic ingenuity, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests been rendered with such mesmerizing conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”
A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of artistic partner Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her conceptualization for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a tour de force, and that includes her work on wardrobe, marionette, and mask design.”
This 2024, you will get to see these fantastic puppets and enjoy the extraordinary music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Orpheum Theatre! The musical’s exceptional production and Orpheum Theatre’s modern facilities ensure that you will have a phenomenal experience! The renowned venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to Minneapolis, Minnesota. This spring, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s premium accommodations, luxurious seating, and impressive sound and light systems!
Catch the spectacular production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre this 2024 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the unmissable and cherished masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Reserve Your Seats link!