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The Lion King National Tour Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Orlando

Simba’s pride has been roaming the U.S. for over a decade. The national tour of The Lion King marks its 10th anniversary during its April 27 performance in Orlando. The Disney stage spectacular plays the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre through May 13.

The national tour, directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, has played nearly 6,000 performances over the course of 112 engagements in 74 cities. Over 14 million people have seen the tour, which has grossed over $928 million in ticket sales. The Lion King is only the second show in history, next to The Phantom of the Opera, to produce five productions to run 10 years or longer.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film, The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion prince born into the royal family, who idolizes his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Simba starts anew, but eventually, the weight of responsibility comes to find the adult prince, and Simba must take on a formidable enemy and 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, J. Anthony Crane as Scar, Dionne Randolph as Mufasa, Buyi Zama as Rafiki, Syndee Winters as Nala, Mark David Kaplan as Zazu, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa and Nick Cordileone as Timon.

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