Amazing news! Disney's THE LION KING has come to Orange County, making its triumphant return to Segerstrom Center for the Arts! It's highly-anticipated 3-week run begins February 1 - 25, 2024.
THE LION KING is celebrating 25 landmark years on Broadway, continuing to memorize audiences as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. I don't know about you, but I am so happy that it has come back to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It was the FIRST BROADWAY SHOW that I took my boys too! And now I can't wait to take my little girl.
If you have the opportunity to see this show you're in for an AMAZING treat! The cast of course is AMAZING, the music is AMAZING, the scenery and special effects are AMAZING. It will be everything you hope for in a Disney production.
THE LION KING also makes an incredible date night and or family night on Broadway! The perfect chance to expose your children to the arts!
Most importantly, being able to see it at your Orange County home theater is super special. I just love the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It's a great theater, with great amenities located nearby.
May I suggest dinner at Claim Jumper South Coast Plaza. They have themed menu items for every Segerstrom Musical, and you can park and walk across the bridge which makes it super convenient.
Now...what about the details.
About the Show
Experience the vibrant stage adaptation of Disney's Academy Award-winning 1994 film, "The Lion King." Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. Get ready to be dazzled as the entire Serengeti comes to life as never before! And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING...a 6-time Tony Award winner!
The music in "The Lion King" on Broadway includes songs by Elton John and Tim Rice from the movie, as well as three new songs by John and Rice. There's also additional music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer. They mixed Western pop music with the unique sounds and rhythms of Africa, creating a blend that ranges from the famous “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to Lebo M’s beautiful choral pieces.
The premise of the show - Follow the tale of a young lion prince in the thriving African Pride Lands. After a tragic event orchestrated by Simba’s sinister uncle, Scar, Simba leaves his home.
With two amusing and unexpected friends by his side, Simba begins a new journey. However, as the burden of responsibility and a plea from the struggling Pride Lands reach him in adulthood, Simba faces a formidable enemy and must embrace his destiny as king.
The Lion King on Broadway Tour Cast
The Lion King on Broadway tour cast will feature:
- Peter Hargrave as Scar
- Gerald Ramsey as Mufasa
- Mukelisiwe Goba as Rafiki
- Nick Cordileone as Timon
- Nick LaMedica as Zazu
- John E. Brady as Pumbaa
- Darian Sanders as Simba
- Khalifa White as Nala
- Forest VanDyke as Banzai
- Martina Sykes as Shenzi
- Robbie Swift as Ed
- The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Mason Lawson and Julian Villela
- The role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Jaxyn Damasco and Aniya Simone.
The cast also includes William John Austin, Iman Ayana, Isaiah Bailey, Samantha Lauren Barriento, Eric Bean, Jr., Layla Brent, Vernon Brooks III, Sasha Caicedo, Lauren Carr, Thembelihle Cele, Daniela Cobb, Gabriel Croom, Lyric Danae, Marquis Floyd, Tony Freeman, Aliah James, Jolina Javier, Joel Karie, Samaree Lawson, Gabisile Manana, Amber Mayberry, Justin Mensah, Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Aaron Nelson, Jeremy Noel, Sicelo Ntshangase, Erick D. Patrick, Sayiga Eugene Peabody, Poseletso Sejosingoe, Sadé Simmons, Jennifer Theriot, Courtney Thomas, Denzel Tsopnang, Brinie Wallace and Jordan Nicole Willis.
How to Lion King Tickets
Disney's THE LION KING performs February 1 - 25 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale at scfta.org, in person at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or by calling (714) 556-2787.
Tickets are on sale now, and prices start at just $39 with a select number of premium seats available for all performances. Purchases are limited to 8 tickets per person, and orders exceeding this limit may be subject to cancellation.
For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Costa Mesa engagement should be made through scfta.org.
Check out these Fun Facts and Frequently Asked Questions About Disney's The Lion King on Broadway
Listen to the Soundtrack before you go!
The music is great! So great that II recommend listening to the soundtrack before you go! Disney's The Lion King - the Original Broadway Cast Recording, is available.
Did you know there are 6 indigenous African languages sung and spoken throughout the show?
The 6 African languages sung and spoken throughout the show are: Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Congolese
How long is The Lion King on Broadway?
The Lion King is approximately 2 hours and 28 minutes. This includes the intermission.
Is The Lion King good for kids?
Disney's The Lion King makes a great first Broadway show for kids. Disney recommends this production for ages 6 and up. The show is very entertaining and the music is fun. However, there are times when the music, lighting and sound effects can be viewed as scary for kids...similar to the movie. So make your own decision whether it's right for your family. Production uses strobe lights. All guests entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
The Lion King Photo Op
Head up to the second floor of Segerstrom Hall before or after the show, or during intermission, for a fun Instagrammable photo opportunity!