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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Las Vegas’ Special Performance To Benefit Nevada Public Radio 9/25

Nevada Public Radio listeners and members have the rare chance to support public radio and experience the wonder and majesty of Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas for one special performance on September 25, 2010.

The Lion King is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. The critically acclaimed production includes a powerful musical score with music from Tim Rice and Elton John.

The global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the Tony Award® for Best Musical, and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album. It is hailed by Newsweek as “a landmark event in entertainment,” and continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show you’ll remember forever.

A limited number of tickets for the September 25 performance at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. will benefit and must be purchased through Nevada Public Radio.

All proceeds benefit Nevada Public Radio. Sponsors include Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Disney’s The Lion King and Nevada Public Radio News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7.

About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio, a not-for-profit organization, is the state’s premier non-commercial broadcaster of National Public Radio programming and includes News 88.9 KNPR, broadcasting national and regional news and discussion; Classical 89.7 KCNV, a network of rural translator and repeater signals: KTPH, Tonopah (91.7); KLNR, Panaca (91.7); KWPR, Lund/Ely (88.7) and KSGU, St. George (90.3), plus a statewide radio reading service for the visually impaired.

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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PostHeaderIcon ‘The Lion King’ Blu-ray Trailer Debuts!

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Disney classic in 2011!

Disney/Buena Vista is working on ‘The Lion King’ starring an all-star cast of voice talents including Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and more for a Blu-ray release in 2011 as part of their Diamond Collection.

The animated film won two Oscars (Best Music/Best Original Score – Hans Zimmer and Best Original Song – Elton John/Tim Rice) and is currently ranked #143 in Internet Movie Database’s top 250 movies of all time.

{Via Blu-Ray}

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PostHeaderIcon The Lion King” made its official Utah debut Friday

After almost a decade of anticipation, Broadway’s “The Lion King” made its official Utah debut Friday night at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.

Steve Boulay, president of production company NewSpace Entertainment, said getting the oversized show to Utah took a massive amount of restructuring, including knocking out parts of the wall at Capitol Theatre in order to house larger animals and using a chunk of the lobby to begin the show.

“While our theater market does well, our biggest difficulty is that we have relatively few seats in our theater, and for ‘The Lion King,’ it’s technically a little small,” Boulay said. “It’s gorgeous, but it took a real effort to accommodate the show.”

Luckily, Boulay said, the end result is a visually stunning show that fills every inch of the theater and creates an even more personalized experience for the Salt Lake audience.

“I think what people will see here is that it’s the biggest, coolest show that’s ever been at the Capitol Theatre,” Boulay said. “I think from the patrons’ perspective it will be bit overwhelming, but that’s what you want.”

Salt Lake City residents Aaron Coleman, Leah Coleman, 13, Lucy Coleman, 10, and Laura Sowell said they visit New York often to see Broadway shows and snagged tickets to “The Lion King” as soon as they could.

Although it was in high demand, “The Lion King” will only run for seven weeks instead of the standard 10 — a fact Boulay attributes to the strong arts scene in Salt Lake.

“The Lion King” will be showing at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City through Sept. 26. Tickets can be purchased online, Buy now and save $20 on your next order over $250.

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PostHeaderIcon ‘Lion King’ set up for Capitol Theater Utah

When The Lion King Broadway crosses the country, it is not an easy feat – especially when it requires recreating Africa in a new city every few weeks.

The following Pictures how hard the Crews working to set up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The production will be in Salt Lake City for 7 weeks starting from August 11 through September 26, 2010.

Head carpenter Michael Carey works on setting up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City

Head carpenter Michael Carey works on setting up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City

Meg Sump works on audio during set up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City

Meg Sump works on audio during set up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City

Crews set up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah

Crews set up for the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah

Disney’s “The Lion King,” one of Broadway’s award-winning musicals, is set to open at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City next week. But before then, about 100 workers will spend more than 75 hours setting up the landscape.

“The show runs very nicely, and we’ve got a great crew,” said Michael Carey, head carpenter for “The Lion King’s” national tour.

“The Lion King” has a very successful history. The original movie premiered in 1994. The musical opened on Broadway in 1997 and earned six Tony Awards. The touring company has entered its second decade of sold-out shows.

Since 2002, Carey’s life has been full of lions, hyenas and music.

He has to essentially juggle and coordinate for two productions at the same time. While he is in Utah setting up shop, the rest of his crew is in Vancouver for the show’s final week there. The set he’s working on now will be sent to Norfolk, Va., after its run here. The set in Vancouver will travel to Chicago.

“Usually by the time we’re in the act of putting the show on here, I’m already working on the next city,” Carey said. “They see me pulling my hair out and looking a little stressed, but I’m not stressed for here. I’m stressed about the next city.”

Despite everything, he’s still smiling — his vacation is next week.

“The Lion King” runs Wednesday through Sept. 26 in the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Save $10 on Lion King Broadway Ticket Orders Over $350! Code AFF$10

{Via Deseret News}

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PostHeaderIcon Watch Award-Winning Lion King Live Onstage

Lion king is the great achievement of Walt Disney through which people have got great experience of activities of forest animals. These are the things which provide you excitement to get your Lion King Theater Tickets now. Would you like to see the Award-Winning Lion King Musical?

The Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical, The Lion King, debuted on July 31, 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Among several of theatre shows, Lion King has made remarkable place in the hearts of its biggest fan. When millions of people had showed their attention towards this theatre show, it has been awarded with Tony and Olivier Awards.

The most prominent feature of Lion King is the music. You will feel that you are also in forest and you are also performing with these characters who performing so beautifully. Over 45 million people worldwide have come to discover the wonder, the majesty, and the truly one-of-a-kind experience that is The Lion King, the world’s most spectacular musical. Hailed by Newsweek as “a landmark event in entertainment,” The Lion King is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination. See it now. Remember it forever. Don’t miss this theatre show and quickly seek out the sort to buy Lion King tickets. Check the Lion King Tour Dates 2010-11.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Still Stays on Top3 in the Weekly Event Rankings

Lion King Musical Still stays in the top list in TicketNews’ exclusive top events rankings.

The top selling shows in the theater and Broadway rankings continue to be “Wicked“, Jersey Boys, and Lion King. The theater rankings show Billy Elliot and Phantom of the Opera to be popular tickets still, while the Broadway rankings give precedence to Mamma Mia! and Chicago – The Musical. Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets make their appearance on both rankings lists, at number ten.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King roars into Capitol Theatre August 11

The Lion King Broadway roars into Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City-Utah on August 11 and Plays through September 26, 2010.

Disney’s The Lion King Comes Roaring Into Salt Lake City.

Experience the phenomenon as the eagerly awaited stage production leaps onto the Capitol Theatre stage August 11 – September 26, 2010 as part of the Broadway Across America – Utah 2009/2010 season! Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savanna comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”

Buy Lion King Capitol Theatre Utah Tickets Online.

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