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Along with Simba when you check out Disney's The Lion King, now in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. If you loved the animated Disney film, you'll love this stage adaptation of The Lion King that's come straight from Broadway.
Currently in its twelfth successful year on Broadway and seen by more than 45 million people in 11 countries, Disney's The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular and beloved shows around the world. With a story that reaches a wide expanse of people regardless of race or culture, The Lion King presents the tale of a lion cub as he journeys into adulthood and faces his royal destiny.
Simba, son of the strong and wise King Mufasa, lives a happy childhood until his evil uncle Scar plots to take over the throne and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young cub befriends the hilarious Pumba the warthog and Timon the meerkat and learns their motto of carefree life, "Hakuna Matata." However, as Simba approaches adulthood, he realizes what he has left behind and that he must reclaim his destiny as king of Pride Rock.
The winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the Tony Award and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, The Lion King was originally directed by Julie Taymor, who wrote additional lyrics for the musical and designed its amazing costumes and creatures. The Lion King makes the African savannah come alive through a colorful array of masks and puppets, and the audience will be drawn onto the savannah with them through an exhilarating musical score. Featuring all of Elton John and Tim Rice's songs from the animated film as well as three new songs by the composers, The Lion King fuses Western popular music with the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa. From the Academy Award-winning "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and the haunting "Shadowlands," The Lion King will take you on a touching musical journey.
With plenty of love, laughs, and an amazing soundtrack, The Lion King is a Disney masterpiece that's even more fun to see on stage. Everyone ages young and old will enjoy watching Simba take his place in the Circle of Life.
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