About The Lion King
Lion King Tickets
Have you ever tried, and failed, singing along to the opening credits of the Lion King movie? You’re not alone – not many people speak Zulu. The actual words are “Nants ingonyama bathe Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama” which means, “here comes a lion, father, oh yes, it’s a lion”.
For such a dramatic song, that’s a lyrical letdown if we’ve ever heard it. But hey- it makes the movie great and it makes the musical even greater. What if you could experience the Zulu-lyrics along with English speaking songs, in person, being sung by real people? You can – at the Lion King Musical! It’s been on stage over 9,000 times and is one the most awarded musicals — ever.
The Lion King, Live
While it doesn’t have Beyonce, like the 2019 summer movie, it does have a superstar to thank for some of its songs – Sir Elton John. The Legendary singer/songwriter is part of what’s made the musical so successful.
The story is the one you remember for your childhood, but it’s not animated – at least, not in the digital way. The musical has costumes that will blow your mind! They use the human form, stilts, and intricate headsets that call back to the tribal setting of the story. They don’t sacrifice anything when it comes to the performance – just take one look at the giraffes. All of your favorite songs are there, with a few extras thrown in for good measure. You can be sure that the performers produce the words correctly, though. Want a sing-along trick? Sing “pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom” during the second part Circle of Life (don’t worry, you’ll hear it!)
A Family-Friendly Show
If you have kids, you may worry that they can’t sit still through a Broadway musical. And you don’t want to waste the money you spent on tickets (even though you got a great deal).
The familiarity with the characters, the intricate costumes, and the classic songs will help kids over three or four get through the whole thing. Just be prepared for them to sing the songs the whole way home, and for weeks after that. For a better chance at success with kids in tow, find tickets for a matinee or afternoon performance. It’ll be something your family remembers for a lifetime! And if you’re leaving the kids at home – don’t worry. You won’t be the only parents/friends/adults there without kids. The Lion King is a show people of all ages enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are Lion King tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Lion King ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. Prices for Lion King tickets usually range from $80 to $140 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue – you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Lion King tickets?
With demand for the shows at a peak, Lion King ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Lion King tickets is online through a ticket marketplace.
Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect for these types of shows because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for your Lion King tickets.
Is Lion King coming to a city near me?
If you live in the lower 48, there’s a good chance that Lion King is coming to a city near you! In fact, the tour is headed pretty much everywhere. Lion King show tickets are available for New York, Boston and many other cities across North America. Check out the full tour schedule below and browse the Gametime inventory for Lion King Tour 2019 tickets in a city near you.
Will Lion King perform in 2019?
You bet they will. The tour is on and goes all the way through March 2021.
How long is Lion King?
The expected running time of Lion King is around 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.
Lion King Tour Dates
- September 4-29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
- October 3-27 - Boston, MA @ Citizens Bank Opera House
- October 30 - November 17 - Louisville, KY @ Whitney Hall
- November 20 - December 1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
- December 4-15 - North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
- December 19 - January 5 - Rochester, NY @ Rochester Auditorium Theatre