Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska, start chanting “Hakuna Matata” because Disney’s The Lion King is heading to the Orpheum Theater - Omaha on February 29th next year! This coming spring, get the chance to see the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that follows the story of Simba, his friends, and his exciting journey to becoming King of the Pridelands. Once again, the cast is on the road for another North American tour and they are ready to bring the landscapes and vistas of the African savannah to life! As other critics have mentioned, we can truly say that there is simply nothing else like it! Watch the third longest-running Broadway show in history at the impeccable stage in Omaha where the theater guarantees a wild experience. And if you miss this date, don’t worry - the play will run for an entire month at the venue so everyone can catch it! Can you feel the love tonight? We know we will if you purchase your tickets today!
The Lion King is marching to the Orpheum Theater - Omaha on Thursday, 29th February next year! Don’t worry about missing this date because the cast will perform a series of shows at the venue for an entire month before concluding on March 24th.
For over three decades, the Disney animated classic continues to amaze fans and audiences worldwide as it follows the classic story of Simba from his lion cub years to his journey to becoming King. With the inclusion of Swahili and Zulu, this musical impressively boasts five indigenous African languages throughout the performance.
Adapted from Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi’s original book, this Broadway spectacle features music by Elton John and lyrics from Tim Rice. Notably, Director Julie Taymor received the honor of achieving a Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” for this production. Other members of the creatives team include Garth Fagan on choreography, Richard Hudson on scenic design, Donald Holder on lighting design, and Michael Curry on mask/puppet design.
Variety’s review of the musical mentions that, simply put, Julie Taymor's production by Disney is a wonder and a theatrical accomplishment unmatched in its invention. The review continues to praise how the stage adaptation of the popular animated feature surpasses its source material in almost every way, from visuals, storytelling, and the newly Africanized pop songs.
See the full list of The Lion King’s North American Tour main cast here below:
Stephen Carlile as Scar
L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa
Tshidi Manye as Rafiki
Nick LaMedica as Zazu
Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa
Fred Berman as Timon
Brandon A. McCall as Simba
Pearl Khwezi as Nala
James Brown-Orleans as Banzai
Bonita J. Hamilton as Shenzi
Robb Sapp as Ed
The Orpheum Theater - Omaha is the best location to watch Simba’s journey to becoming king! With state-of-the-art equipment and a fully interactive stage, the theater in Nebraska will truly be the perfect setting for a definitive Lion King experience.
Invite your family and friends to tag along and watch the Circle of Life come to life on stage! Be part of the pride’s legacy and purchase your tickets today by hitting the “Get Tickets’ link above!