The Lion King comes to Columbus
September 29, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Lion King in Columbus. The Disney musical will open on October 14 at the Ohio Theatre and close on November 9.
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film, The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion prince born into the royal family, who idolizes his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Simba starts anew, but eventually, the weight of responsibility comes to find the adult prince, and Simba must take on a formidable enemy and fulfill his destiny to be king. The score by Elton John and Tim Rice features the songs “The Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”
The show stars Jelani Remy as Simba, Patrick R. Brown as Scar, L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Nia Holloway as Nala, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa, Nick Cordileone as Timon and Drew Hirshfield as Zazu. The production is directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor.
For any 7-year-old at heart, the Broadway adaptation of the 1994 Disney film is sure to make hearts melt. Experience the cherished childhood story on the grown-up stage as the cast creates a pusling spectacle of music, color, and movement. Witness the African plains brought to life as the incredible costumes depict exotic wildlife.
Even if you have never been to a musical in your life, you will love the unforgettable tunes by Elton John. It’s worth it so make sure you purchase tickets soon!