THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tonight in Austin

January 18
11:55 AM 2013
THE LION KING North American Tour Opens Tonight in Austin

The return of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, February 10. "To date, sales for The Lion King have exceeded our expectations but with a four week run in Austin, there are still outstanding seats available in every price range," said Kathy Panoff, Director and Associate Dean of Texas Performing Arts.

THE LION KING began as a 1994 animated feature-length film developed and produced by the Walt Disney Company. The story, a coming of age parable set among animals indigenous to its setting, the African savanna, tells the tale of Simba, the lion cub who rises to be the King of the jungle.

The production features Derek Smith as "Scar", Dionne Randolph as "Mufasa", Buyi Zama as "Rafiki", Mark David Kaplan as "Zazu", Ben Lipitz as "Pumbaa", Nick Cordileone as "Timon", Jelani Remy as "Simba", Syndee Winters as "Nala", Keith Bennett as "Banzai", Rashada Dawan as "Shenzi" and Robbie Swift as "Ed."

The role of "Young Simba" is alternated between Zavion J. Hill and Adante Power and the role of "Young Nala" is alternated between Sade Phillip-Demorcy and Kailah McFadden.

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $983 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its Austin return at Bass Concert Hall.

Austin THEATER Stories | Shows  Like BWW Austin  Follow BWW Austin




Advertisement Advertisement

BROADWAYWORLD TV

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Latest - NBCUniversal to Offer Inclusive Viewing Experience of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
The Phantom of The Opera  in BroadwayThe Phantom of The Opera
Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall
(Runs 4/19 - 4/30)
Something Rotten! in BroadwaySomething Rotten!
Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall
(Runs 5/30 - 6/7)
Once
The Long Center
(Runs 2/18 - 2/19) PHOTOS
Mamma Mia! in BroadwayMamma Mia!
Bass Concert Hall
(Runs 1/27 - 1/28)
Cinderella in BroadwayCinderella
Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall
(Runs 12/6 - 12/11)

VIEW ALL ADD A SHOW AUDITIONS

Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas
Backstage Bite
Thanksgiving Special!
Turning the Tables
BWW TV LAST MINUTE with Randy Rainbow Congas to ON YOUR FEET!
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
Randy Rainbow Checks in w/ Liza to Chat HAIRSPRAY, Pence & More!
KID CRITICS
KID CRITICS at BLUE MAN!
BROADWAY SESSIONS
Open Mic'ers Bring It All to Broadway Sessions!
Advertisement AdvertisementAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement