Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, is back, and it’s dominating North America! This theatrical production of the 1994 Disney animated film has been making history for over two decades and still entertaining theater lovers worldwide! This 2024, the touring production of The Lion King will traverse on a national tour, making numerous stops across prestigious venues! This March, the musical makes its way to Omaha, Nebraska, for a extended run at the Orpheum Theatre! Experience the spectacular performance on Thursday 21st March 2024! Your Thursdays will never be the same! The show has notably won six Tony Awards, including winning Best Musical! Over at the Drama Desk Awards, the musical bagged ten awards! With its outstanding music, creative puppetry and costumes, and a stellar cast and creative team, there is no mystery why the Lion King has won numerous accolades. And over two decades since its premiere, it’s still slated to be the hottest and most exciting musical of the spring season! So act quickly and grab those tickets now, and don’t miss out on the Lion King on Thursday 21st March 2024!
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. Foremost, the contemporary music style was revamped 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 unprecedented ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of jaw-dropping. 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 stampede of wildebeests been rendered with such captivating 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 artistic partner Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her conceptualization for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a masterpiece, and that includes her work on wardrobe, marionette, and mask design.”
This 2024, you will get to see these amazing 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, comfortable seating, and excellent 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 highly acclaimed and beloved masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Reserve Your Seats link!