THE LION KING

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Au­gust 11 - Septem­ber 6 Hakuna Matata! The beloved char­ac­ters, mu­sic, and story of Dis­ney’s The Lion King get the royal treat­ment by Tonyaward win­ning di­rec­tor Julie Tay­mor in this Broad­way show. The Lion King is an ac­ces­si­ble re-telling of Shake­speare’s Ham­let— with an­i­mals as the stars of the show. Simba, a lion cub who is to suc­ceed his fa­ther, Mu­fasa, as king, is ma­nip­u­lated by his un­cle Scar into think­ing he was re­spon­si­ble for his fa­ther’s un­timely death. Simba re­turns to his pride as an adult—with his friends Pumba, Ti­mon, Raf­fiki, and Nala by his side—to con­front Scar and re­claim the pride. Plenty of ac­tion, mis­chief, and love ac­com­pany Simba on his jour­ney, mak­ing for an en­joy­able, all ages show of colour­ful cos­tumes, stun­ning sets, and live ren­di­tions of the clas­sic mu­si­cal num­bers in­clud­ing “Cir­cle of Life" and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” (page 43).

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