As the three-week run nears the 50,000-ticket sales mark, it becomes the highest-grossing theater show in Little Rock’s history.
“The historic Robinson Center was renovated for performances like this,” says Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Gretchen Hall. “Before, the 1939 structure could never have hosted such a large production. We’re excited to now have the opportunity to attract these types of shows to our community and the state.”
The 1994 animated classic is Disney’s 32nd film, and in typical Disney fashion, it does not disappoint. Through the years, families have enjoyed this story together. The story encapsulates loneliness, courage, leadership, family and community.
The musical is directed by the talented Julie Taymor, who is also its lead costume designer. The timeless tale unfolds with characters coming to life through transformations of make-up, puppeteering and more. Their fluid movements are flawless. It’s as if the audience and cast become one in a mesmerizing series of scenes.
· The tallest stage animals (giraffes) measure 18 feet tall.
· It took three years to adapt Disney’s The Lion King from film to live production.
· It’s the third-longest running Broadway show, surpassing “The Phantom of the Opera.”
· Nearly 20 semi-trucks transport production equipment, equipment, costumes and props