Lion King Tickets for the musical first went on sale on July 8, 1997, at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It has a close relationship to Disney’s animated film of the same name. To create the theatrical version, though, Disney had to find writers and directors who could create a popular version for Broadway.
Music and Lyrics for the Lion King Musical
The Lion King musical could only thrive with an excellent score full of catchy tunes, so the producers chose Elton John to write the score. John, who had written music for the movie version, was a natural choice. His song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” from the film-version of “The Lion King” won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song.
He was honored for his stage work in 1998 when he received a Tony Award nomination for The Lion King’s score.
For lyrics, The Lion King’s producers turned to Tim Rice, who has worked extensively with Andrew Lloyd Webber. He wrote lyrics for hits such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Rice also received a Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Writing The Lion King Musical
When the producers needed a stage adaptation of the Lion King, they hired two of the original movie’s writers: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Allers and Mecchi have worked on numerous animated features for Disney.
Allers writing credits include “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.” In addition to his Tony nomination for work on The Lion King, Allers was nominated for an Oscar for “The Little Matchgirl,” a Disney short based on the Hans Christian Andersen story from 1845.
Mecchi has an equally impressive resume that includes the Disney features “Hercules” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” She has also written for television productions, including a television adaptation of the musical Annie that aired in 1999.
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As one of the world’s most popular Broadway productions, The Lion King takes place in large theaters. It has been produced at Lyceum Theatre in London, Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and Shiki Theatre HARU in Tokyo. These and other theaters have excellent seats at all prices. Still, you will likely have a more thrilling experience by sitting as close to the stage as possible. Check the theater seating chart to decide where you want to sit.
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