Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King On Sale Dec. 1, 2017

Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King On Sale at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo on Dec. 1, 2017!
 
Performances Begin on April 4, 2018 and Play for 2 Weeks Through April 15 at Miller Auditorium 
 
Disney Theatrical Productions and Miller Auditorium announced today that tickets for the West Michigan premiere engagement of Disney’s The Lion King go on sale to the public this Friday, Dec.1.  Disney’s The Lion King will leap onto the Miller Auditorium Theatre stage on April 4, 2018 for a limited 2 week engagement through April 15. 
 
Beginning Friday, tickets will be available at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office and online.  To charge tickets, call 269-387-2300. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 269-387-2312.  Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. 
 
Ticket buyers are invited to special box office opening festivities on Friday, December 1 at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office on the campus of Western Michigan University.  The first 100 ticket buyers receive a free Lion King Christmas ornament (one merchandise item per order, per person while supplies last).  Join MyFM 106.5 WVFM, WKZO 590 AM / 106.9 FM and 1560 AM The Touch for food, fun and prizes (while supplies last).
 
Ticket buyers are reminded that Miller Auditorium is the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Miller Auditorium is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
 
The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers.  Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly makes its West Michigan premier at Miller Auditorium.
 
About The Lion King 
In its 20th year, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Scheveningen; Sapporo and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
 
The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.  
 
The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.  The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.
 
The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of The Lion King is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”  
 
The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as co-producer.
 
For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.
 
Shows, dates, times, prices, and artists are subject to change.
 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
Part of the Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series, Disney’s The Lion King tickets are available starting Dec. 1. More information can be found by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 10 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.