Shanghai Disney Resort
Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
2 hours 30 minutes
After a magical New Year celebration, the first-ever Mandarin production of THE LION KING will take a short break beginning February 4 while Cast Members prepare the Walt Disney Grand Theatre for another unforgettable season of performances in the Year of the Rooster. We will announce the new season schedule in due course.
For the first time, the incredible music, drama and grandeur of The Lion King come to life in a Mandarin-language live production—exclusively at Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown.
Shanghai Disney Resort proudly presents the first-ever Mandarin stage production of the Broadway hit, THE LION KING. Come celebrate the “Circle of Life” during one of the most popular and acclaimed musicals of all time at the lavish 1,200-seat Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown.
Based on the blockbuster animated motion picture, director Julie Taymor brought a new depth to this classic story in reinterpreting it for the stage, teaming with legendary composers Elton John and Tim Rice to create a celebration that dazzles the senses and touches the heart.
See the musical production that roared onto Broadway and created an international theatrical sensation. With breathtaking choreography, costumes, makeup and staging, THE LION KING is more than entertainment.
From the stunning open to its rousing finale, THE LION KING is an extraordinary theatrical event. A bold creative vision featuring sophisticated choreography, costumes and puppetry, the visually captivating and emotionally uplifting production invites audiences to use their imagination. With award-winning music, the audience is swept into the gripping tale of Simba, a lion cub who must find the courage to overcome tragedy and take his place as the leader of his pride.
Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice and headline the incomparable creative team bringing THE LION KING to the stage.
The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.
Taymor’s innovative work in puppetry, scenic and costume design had also earned her awards and critical acclaim. And these talents—plus a bold creative vision—were the keys to making THE LION KING an awe-inspiring theatrical achievement.
The show’s score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa.
Over 85 million people on 6 continents have made THE LION KING the most successful theatrical experience ever.
After the award-winning animated movie delighted audiences worldwide and broke box office records, Julie Taymor re-imagined THE LION KING as a Broadway musical. Adding new songs and sensational staging, the live version brings an exciting dimension to this beloved story.
The visually stunning, emotionally uplifting production was an instant hit with critics and audiences. All told, the musical has garnered over 70 major awards, including Tony Awards® for Best Musical, Scenic Design, Costume Design and Choreography.
This Mandarin presentation marks the ninth language that THE LION KING has been performed in during its 23 global productions. Combined, these performances have garnered more in ticket sales than any movie or stage play in entertainment history!
Now, this international phenomenon is making history right here at Shanghai Disney Resort, with the first-ever Mandarin language production. Come “feel the love” and discover the thrill of THE LION KING live on stage.
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