Disney’s THE LION KING Vancouver Presale - Feb 20

Jelani Remy as “Simba” and the ensemble in “He Lives in You” from THE LION KING National Tour. ©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Vancouver’s best-loved musical returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

Disney's The Lion King was one of my favourite movies growing up so I am very excited that Broadway Across Canada is bringing Disney’s THE LION KING to Vancouver in June/July! If you are fan like me, you'll have to catch it when it is here! All the people I've spoken to who have watched it before says it's a show definitely worth seeing! Broadway Across Canada is holding a presale of the tickets this Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 10AM (details and pre-sale link below). You'll have a chance to snag the best seats then!

Broadway Across Canada presents Disney’s The Lion King
Run Dates: June 18 – July 12, 2015
Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Presale timeframe: Feb 20 – 22
Presale link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/820969?brand=Bac
The passcode is MUFASA

NOTE: The ticketmaster link will not be active until 10AM on Friday, Feb 20.

Press Release:




Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical to Play Exclusive

4 -Week Engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

June 18 – July 12

Vancouver, Monday, February 16, 2015 - By popular demand, Disney’s THE LION KING will return to Vancouver for the first time since its triumphant premiere engagement in July 2010, where the production played a sold-out run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  This exclusive 4 -week return engagement at Queen Elizabeth Theatre begins Thursday, June 18, 2015 and plays through Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Opening night is set for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm.  Individual tickets for THE LION KING will go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 23 at 10am

Beginning in January 2015, subscribers to the 2014 Series and the 2015 Series had the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the production.  Subscribers to the 2015/2016 series will see THE LION KING  in a designated week of the engagement.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 23, 2015 at ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Tickets start at $35.00 (plus applicable service charges).   Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Additionally, Premium Ticket Packages are available which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 15 million theatergoers and grossed over $1 billion to date.  Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly returns to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  The current schedule is listed below. 

In its 18th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 75 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 112 years.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KINGis only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into seven different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway,  London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Australia  and on tour across North America, the U.K., and Japan.  The Australian production marks the tenth concurrent worldwide production of THE LION KING, the highest number of productions running at any one time in the show’s history.  Having played 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.  

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. 

The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.  The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.” 

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as associate producer.

Performances run: 
Week 1Thursday, June 18 through Saturday, June 20 evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday, June 21 evening at 6:30pm.  Matinees runSaturday, June 20 at 2pmSunday, June 21 matinee at 1pm.
Week 2Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, June 27 evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday June 28 evening at 6:30pm.  Matinees runThursday, June 25 and Saturday, June 27 at 2pm, Sunday, June 28 at 1pm.
Week 3Tuesday, June 30 through Saturday, July 4 evenings at 7:30pmSunday, July 5 at 6:30pm, matinees Saturday, July 4 at 2pmand Sunday, July 5 at 1pm.
Week 4Tuesday, July 7 through Saturday, July 11 evenings at 7:30pm.  Matinees run Thursday, July 9 at 2pmSaturday, July 11 at 2pm and Sunday, July 12 at 1pm.

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.


Memphis – The Orpheum Theatre
February 3 – March 1, 2015

Louisville – Kentucky Center
March 3 – 29, 2015

Cincinnati – Aronoff Center
March 31 – April 26, 2015

Des Moines – Civic Center
 April 28 - May 17, 2015 

Philadelphia – Academy of Music
May 20 – June 14, 2015

Vancouver – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 18 – July 12, 2015

Edmonton – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
July 14 – August 9, 2015

Calgary – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
August 11 – September 6, 2015

BROADWAY ACROSS CANADA and Broadway Across America is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includesBroadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North Americaoperating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diversetheatre.  Current/upcoming productions include BeautifulBetrayalBullets Over BroadwayLittle Miss SunshineMillion Dollar Quartet andPippin. Past productions include HairsprayHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, MemphisPromises, PromisesThe Producers andWar HorseBroadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visitBroadwayAcrossCanada.ca and Broadway.com.

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