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The Lion King - National Tour

Experience the circle of life as Disney’s beloved film comes to eye-popping life onstage.

The Lion King National Tour Breaks Box Office Records During Christmas Week

The Lion King National Tour Breaks Box Office Records During Christmas Week
Jelani Remy in the national tour of 'Lion King'
'The Lion King' tour grossed an all-time high in ticket sales during Christmas week.

Simba and his friends had plenty to celebrate over the holidays! The national tour of The Lion King 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, Omaha and Appleton in 2013.

A lively stage adaptation of the classic animated film, 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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