Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Arsht Center!
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
“Pure enchantment” – Peter Marks, Washington Post“
This show is one of a kind – a unique cultural hybrid noteworthy not just for the ravishing beauty of its design and its overall visual sophistication but for the way in which it seamlessly blends the music, dance, speech and philosophy of several very different cultures.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
“Believe the hype. ‘The Lion King’ is every bit as good as advertised, and then some.” – Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News
“Simply put, its claim to the crown is spectacle, but spectacle with such color, invention and charm that, rather than bludgeoning you into submission, it astonishes you into delight.” – Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The Lion King is a realm of vibrant masks, puppets, human scenery and sun-drenched lighting that is as elegantly uncluttered as it is spectacular.” – Misha Berson, The Seattle Times
“…a visual tapestry you’ll be talking about for years.” – Rick Rogers, The Oklahoman
“The Lion King is an experience, an all-encompassing bath of beautiful imagery and gorgeous voices that can leave anyone of any age dazzled.” – Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun
“A wondrous spectacle of imaginative puppetry, African rhythms, athletic dance and brilliant design. It grabs hold of your imagination from its very first moments.” – Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 8 – Sunday, May 26
ZIFF BALLET OPERA HOUSE