Disney’s The Lion King in Vancouver

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Broadway Across Canada is bringing Disney’s The Lion King to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre during the 2024 – 2025 Broadway season.

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Disney’s The Lion King in Vancouver

  • Date: August 20 – September 14, 2025
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • Admission: To be announced.
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Celebrating 25 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its premiere in November of 1997, 28 global productions have been seen by over 112 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Group, under the direction of Andrew FlattAnne Quart, and Thomas SchumacherThe Lion King has made theatrical history with three productions worldwide running 20 or more years and two others running 25 or more years. 

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s songs from the Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice. Additional musical material by South African Lebo MMark MancinaJay RifkinJulie 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.

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated The Lion King feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include: Michael Curry (mask desgin), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), Anthony Lyn (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor), Lisa Dawn Cave (production supervisor), Thomas Schlenk (general manager) and ARC/Mark Brandon, CSA (casting). Anne Quart serves as executive producer.

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