The international tour of Disney musical The Lion King is heading to Manila next year, and if you're one big sucker for musicals, better start saving now because tickets go on sale starting November 3!
Lion King, which begins its Manila run on March 18, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire, is the stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film of the same name. It follows Simba, a young lion born into the royal family, who flees their land after his father Mufasa is killed by his uncle, Scar. When he grew up, he hears the plea from the inhabitants of his land, thus begins his mission of taking down an enemy and fulfilling his destiny to be a king.
The original staging of the musical won six Tony Awards back in 1998, including Best Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography, and Best Direction of a Musical.
For the 20th anniversary of the production, Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions has finally revealed the diverse international performers who will be bringing the story of Simba to life, 6 of which hail from the Philippines.
Julien Joshua Dolor, Pablo Palacpac, and Juan Tiongson are set to portray the role of Young Simba, the role of Young Nala will be played by Sheena Bentoy, Uma Martin, and Felicity Napuli.
Meanwhile, the international cast includes Ntsepa Pitjeng (Rafiki), Mthokozisi Emkay Khanyile (Mufasa), Antony Lawrence (Scar), Jamie McGregor (Timon), Pierre Van Heerden (Pumba), Noxolo Dlamini (Nala), and Calvyn Grandling (Nala).
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Weekdays: P6500
- Weekends: P7250
- Price Zone A:
- Weekdays: P5500
- Weekends: P5850
- Price Zone B
- Weekdays: P4300
- Weekends: P4700
- Price Zone C:
- Weekdays: P3350
- Weekends: P3600
- Price Zone D:
- Weekdays: P1900
- Weekends: P2250
From October 25 to November 2, Globe Platinum, Globe Postpaid Customers, and Visa credit, debut, and prepaid cardholders get first dibs on tickets and enjoy 10% off on tickets! You may visit Ticketworld's website to know how to avail of it!
The Lion King is presented by Concertus Manila.
For more information, you may visit the show's official website or Concertus Manila's Facebook page.