THE LION KING
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).