Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 23, 2013
The musical opens in majestic fashion. Giraffes wander in while a giant paper sun unfolds in a golden glow. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. Cheetahs prowl and zebras prance as the lush savanna comes to life. Then, as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises from the stage.
After opening at the storied Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King continues to resonate with audiences across the globe. Now in its 16th year, the play has already won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is the highest-grossing show in Broadway history.
It also continues to have an almost perfect rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from audiences and critics alike and continues to play to over 100 percent capacity. (Source: entertainment.link.com)
In addition, director-designer Julie Taymor's acclaimed production now has a touring production that has been traveling across America’s heartland and has already played to packed houses in Cleveland, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Tempe earlier this year. Additional productions are also running in London, Hamburg, Madrid and Tokyo.
Currently, the U.S. touring cast is performing at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California through Sunday, January 12, 2014. The crew then travels to perform 63 shows at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 15 through March 9, 2014.
Next on the schedule are 39 performances at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington from March 11 through April 6; Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia for 23 performances from April 10 to April 27; and Kennedy Center Opera House for 72 performances from June 17 through August 17, 2014.
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Originally released as an animated musical adventure movie by Walt Disney in 1994, The Lion King has earned over $951 million worldwide as of 2011 and is the highest-grossing hand-drawn film in history. The movie won two Academy Awards in music and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, with its songs written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice and original score by Hans Zimmer.
The current Broadway adaptation opened in October of 1997, and is now the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history. Also, as of April 2012, it became the highest grossing Broadway show of all time, with over $853.8 million in receipts. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Directed by Julie Taymor, the brightly plumed musical paints a dreamscape of jungle characters in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. According to reviewers, Taymor's genius lay in cutting the sentiment with healthy doses of vaudeville and music-hall humor, and in enlarging and strengthening the female roles.
Plus the fabulous puppets of Taymor and Michael Curry - giant pachyderms, tiny shadows, stilt-walking giraffes, soaring birds, dancing grasslands – add to the wonder of the show.
Then there’s Elton John and Tim Rice's hit songs (including "Circle of Life, "Hakuna Matata," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), Hans Zimmer's Oscar-winning score, and Lebo M's outstanding choral arrangements.
And, of course, there’s the story. Ripe with influences from the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses, and plays Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it tells of the trials of Simba, a young lion who is to take his father Mufasa's place as king. However, after his uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba must stop his uncle from conquering the Pride Lands and avenge his father.
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