This winter, you have the opportunity to catch one of Broadway’s most spectacular shows just a few miles away from your Fairlane Woods apartment in Dearborn. The Lion King will be lighting up the stage at the Detroit Opera House from February 1-26, 2017. You won’t want to miss the show that has dazzled over 80 million people across the globe and continues to do so with each and every performance.
The Lion King follows the adventurous, often careless young lion cub, Simba, as he grows and learns his place in the circle of life. As a young cub, Simba wants to impress his father, Mufasa, but his curiosity and longing for excitement often lead him to trouble. Mufasa’s brother, Scar, is jealous of the king and plots to overthrow him one day. Simba unknowingly becomes entangled in Scar’s plot and a devastating accident thrusts him into his father’s place as king. Simba is tormented with guilt and leaves his home, growing up in the jungle with newfound friend Timon and Pumba. Simba’s carefree lifestyle is interrupted one day by his old friend Nala. Shocked to learn he is alive, she shares the news of Scar’s destruction of the pride and begs him to come home to take his rightful place as king. Simba’s emotional journey is incredibly moving as we watch him struggle to do what is right and live up to his father’s wishes.
This incredible musical is Broadway’s third-longest running show and winner of 70 major theater awards around the world. The Lion King is a work of art on the stage, mesmerizing the audience with stunning costumes, props, and sets. Delightful music from award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice combined with sprinkles of rich dialogue from six indigenous African languages throughout the show transport the audience straight to the Serengeti.
You simply can’t miss this Broadway smash–performances run from February 1-26 as follows:
- Tuesdays-Saturdays: 7:30pm
- Sunday evenings: 6:30pm
- Saturday matinees: 2:00pm
- Sunday matinees: 1:00pm
The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission and is not recommended for children under six due to the long length. Tickets are available now. Please feel free to contact us to learn about more exciting shows hitting the stage this winter.Back to all posts