Even 10 years after its first performance, critics still describe the Tony-winning Lion King musical as a "brilliant" production full of "visceral joy." With its mesmerizingly crafted costumes and illuminating choreography, it's not surprising that highly sought-after Lion King Broadway tickets have made this show one of the highest grossing musicals of all time.
The play, based on the 1994 movie by Disney, portrays the animal characters through intricate hollowed masks and puppets, making the production a visual masterpiece that appeals to adults and children. The original director of “The Lion King,” Julie Taymor, worked tirelessly with award-winning artists, song-writer, Tim Rice, and composer, Sir Elton John, to create a musical production that combines rhythmic African percussion with modern orchestral melodies.
Many popular Broadway musicals lose their original flavor and authenticity with each new director and performance location. This is not the case for The Lion King musical, whose production team carefully crafts each production of The Lion King in the artistic vision of Taymor. For consistency and authenticity in everything from costumes and lighting, to choreography and blocking, Associate Director John Stefaniuk oversees every production of The Lion King to ensure that each performance is as fresh and breathtaking as it was on opening night on Broadway. “Miami Herald” theater critic Christine Nolan describes the May 2012 Miami production of The Lion King as, "… a carefully maintained realization of Julie Taymor’s vision."
Since the production began touring, cheap tickets for The Lion King are now available in major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The show is particularly popular in locations known for hosting awe-inspiring performances, which is why Lion King Las Vegas tickets are so highly coveted by tourists and locals of all ages. The visual intricacies of this musical theater icon make good seats well worth the price and planning.