A brilliant staged adaptation of the animated musical adventure film The Lion King, this musical has awe-inspired the young and the old. It is a wonderful mash-up with music from the pop legend Elton John, lyrics from Tim Rice, and experienced direction from Julie Taymor.
The Lion King Boston Tickets
The story starts with the carefree days of a young cub Simba who is heir to the throne in Pride Lands. He and his friends mess around while his father Mufasa keeps the land safe. A malicious plot from his uncle Scar ends up changing Simba’s life, forcing him to flee. Thus begins his tale of betrayal, redemption, friendship and love as he finds the courage to face his destiny.
The Lion King has a counting audience of over seventy million across several continents. It was a major hit when it first premiered in Minnesota in 1997. It has since become Broadway’s highest grossing musical and among the top five longest-running shows. It has to its name a half-dozen Tony Awards and three Molière Awards, including “The Best Musical” in both. “There is simply nothing like it,” says The New York Times.
The show features exotic wildlife from Africa played out by actors using animal masks, intricate headgear and primal make-up. The moods are set by catchy tunes, dancing shadow puppets, well-choreographed sequences and dazzling visual effects. With a few surprises here and there, the performers magnificently bring the timeless classic to life onstage.
The musical is all set to play in Boston. Get the Lion King Boston tickets and get the chance to watch it live with friends and family.