Lion King Jacksonville Tickets

The Lion King has been on Broadway since it first staged at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 1997. Critics had been skeptical about the production initially but their concerns ended as soon as the play premiered. Its ingenious design combines puppets and humans, making it a unique and fascinating production. There is nothing quite like it on Broadway, even twenty years after its first show. The play is based on the Disney animated classic by the same name and its music and lyrics are penned by the master duo Hans Zimmer and Elton John. The ingenious design and direction is owing to Julie Taymor and Lion King Jacksonville tickets are just the thing you need to witness this exceptional show at the Times Union Center.

About The Lion King

Everyone working on the production of The Lion King musical considered it a challenge. It was clear early on that this is a story better suited for the cinema rather than the theater due to the scale and scope of the setting. It encapsulates the whole jungle and its populace, which includes thousands of animals of varying sizes. Taymor, the director, was clueless for a long time as to how this can portrayed on a stage.

She came up with the idea of using half-human half-puppet like figures. It helped in choreographing movements and bringing forth real emotion as opposed to having stony faced puppets with robotic movements on stage. This layout brought a new energy to the story and made the movements within it extremely flexible. The opening sequence of this play, in particular, is extremely impressive as it exhibits a large-scale stampede of variously sized animals to witness the birth of Simba. Taymor uses the audience wings to strategically place birds and other animals there as well, which immerses the viewers in the action.

About the National Tour

In 2018, The Lion King will not only be found on Broadway. It is also partaking in a national tour, by playing runs in different theaters around the country. This production has played internationally in the past as well. At present, it is running at the Moran Theater in the Times Union Center. You can book Lion King Jacksonville tickets for this production now.

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