Disney’s The Lion King returns to Vancouver for an exclusive 4 week engagement at the Queen Elizabeth theatre this summer, running June 18th to July 12th, 2015.
The Lion King
Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 75 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 112 years. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years. Having played 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.
The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”
Tickets are on sale online or by calling 1-855-985-5000, starting at $35.00 (plus applicable service charges). Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457. Additionally, Premium Ticket Packages are available which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item.
Win Tickets to The Lion King in Vancouver
I have a pair of tickets to give away to The Lion King on Thursday, June 18th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment about your perfect Hakuna Matata moment – your favourite way to unwind and relax with no worries (1 entry)
- Post your Hakuna Matata inspired photo on Instagram tagging @BACTouring @Miss604 #LionKingVancouver (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all combined entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Follow Broadway Across Canada on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their shows coming to Vancouver in 2015-2016.
Update The winner is Pepper!