Broadway’s most groundbreaking hit musical is going on tour, and it’s set to take over several cities this 2024! Disney’s The Lion King will hit the road from 2023 to 2024 and bring its incredible touring production to over 20 major venues, including a highly-awaited stop at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus! With a beloved storyline based on the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King brings a tremendously talented cast and an excellent creative team! The show will feature the amazing music of Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice! A recipient of multiple major awards in four countries, The Lion King is truly the show of a lifetime! Feast your eyes on this musical’s groundbreaking puppetry, costumes, and scenic design, and experience a pleasing soundscape featuring all the hits! It’s a visual and aural trip that will make for a perfect night out! Hurry and secure your tickets now to see The Lion King at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus!
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“The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater no matter what theater it’s in.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Breathtaking beauty and scenic ingenuity” – New York Times
“The most beautiful and spectacular sights theater can offer” – New York, John Simon
“The pride of Disney’s musicals, “The Lion King” – MD Theatre Guide
Unless you live under a rock, the story of The Lion King is one of the most well-known and most beloved epics of modern times. It features a young lion cub who runs away from home after his father is murdered by his evil uncle. Simba was supposed to have the perfect life with his loving father, Mufasa, who was wise and caring. But things take a turn when the evil uncle, Scar, wants to take the Kingdom for himself. After dying in a stampede set by Scar and his pack of hyenas, Mufasa passes away and leaves a bewildered young Simba. Scar comes to blame Simba for the death of his brother and urges him to run away. The young cub escapes the kingdom and finds solace in a faraway jungle. He meets new friends, Timon and Pumba, who show him you can forget your past. But as Simba turns into a young adult Lion, he encounters someone from his past, his childhood friend Nala. Memories came back, and Simba now has to choose between a carefree life or fulfilling his destiny as king of the Pride lands. Will Simba return and fight against the evil Scar? Find out by catching the Lion King at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus!
The Lion King musical is based on the 1994 film of the same name. The show uses the original music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. The Broadway production added some more music from producers and composers Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Tsidii Le Loka and Hans Zimmer. Fans who have seen the film can look forward to a plethora of familiar hits, such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Much of the music was rearranged to incorporate authentic African influences. A trial run was held in Minneapolis in 1997. That same year, the musical opened on Broadway. The production featured outstanding direction by Julie Taymor, choreography by Garth Fagan, scenic design by Richard Hudson, lighting design by Donald Holder, and mask and puppet design by Taymor and Michael Curry.
To this day, the Broadway production is still ongoing and has been recorded as the third longest-running and highest-grossing musical of all time. Over the years, the touring production would circle the U.K., the U.S., and across the world. The musical also opened in London’s West End, in Australia, and in France. The Lion King was also recorded to have been viewed by over 112 million people worldwide. From 2023 to 2024, The Lion King once again will hit the road in North America. The shows, which kicked off during the summer of 2023, will extend all the way to the summer of 2024.
The Broadway production of The Lion King received numerous awards, including eight Drama Desk Awards, a Theatre World Award, and five Tony Awards. The London production won two Laurence Olivier Awards, while the French production won a Moliere Award. In 2004, the Australian production bagged four Helpmann Awards, including Best Musical.
With a massive production, groundbreaking music, and trailblazing puppetry and costume design, The Lion King brought in countless rave reviews from theater critics. Variety referred To the Lion King as a “new generation of Cats.” The review goes on to praise the musical’s visual artistry, great storytelling, and for having the newly African-ized Pop songs of Elton John and Time Rice. Meanwhile, a review from Entertainment Weekly aptly referred to the musical as “King of the Hill.” The writer adds that Taymor had an amazing vision, and the musical will be a great show wherever the production goes. Lastly, the New York Times mentioned that in two hours and 40 minutes of the show, viewers will experience scenic ingenuity and breathtaking beauty.
This summer of 2024, The Lion King comes to Columbus, Ohio, to deliver several performances from July 12th to July 7th. The Ohio Theatre – Columbus provides guests with a top-tier entertainment experience. The venue has great accessibility, easy-access location, and ample parking in surrounding areas. Attendees can look forward to the theater’s plush seating and complete facilities. The main auditorium boasts impressive Spanish Baroque architecture with intricate details. The theater’s extravagant interior transports guests to another world and provides an opulent atmosphere. If you’re looking for a truly outstanding entertainment experience, you should catch The Lion King at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus!
Enjoy the amazing story of The Lion King by seeing one of the world’s most groundbreaking and trailblazing musicals! Tickets to showings at the Ohio Theatre – Columbus are now available through the Get Tickets link!