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PostHeaderIcon Lion King expected to generate more than $15M in Dayton

The Lion King is expected to have a local economic impact of more than $15 million during its four-week run that begins on Monday, June 14 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, according to Dayton-area arts officials. Restaurants, parking lots, hotels expect to enjoy brisk business during Lion King musical’s run.

The Victoria Theatre Association last week had sold more than $5 million in tickets for “The Lion King’s” 32 performances, said Ken Neufeld, president and chief executive.

About 9,000 Lion King Schuster Center tickets were still available from a total of 72,000, Neufeld said. He expected to sell more than 70,000 tickets by the end of the show’s run on July 10.

On average, Broadway tours generate an economic impact of 3.5 times the gross ticket sales to a local metropolitan area’s economy, according to The Broadway League, a national trade association.

“The Lion King” will bring 2,200 people downtown for each of eight shows per week. Restaurants, bars, hotels and parking facilities are among the top beneficiaries, Neufeld said.

Uno’s Chicago Grill on North Main Street expects its best four weeks in several years because of theater crowds, said Joe Kiley, general manager. “From last week to this week, we will double in sales for ‘Lion King,’ ” Kiley said.

Citilites Restaurant & Bar at the Schuster Center anticipates full dining rooms before all performances, including matinees, said John Miller, director of food and beverage services.

Jay’s Seafood Restaurant in the Oregon Arts District saw its business spike in June 2010 as result of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which did $2.3 million in local ticket sales, said Amy Haverstick, owner and general manager.

“My weekday business is definitely increased because of the shows,” Haverstick said.

“Lion King” patrons will fill two theater-district lots operated by Parking Management Inc. for all shows, said Paul Hutchins, the company’s owner.

The production will bring more than 100 people to Dayton, including actors, crew and management. They will stay in area hotels for four to five weeks, resulting in nearly 3,500 hotel room nights occupied, Neufeld said.

Hotels also will benefit from tourists in town to see “The Lion King.” Neufeld said 10 percent of audience from “Wicked” came from outside the eight-county area surrounding Dayton.

“The Lion King” will employ 34 local union stagehands and eight musicians for each of 32 performances and one dress rehearsal. About 100 stagehands are employed to load the production both in and out of the theater.

“That money all stays in the community and gets spent where we are,” Neufeld said.

During their off hours, the touring cast and crew frequent area restaurants, movie theaters, and grocery and retail stores, further fueling the economy.

{Via DaytonDailyNews.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Long-awaited Lion King Musical comes to Dayton’s Schuster Performing Arts Center

The Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King,” which opened on Broadway almost 14 years ago, will leave its first paw prints in Dayton, Ohio beginning Tuesday, June 14. Musical theater fans in Dayton have waited a long time for the Lions Show.

By the time the production’s North American tour packs up its 18 semi truckloads after the 32nd performance in the Schuster Center on July 10, more than 74,000 ticket buyers will have paid $5 million to see it.

They aren’t the only ones who think it’s still worth waiting for. “Lion King” has been neck and neck with “Wicked” all spring as Broadway’s top draw in New York and on tour.

For the week ending June 5, “Lion King” was second only to “Wicked” in box office receipts among 32 Broadway shows — $1.7 million to $1.65 million.

To promote the business, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Victoria Theatre Association have coordinated “Roaring Deals” packages with more than two dozen restaurants, bars, retail, service and hospitality businesses during the presentation.

Read the complete story {Via DaytonDailyNews.com}

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Dayton’s Tour and Cast Update

The North American touring production of The Lion King will be visiting Dayton, Ohio in the month of June 2011. Lion King will be performing at Schuster Performing Arts Center from June 14 till July 10, 2011.

The casting update for the Dayton premiere engagement of Disney’s The Lion King: The sardonic and deviously cunning “Scar” is played by J. Anthony Crane. Dionne Randolph is “Mufasa,” the great warrior and ruler of the Pridelands. Brenda Mhlongo is the wise baboon shaman “Rafiki.” Tony Freeman portrays the prim and proper hornbilled bird “Zazu.” Ben Lipitz is the carefree warthog “Pumbaa” and Nick Cordileone is the wisecracking meerkat “Timon.” Mufasa’s son, “Simba,” the lion prince born to be king, is played by Jelani Remy and Syndee Winters is the loyal lioness “Nala.”

The three evil hyenas are played by Omari Tau (“Banzai”), Monica L. Patton (“Shenzi”) and Ben Roseberry (“Ed”). The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Dusan Brown and Jerome Stephens, Jr. and the role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Monique Lee and Madai Monica Williams.

Lion King Dayton Ohio Schedule:
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 8 PM
Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM
Saturdays Matinee at 2 PM
Sundays Matinee at 1 PM

Lion King has been seen by over 13.2 million theater fans and grossed more that $867 million to date. Having already played more than 60 cities across North America, Lion King now proudly makes its Dayton premiere at the Schuster Center playing through July 10, 2011. The engagement has already sold most of it’s tickets. But still there are few seats available.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Dayton OH Tickets Sale is in Full Swing

Lion King is visiting Schuster Performing Arts Center Mead Theatre in Dayton OH from June 14 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, July 10.

The Tickets sale is in full swing. On saturday, the Schuster Center was full of fans waiting for their chance to purchase ‘Disney’s The Lion King’ tickets.

At last count, almost 400 people waited for the box office to open promptly at 7am, some were here as early as 11:30pm last night and drove as far as Akron.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King To Premiere In Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Ohio 6/14-7/10/2011

Disney’s The Lion King has been confirmed for an exclusive four-week premiere engagement at the Benjamin and Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2011, with performances playing through Sunday, July 10, 2011. Opening night is set for Thursday, June 16 at 8pm. This limited engagement will close the 2010-2011 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series. Individual tickets for The Lion King will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

The North American touring production of The Lion King has been seen by over 12.7 million theatergoers and grossed over $834 million to date. The tour is one of six productions running worldwide, along with New York City, London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Las Vegas. Having already played 60 cities across North America, The Lion King continues to entertain audiences in new cities.

Lion King is currently playing in Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre till Sept 26, 2010. From here Lion King moves to Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre beginning Sept 29, 2010 playing through Nov 27, 2010

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