Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
Coming to you this spring is the biggest box office and Broadway hit... THE LION KING is leaping off from screen to the stage in an upcoming appearance in Durham, North Carolina! So get yourselves ready for this unparalleled Broadway musical that kids, adults, and the young at heart will have fun at.
Based on the classic Disney movie, The Lion King, the production gives a unique experience of the crowd-favorite. All the best characters will be there, not to mention unforgettable songs such as ”Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” and the ultimate feel-good hit, “Hakuna Matata.” This is your chance to lose yourself in the spirit of the wild and get to see all your favorite characters be brought to life. Head on to the renowned Durham Performing Arts Center for this show! Save the date for Wednesday 29th May 2024 because The Lion King will be performed live soon.
Select tickets for yourself and your family and friends right now! Click on ‘get tickets’ to begin your purchase. Simba and Nala will see you soon!
When The Lion King Musical premiered on Broadway in 1997, the audience was amazed by how the musical made the 1994 animated film into an epic show fit for both young viewers and adults! The music, based on the compositions from the film, has exponentially left its contemporary music origins. The musical has overhauled the tracks, giving them authentic African music influences.
After all, the Lion King’s story was set in the vast savannas of Africa. Besides the change of music structures, the costume and puppet designs were also breathtaking. Just how do you portray large wild animals on stage without making it cartoonish or almost childish? Apparently, Taymor has excellently realized this and won multiple awards for her vision. The New York Times was swift to praise this achievement. “Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney, where visual spectacle is harnessed in the service of heartwarming storytelling. There will inevitably be longueurs for adults and children attending this show. But it offers a refreshing and more sophisticated alternative to the standard panoply of special effects that dominate most tourist-oriented shows today. Seen purely as a visual tapestry, there is simply nothing else like it.”
This 2024 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, you can expect the same level, elegance, and excellence as The Lion King’s 1997 Broadway production. As mentioned by a critic from Entertainment Weekly, “The Lion King can make you become enamored by theater, no matter what theater it's in.”
Indeed, no matter how long the production has been ongoing, The Lion King remains one of the top-watched musicals of all time. It’s currently recorded as Broadway’s enduring show, surpassing over 1 billion dollars in ticket sales. It has also been recorded that the musical has been enjoyed by over 112 million people worldwide. That number is continuously increasing due to musical enthusiasts rushing to the theaters to catch The Lion King!
So be sure not to miss out on The Lion King as it takes over the Durham Performing Arts Center on Wednesday 29th May 2024! If you’re enthusiastic on catching Wednesday’s performance, you better click on the Book Now link now!