Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
Marvel at the majestic strutting giraffes, flying birds, and jumping gazelles that envelop this Circle of Life! Extending its North American Tour, The Lion King Musical showcases a live show at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday 15th March 2024! Featuring a enormous ensemble of world-class performers, the excellent costume design, colorful carved masks, and complex make-up design will carry you to the views and landscapes of the African savannah! Arriving this forthcoming spring, experience once again the heartwarming and impactful tale of Simba and his adventure toward embracing his destined role as the powerful King of the Pridelands. Take hold of this occasion to finally witness the theatrical masterpiece that has garnered six Tony Awards, among them Best Musical and Best Costume Design, alongside more than 70 notable art awards over the decades! Attend this show at the splendid stage in Omaha, Nebraska you and your companions can revel in an unrestrained visual venture. Don't wait—secure your admission today!
The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody pretty much knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. First, the contemporary music style was reimagined and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in mask work, bringing the characters to life in mind-boggling ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of awe-inspiring moments and scenic ingenuity, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a herd of veldt-skimming gazelles been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”
A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of creative collaborator Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her interpretation for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a work of art, and that includes her work on wardrobe, marionette, and mask design.”
This 2024, you will get to see these awe-inspiring puppets and enjoy the out-of-this-world music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Orpheum Theatre! The musical’s world-class production and Orpheum Theatre’s cutting-edge facilities ensure that you will have a unforgettable experience! The esteemed venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to Omaha, Nebraska. This spring, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s superior accommodations, luxurious seating, and superior sound and light systems!
Catch the amazing production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre this 2024 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the unmissable and cherished masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Reserve Your Seats link!