The Lion King at Orpheum Theatre San Francisco

Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California



The Lion King at



The Lion King

Orpheum Theatre

Lion King is truly the performance of a lifetime! Not only because it’s one of the longest-running musicals ever, but also due to its awe-inspiring story and music, resonating forever in the hearts and minds of those who watched it! The animal epic, The Lion King, has taken over the entertainment industry since its premiere on Broadway in 1997! And it’s still present even today because of insistent public demand!

This year, the touring production of The Lion King makes its phenomenal return and will hit all the major cities! Starting the current season, the beloved musical makes a stop in the vibrant city of San Francisco, California! Fortunate Broadway musical fans can look forward to experiencing the award-winning production, music, and groundbreaking costume design!

It’s like you’re witnessing a whole new world right from the comfort of your seats in the splendid Orpheum Theatre! Catch this captivating showing on Sunday 26th November 2023 as this magnificent production lights up the stage! Select your tickets now for Sunday’s show by clicking on the Buy Tickets link!

The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody pretty much knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. First, the contemporary music style was revamped and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in puppetry, bringing the characters to life in mind-boggling ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of breathtaking beauty and creative genius, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a herd of veldt-skimming gazelles been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”

A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of artistic partner Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her conceptualization for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a tour de force, and that includes her work on wardrobe, puppet, and mask design.”

This 2023, you will get to see these fantastic puppets and enjoy the extraordinary music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Orpheum Theatre! The musical’s world-class production and Orpheum Theatre’s state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you will have a phenomenal experience! The esteemed venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to San Francisco, California. This fall, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s top-tier accommodations, comfortable seating, and excellent sound and light systems!

Catch the spectacular production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre this 2023 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the highly acclaimed and beloved masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Reserve Your Seats link!

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 94102, US