Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, is back, and it’s dominating North America! This theatrical production of the 1994 Disney animated film has been breaking ground for over two decades and continues entertaining theater lovers worldwide! This 2024, the touring production of The Lion King will journey on a national tour, making numerous stops across esteemed venues! This May, the musical makes its way to Durham, North Carolina, for a extended run at the Durham Performing Arts Center! Witness the spectacular performance on Tuesday 21st May 2024! Your Tuesdays will never be the same! The show has notably won six Tony Awards, including winning Best Musical! Over at the Drama Desk Awards, the musical bagged ten awards! With its remarkable music, innovative puppetry and costumes, and a stellar cast and creative team, there is no mystery why the Lion King has won numerous accolades. And over two decades since its premiere, it’s still slated to be the hottest and most exciting musical of the spring season! So don't wait and secure those tickets now, and don’t miss out on the Lion King on Tuesday 21st May 2024!
The Broadway version of the acclaimed musical just celebrated its 25th anniversary. From its official premiere at the New Amsterdam Theatre, the show has undertaken 28 tours around the globe, with shows that have been attended by over 110 million audiences.
Everyone is quite familiar with the tale of the charming lion cub Young Simba, who sets out on his exploration on the savannah. The animated Disney children's classic is brought to life on stages across the globe, recounting the story of the animals that genuinely rule the land in Africa as they fight to thrive.
This presentation will showcase life-size lions, leopards, elephants, and giraffes. The actors, many of whom are using puppets, operate costumes that depict a wide range of animals. Certain of the performers stride beneath or next to the puppets, while others entirely embody their characters.
The New York Times discloses that during the show's 2 hours and 40 minutes, there will be many occurrences of "stunning beauty and innovative set design that is accomplished via innovative approaches ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku." The evaluation extends to assert that surely, nowhere else on Broadway has there been a realistic stampede of wildebeests or a animated herd of gazelles skimming the veldt that have been depicted with such jaw-dropping certainty.
Only the most exceptional live entertainment shows are presented at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham. With outstanding acoustics and an immersive stage, the theater in North Carolina delivers the optimal atmosphere for an unforgettable Lion King journey.
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