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Lion King Kalamazoo TicketsAmerica was introduced to the Lion King in 1994. The movie became a massive hit and quickly became a legendary piece of American pop culture. In 1997 the Lion King Broadway musical production premiered and showed audiences the story in a way that they had never seen before. The Lion King tells the story of a young lion cub named Simba who is the heir to his father's throne. Simba exiles himself from his pack of animals after his uncle, Scar, kills King Mufasa, and convinces Simba that it was the young cub's fault. In Simba's time away he learns the value of friendship through his relationship with a meerkat named Timon and a Warthog named Pumba. When his childhood love comes to find him, Simba must decide if he has the courage to face the evil King Scar and take back the throne that is rightfully his.
The King ReturnsThe Lion King has been recognized with multiple awards through its more than twenty-year run. The show was nominated for 1998 Tony Awards for Best Book Of A Musical, Best Original Musical Score, Best Featured Actor In A Musical, Best Featured Actress In A Musical and Best Orchestrations. The Lion King won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography and Best Direction Of A Musical. The show also has amassed multiple records during its long run. The show has grossed $6.2 billion worldwide, this is the highest box office total for any work, in any medium, in the history of entertainment.
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When and where did the Lion King musical begin?The curtain rose on the first stage production of The Lion King on July 8, 1997, at Minnesota's Orpheum Theatre. The show was well received and moved to New York for Broadway previews in October of 1997 and had its official opening in November of 1997. The first national tour of The Lion King opened in April of 2002 and brought the show to cities throughout North America.
What do Kalamazoo theatergoers think about past Lion King tour productions?Kalamazoo gave the Lion King tour a warm welcome after its first stint at the Miller Auditorium. The tour's two-week stay was sold out for all 16 performances and easily took the record for the highest-grossing Broadway tour in the city.
What are the differences between the movie and the stage production?One of the major differences between the two adaptations is Rafiki's gender. In the movie Rafiki was a male character, the stage production made her a female. Director Julie Taymor has stated that she did this in order to give the show a strong female presence that she felt the movie lacked. Additionally, the Broadway show features more songs than the movie. Some of the additions include, "They Live in You," "Grasslands Chant," "Rafiki Mourns" and "Chow Down."
Who designed the costumes for The Lion King?One of "The Lion King's" most famous aspects is its elaborate and inventive costumes. The show features a mix of makeup, wardrobe, puppetry and large wooden masks to bring the animals of Africa to life on the stage. The Director, Julie Taymor, is also responsible as she served as the production's costume designer as well. These same costumes are featured as the tour travels throughout the country.
Who wrote the Lion King musical?The book for the show was written by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Any of the music that was featured in both the movie and the Broadway production was written by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice. The new music and lyrics were written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer.
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