Disney’s The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre


Posted on 10th June, by ParkandShop

A full month of opportunities to see this amazing musical July 5th to August 7th, 2016! Find $6 downtown Minneapolis parking for most shows.

lionkingWhat has probably become most successful musical in history, Disney’s The Lion King is coming to Minneapolis for a full month. The play is packed with some of the most stunning visual elements you’ll ever see and the richest voices you’ll ever hear in an onstage performance.

The musical opened on Broadway in 1997 and has since played to over 80 million audience members worldwide. It’s the 3rd longest running Broadway show. It has won numerous awards; according to the Lion King’s website:

“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, making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. 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.”

From July 5th to August 7th, the Orpheum Theatre will host almost 40 performances of The Lion King. Tickets are $49 – $154 with VIP packages available. For all Sunday shows and those after 4 pm Monday – Saturday, there is $6 parking at the Park and Shop ramps near the venue.