Friday, December 8, 2017

‘Disney’s The Lion King’ will be returning to JAX

Can you imagine the look of surprise and glee as your loved-ones find tickets in their Christmas Stockings to Disney theatrical productions of The Lion King?”  The FSCJ Artist Series announce that The North American touring productions of the show has 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 return at the Times-Union Center for sixteen performances.  Not since 2007 has the production graces the Jacksonville stage.  The last time that the show appeared in Florida was in 2016 in Tampa.

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 the only show in history to generate six productions worldwide running 15 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 and Sapporo, Madrid, Mexico City, Scheveningen, Holland, 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 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.

Disney’s The Lion King
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018  7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 1    1 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 1
    7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 2      8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 3      2 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 3      8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 4      1 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 4      6:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 6     7:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 7
    7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 8    7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 9      8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10     2 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10       8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 11     1 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 11     6:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Range from $53 $169 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-5050.  Everyone, including infants and toddlers, must have a theater ticket for admission.  Premium Ticket Package includes: the best seats in the theater (rows A-H only $140-$169), commemorative souvenir program and exclusive show merchandise item.  Premium Ticket Packages are available forShows are sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.  Ticket buyers are reminded that The FSCJ Artist Series and Ticketmaster are 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 the FSCJ Artist Series is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts

Moran Theater
300 West Water St
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

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