Fans of Disney’s “The Lion King” will be over the moon to hear that the long-awaited return of the best-selling show will hit the stage in Madison at the Overture Center for the Arts for an exclusive schedule from May 11 to May 28, with tickets on sale now.
Back by popular demand, millions of guests have been blown away while watching the show’s global touring performances over the past 20 years. After 25 years on Broadway, “The Lion King” remains one of the world’s most timeless theatrical musicals and is one of those shows that you can watch over and over again. With more than 70 major arts awards, including best costumes, best set designs and best choreography, this must-see show will undoubtedly impress audiences of all ages.
The nostalgic sounds that everyone remembers from the big screen will be the perfect backdrop for breathtaking choreography, costumes and beloved characters. The score includes songs from the animated film by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as three new songs created by the duo specifically for the live shows. The music is a blend of Western pop music with African sounds and rhythms, ranging from the iconic, Academy Award-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to South Africa native Lebo M’s rich choral pieces.
This narrative full of hope and adventure set against a gorgeous visual background is a must-see story that will keep you entertained for two and a half hours. Plus, with the help of the most creative teams on Broadway, including Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, guests can watch as the entire Serengeti comes to life before their eyes. It won’t take long to realize why more than 100 million people around the globe have witnessed this Broadway spectacular’s magnificent visuals, captivating music and distinct theatrical storytelling. Visit the Overture Center for the Arts this May to take part in one of the most breathtaking and adored musicals ever to grace the stage.
Ticket prices range from $29 to $175 depending on seat location. Guests must be over 6 years of age.
For more information “The Lion King” in Madison, visit overture.org.