THE LION KING at the Civic Center

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Tickets for Disney’s THE LION KING On Sale At The Civic Center Music Hall In Oklahoma City

Performances Begin On Tuesday, May 9 And Play for 3 Weeks Through Sunday, May 28

Oklahoma City, OK – Disney Theatrical Productions and OKC Broadway announced that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10AM. Oklahoma City’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Civic Center Music Hall stage on Tuesday, May 9 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, May 28. The opening night is Thursday, May 11 at 7:30PM.

In Oklahoma City, THE LION KING will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm. There will also be a 2pm performance on Friday, May 26. There will not be a 6:30pm performance on Sunday, May 28. Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Friday, December 9, tickets will be available at the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office, and online at OkcBroadway.com. To charge tickets, call (405) 297-2264 Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (405) 297-1575.

Ticket buyers are reminded that OKC Broadway and the Civic Center Music Hall are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Civic Center Music Hall. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that OKC Broadway and the Civic Center are unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 17 million theatergoers. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its Oklahoma City return at the Civic Center Music Hall. The current tour route is listed below.

ABOUT THE LION KING

In its 19th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years. Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai, Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include: Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon
Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as associate producer.

For more information, visit OkcBroadway.com, , Twitter.com/OKCBroadway. For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

– (published December 12, 2016)

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