Orpheum Theatre | San Francisco, California
This 2023, musical enthusiasts can eagerly await another year of The Lion King! This show is considered one of the everlasting and among the most brilliant musicals to ever come out of Broadway, and now it's well surpassed into its second decade! Due to insistent public demand, this remarkable show directed by Julie Taymor continues its lasting legacy with performances on Broadway, as well as across North America! The Lion King’s team is now in full swing as they get ready for another season of captivating various major cities! On Thursday 28th December 2023, The Lion King will be illuminating the Orpheum Theatre as part of its multi-date run in San Francisco, California! You will be captivated with the musical’s exceptional music by Elton John, Hans Zimmer, and more. Meanwhile, Taymor’s creative costume and puppet design are stunning! So if you haven’t checked out The Lion King yet, you better experience it now! Buy your tickets now to see The Lion King as it makes Orpheum Theatre its home for the month of December!
There is no question why The Lion King remains the top-watched musicals. This season, the show is expected to retain its title as one of the must-see live entertainment! As it dominates the splendid Orpheum Theatre this winter, fans are given multiple dates to watch the award-winning epic! Whether you’ve seen the Lion King several times in the past or you're witnessing its beauty for the first time, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic experience seeing one of the world’s finest musicals thanks to Orpheum Theatre’s state-of-the-art accommodations and top-tier sound and light technology.
The show itself is a different level of breathtaking. Now showing for over twenty years, The Lion King remains unparalleled in terms of scenic design, music, costume, and overall presentation. With six Tony Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards under its belt, there is no doubt that the Lion King’s showing at the Orpheum Theatre this December will be packed.
Variety’s 10/10 rating for The Lion King’s Broadway production says it all. “A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Effortlessly said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's "The Lion King" is a wonder, a theatrical achievement unequaled in its beauty, brains, and ingenuity. Soaring far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version advances upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from visual artistry and storytelling to Lebo M's score and the newly Africanized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly correctly called this musical “King of the Hill.” The critique also ensures that no matter what version of the musical you experience – be it Broadway or touring – the show definitely deserves to be cherished and appreciated, “Amazing vision overrides any quibbles. The Lion King can make you fall in love with theater, no matter what theater it's in.”
Lastly, the New York Times was quick to mention the musical’s “breathtaking beauty and scenic ingenuity.” The critic noted, “Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests or 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, where visual spectacle is harnessed in the service of heartwarming storytelling.”
With an nearly perfect rating on Broadway World, the Lion King is definitely a beloved among Broadway critics. So, it would be unthinkable if you missed The Lion King musical at the Orpheum Theatre this winter! So be sure to catch the show on Thursday 28th December 2023 as it lights up the stage with its award-winning production! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Book Tickets link!