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PostHeaderIcon The Lion King National Tour in San Francisco – Broke Box Office Records

The Lion King national tour of set a new box office record, selling $2,100,980 in tickets during the week ending December 30 while playing at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. The figure ranks as the highest weekly domestic gross in the tour’s 10-year history. The blockbuster show will go on to play Austin TX (January 16 to February 10, 2013), Detroit MI (February 14 to March 10, 2013), Omaha NE (March 12 to April 07, 2013) and Appleton WI (April 09 to May 05, 2013) in 2013.

The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion prince who idolizes his kingly father, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving the life he knew behind. Simba starts anew, but the weight of responsibility comes to find him as an adult, and Simba must eventually fulfill his destiny to be king. The score by Elton John and Tim Rice features the songs “The Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?”

The show stars Jelani Remy as Simba, Derek Smith as Scar, Dionne Randolph as Mufasa, Buyi Zama as Rafiki, Syndee Winters as Nala, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa and Nick Cordileone as Timon. The production is directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor.

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PostHeaderIcon The Lion King Sets Box Office Record at Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King broke the box office record at Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. Lion King with only eight performances the week ending November 25, became the highest grossing show for a Broadway engagement, grossing $1,674,059. This marks the first time the record has been broken since January 30, 2010. The Broadway hit Musical, Lion King concludes it’s San Francisco CA run on January 13, 2013.

Tickets are still available for the remaining seven weeks of San Francisco return engagement, which concludes on January 13, 2013. Buy Lion King San Francisco CA Tickets Online at discounted prices. SAVE $10 on Lion King Orpheum Theater San Francisco Ticket Orders of $350 or more by using code AFF$10.


PostHeaderIcon Lion King Dazzles with Pride, Joy – Musical at Orpheum Theatre Review

Lion King is currently performing at Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco stage and continue through Sunday, January 13, 2013. SF Examiner Arts Editor Leslie Katz reviewed the musical as ‘Lion King’ dazzles with pride, joy. Here is the review:

It’s easy to understand why the show, at the Orpheum Theatre through Jan. 13, is the biggest Broadway money-maker of all time.

“The Lion King” isn’t your basic musical: It’s a gigantic, fluid piece of visual art for kids and adults. It also happens to have catchy songs and a touching and funny book based on a huge hit animated family film.

Director-puppet maker-costume designer and co-lyricist Julie Taymor is a genius. Her extraordinary reinvention of the Disney movie about the lion cub Simba’s tumultuous coming of age exemplifies the unthinkable heights to which the creative mind can soar.

From the first strains of Rafiki’s (Buyi Zama) opening song “Circle of Life.” and the grand entrance of the most amazing ever life-sized puppet animals – an elephant, rhino, giraffes, antelopes, a cheetah – the audience is mesmerized.

These aren’t big plush toys. Taymor and puppet design partner Michael Curry’s creations are both naturalistic and fantastic. Ingeniously composed using carefully calibrated masks and fabric, they complement, rather than cover up, the actors. At least half the fun of the show is trying to figure out how the performers manipulate their complex outerwear.

The dancers’ costumes are equally amazing. Wearing headdresses of squares of sprouting blades, they set the stage in African grasslands in an opening scene.

With a book attributed to Roger Allers (movie co-director) and Irene Mecchi (screenplay co-writer), there are nods to the cartoon: Wisecracking meerkat Timon (Nick Cordileone) and sidekick warthog Pumbaa (Ben Lipitz), who befriend Simba (Jelani Remy) after he’s banished from his home, have a cute shtick and clearly resemble their movie counterparts.

But “The Lion King’s” unending wonder is in its ingenuity, from an amazingly crafted, massive stampede in which Simba’s noble father Mufasa (Dionna Randolph) dies, all the way down to a teeny, scurrying shadow puppet mouse.

The score, including the ballad “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” the feel-good “Hakuna Matata” and African-flavored act-openers “Circle of Life” and “One by One,” sounds terrific sung by the powerfully voiced cast.

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PostHeaderIcon The Lion King will be at San Francisco from November 1, 2012 to January 13, 2013

The Lion King will return to San Francisco next month November 01, 2012. Casting has been announced for the San Francisco return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING. Lion King Musical will leap on to the Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco stage from Thursday, November 1, 2012 to Sunday, January 13, 2013. The Lion King return engagement is for the first time since its triumphant 43-week run at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in 2004.

Lion King San Francisco CA Cast Update: The production features Derek Smith as “Scar”, Dionne Randolph as “Mufasa”, Buyi Zama as “Rafiki”, Mark David Kaplan as “Zazu”, Ben Lipitz as “Pumbaa”, Nick Cordileone as “Timon”, Jelani Remy as “Simba”, Syndee Winters as “Nala”, Keith Bennett as “Banzai”, Rashada Dawan as “Shenzi” and Robbie Swift as “Ed.” The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Zavion J. Hill and Adante Power and the role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Sade Phillip-Demorcy and Kailah McFadden.

The Lion King Orpheum Theatre San Francisco Schedule:
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings – 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinees – 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinees – 1:00 PM
Special performance on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly makes its San Francisco return at the SHN Orpheum Theatre.

Lion King performances at Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco will continue through January 13, 2013. Buy Lion King San Francisco CA Tickets Online at discounted prices.

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