The world’s #1 musical roars into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presented by Bank of America and Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale. The stage adaptation of the 1994 Academy Award-winning Disney classic brings to life the film and the characters we all adore. The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince named Simba who was born into the prosperous African Pride Lands of his royal parents, faces a tragedy when his father Mufasa is murdered by his evil uncle Scar. Scar convinces Simba that the death of his father was his fault and tells him to never return to the Pride Lands, leaving Scar heir to the king’s throne. As Simba runs from his past, he becomes friends with a meerkat and warthog as he begins his new life. Simba later reunites with longtime friend Nala, who persuades Simba to return to the Pride Lands and take on his uncle to fulfill his destiny as the king of the Pride Lands.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards® in 1998 including Best Musical, and for Best Costume Design for a Musical, The Lion King allows you to relive the film’s most memorable scenes live. Sing along to the film’s hit songs “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice. Experience cast members dressed in fascinating animal costumes bringing animal characters to life, including zebras, antelope, deer, tigers, birds, and more as they perform scores and interact with the audience up-and-down the aisles. With amazing choreography combined with elaborate costumes that make up scenic illusions, to set designs and transitions providing special effects that are as entrancing as they are mesmerizing, Disney’s The Lion King Musical brings the animated movie to life right before your eyes!
The riveting production follows the movie script from beginning to end so make sure to roar your way into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts now through February 1, 2015 and join Simba on his adventurous journey as he learns about the circle of life, courage, love, and friendship live on stage.
Tickets start at $36.75. For tickets visit www.browardcenter.org; by phone 1-800-745-3000.
Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus