The Lion King returns to Los Angeles

***image2:left***Los Angeles: The Lion King is set to return to Los Angeles’ Pantages Theater in November. The musical will play an eight week engagement as part of the Broadway/L.A. Season at the Pantages beginning November 16th, officially opening on the 18th, and running through January 7, 2007.

Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher said in a statement, “I am thrilled The Lion King will be coming back to its home in Los Angeles, the beautifully restored Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. We were fortunate to have found eight weeks in our touring schedule to play the Southland during the holiday season.”

The Lion King made its Broadway debut at the New Amsterdam Theater on November 13, 1997, and features lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Elton John, book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, and direction by Julie Taymor. 
The classic Disney tale comes to life on the stage combining human actors and puppets in a way that Broadway has never seen. The Lion King is the tale of the young lion prince, Simba, who can’t wait to be king. But when his father is murdered at the hands of his uncle, Scar, Simba blames himself and runs away leaving his family. He must overcome his doubts, fears, and Scar to come home and become the true Lion King.

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