The Lion King is roaring its way to Minneapolis, Minnesota very soon. One of the highest grossing theatre productions of all time, The Lion King has surpassed many other Broadway productions – and with perfectly good reasons. This is your chance to witness the show and finally understand why people keep coming back for more. As the New York Times once said, there’s simply nothing like it.
The production features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. It has stood the test of time since its Broadway premiere in 1197, making it now the third longest-running Broadway production. Gather all your friends and family in this stage musical for all ages! The show will run at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis from the 27th of March to the 27th of April, 2024.
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“Disney’s “The Lion King” is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity.” – Variety
“The breathtakingly staged Broadway adaptation of Disney’s king of the cartoon jungle is an instant theater classic.” – Entertainment Weekly
Take part in the circle of life. The Lion King has been playing on Broadway since 1997. The wonders of the musical have now been brought to over 110 million audiences worldwide, with 27 different productions all over the world. Indeed, The Lion King is a must-see for everyone and it has earned itself the right to boast that it is one of the most outstanding musicals to ever see the light of day.
It is a stage musical with music by the legendary icon Elton John. We’re sure you’ve hear the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” at least once in your lifetime – and that song is exactly from The Lion King. It features lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, with additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer. Not to mention – it is based on the 1994 Walt Disney animation film of the same name. Upon the original movie’s release, it instantly received critical acclaim and numerous awards for its music, themes, and story. To this day, it remains the highest-grossing traditionally animated film.
The Lion King is set in an African kingdom of lions. Simba is a lion cub who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. However, after his paternal uncle Scar kills Mufasa to seize the throne, Simba is tricked into thinking he was responsible for his father’s death and flees into exile. Simba then grows up with the carefree outcasts Timon and Pumbaa, gains insightful advice from his childhood friend Nala and his shaman, Rafiki. To redeem his father, he realizes he must fulfill his destiny. He comes home to challenge Scar – to end his tyranny and assume his position in the Circle of Life as the legitimate king.
“Kids will go wild for this majestic jungle musical.” TimeOut
“impressive and jaw dropping, invigorating and a joy to experience.” – MiniTravellers UK
The musical is based on the original movie – although there are some elements that have been changed, as well as surprise scenes that audiences will surely enjoy. One thing about The Lion King is that the costume design is absolutely breathtaking. There is no other musical who has created production as extravagant as this one. Another crowd favorite are the puppets, which earned the musical a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design. Other accolades have been awarded to The Lion King (musical) including seven other Drama Desk Awards, and five Tony Awards.
A wide array of African masks, Japanese Kabuki costumes, and Malaysian shadow puppetry will dazzle you all throughout the production. The Lion King is indeed theatrically astonishing in its own way – offering the audiences a one-of-a-kind experience in the animal kingdom. Timeless songs are played throughout, including “The Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and the fan-favorite “Hakuna Matata.” Apart from the captivating set design and the catchy beats, The Lion King also features talented performers.
MD Theatre Guide urges its readers to enjoy the show, “The Lion King lives up to the hype, even after almost twenty-five years. You could see it on the faces of the children many of whom were barely past toddler age. They, like the rest of us, were totally enchanted. “The Lion King” remains a wonderful musical for children and for those of us who are still children at heart.”
This is your chance to have an unforgettable time with the entire family! The Lion King will run at the Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis from the 27th of March to the 27th of April, 2024. Make sure you secure your spots to the show while you can – the demand for The Lion King is unwaveringly high!
“Just prepare to be overwhelmed, and maybe bring along some tissues.” Newshub NZ
“By itself, with all of its glorious production, The Lion King could not have been more mesmeric.” – The National News