Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
This spring, the unprecedented Disney epic The Lion King will continue its award-winning stage musical tour across North America! The multi-awarded show has been running for over two decades, yet fans continue to flock to all The Lion King musicals every chance they get! Thanks to insistent public demand, the musical will visit numerous U.S. cities this 2024 and it’s set to deliver the same brilliant production, as well as a stellar cast! On Friday 22nd March 2024, The Lion King will make its way to Omaha, Nebraska! This highly coveted stop includes multiple performances at the Orpheum Theatre for the month of March! Get ready as the hit musical showcases its incredible music from Elton John and Hans Zimmer, wonderful lyrics by Tim Rice, and the timeless storyline by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi! If you’re keen on watching this show on a Friday, tickets for Friday 22nd March 2024 are now on sale! So act quickly and grab your tickets now to catch The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre this March 2024!
When The Lion King Musical premiered on Broadway in 1997, the audience was amazed by how the musical made the 1994 animated film into an unforgettable show fit for both audiences of all ages! The music, based on the compositions from the film, has exponentially evolved into something beyond its original form. The musical has transformed the tracks, giving them genuine African music influences.
After all, the Lion King’s story was set in the vast savannas of Africa. Besides the change of music structures, the costume and puppet designs were also stunning. Just how do you portray large wild animals on stage without making it cartoonish or almost childish? Apparently, Taymor has brilliantly executed this and won multiple awards for her vision. The New York Times was prompt to commend this achievement. “Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney, where visual spectacle is harnessed in the service of heartwarming storytelling. There will inevitably be longueurs for adults and children attending this show. But it offers a refreshing and more sophisticated alternative to the standard panoply of special effects that dominate most tourist-oriented shows today. Seen purely as a visual tapestry, there is simply nothing else like it.”
This 2024 at the Orpheum Theatre, you can anticipate the same level, refinement, and brilliance as The Lion King’s 1997 Broadway production. As mentioned by a critic from Entertainment Weekly, “The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater, no matter what theater it's in.”
Indeed, no matter how long the production has been ongoing, The Lion King remains one of the highly acclaimed musicals of all time. It’s currently recorded as Broadway’s third longest-running show, surpassing over 1 billion dollars in ticket sales. It has also been recorded that the musical has been enjoyed by over 112 million people worldwide. That number is growing daily due to musical enthusiasts rushing to the theaters to catch The Lion King!
So be sure not to miss out on The Lion King as it dominates the Orpheum Theatre on Friday 22nd March 2024! If you’re eager on catching Friday’s performance, you better hit on the Get Tickets link now!