Saturday, November 19, 2016

Upcoming: The Lion King at Detroit Opera House, February 1-26, 2017

*Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Broadway in Detroit. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

THE LION KING is coming to Detroit this February, and I'm super excited about it!

As a '90s kid, I'm a huge fan of the movie, but I've never actually seen the musical, in-person. Plus, the Opera House is a gorgeous venue for the show.

More info:
Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Detroit announced that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING are currently on sale all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800- 982-2787 and at The Fisher Theatre box office. Tickets will also be available at the Detroit Opera House box office. Ticket prices start at $25. Detroit’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Detroit Opera House stage on February 1 for a limited engagement of four weeks through February 26.

In Detroit, THE LION KING will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. There are also special Thursday matinees on February 2 & 23 at 1:00 p.m. Please note there is no evening performance on Sunday, February 26.

A special Open Captioned Performance will be held on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices or by phone at 313-872- 1000, ext. 0.

A limited number of Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871- 1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 17 million theatergoers and grossed over $1.2 billion to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its Detroit return at the Detroit Opera House.


About THE LION KING:
In its 19th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai, Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played over 100 cities in 20 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.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH JULY 2017:

San Francisco – The Orpheum Theatre
November 2 – December 31, 2016

New Orleans – The Saenger Theatre
January 4 – 29, 2017

Detroit – The Detroit Opera House
February 1 – 26, 2017

Providence – Providence Performing Arts Center
February 28 – March 19, 2017

Salt Lake City – The Eccles Theater
March 23 – April 16, 2017

St. Louis – The Fox Theatre
April 19 – May 7, 2017

Oklahoma City – Civic Center Music Hall
May 9 – 28, 2017

Greenville – The Peace Center for the Performing Arts
May 31 – June 25, 2017

Houston – The Hobby Center
June 27 – July 23, 2017


Have you ever seen THE LION KING on the stage before? If not, have you seen the Disney movie?


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