Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
Hakuna Matata! Disney’s The Lion King is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Sunday 9th June 2024 for another North American tour. This summer, grab the opportunity to witness the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that follows the story of Simba, his companions, and his adventurous journey to attaining King of the Pridelands. As the 3rd longest-running Broadway performance in the past, there is plainly no other production like it! With an huge group of excellent performers, witness how the ingenious costume design, vibrant carved masks, and detailed make-up design transport audiences to the settings and vistas of the African savannah. Observe this stunning show at the grand stage in Durham, North Carolina, where the greatest musicals are showcased. Bring your family and friends to witness the Circle of Life come alive on stage in this classic tale of companionship, courage, and destiny! Be a part of the Lion King’s legacy and secure your tickets before it’s not too late!
The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody mostly knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. First, the contemporary music style was revamped and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in costume design, bringing the characters to life in imaginative ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of stunning visuals and scenic ingenuity, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a herd of veldt-skimming gazelles been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”
A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of artistic partner Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her vision for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a masterpiece, and that includes her work on wardrobe, puppet, and mask design.”
This 2024, you will get to see these awe-inspiring puppets and enjoy the mind-blowing music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Durham Performing Arts Center! The musical’s world-class production and Durham Performing Arts Center’s modern facilities ensure that you will have a spectacular experience! The prestigious venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to Durham, North Carolina. This summer, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s premium accommodations, comfortable seating, and impressive sound and light systems!
Catch the amazing production of The Lion King at the Durham Performing Arts Center this 2024 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the unmissable and treasured masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Book Now link!