The heart of the African Savannah has taken over Dallas’ Fair Park with the Broadway sensation, “The Lion King.” This is a story near and dear to so many of our own hearts, and the live musical performance is a stunning interpretation takes you back to the very first time you watched the film.
The performance begins with the ever-so-beloved Zulu chant (see translation here) and a spectacular parade of animals journeying down the aisles toward Pride Rock for the presentation of Simba. The true genius of Tony Award winning costume designer and director Julie Taymor shines from these first beginning moments. And if you’ve got tears of joy in your eyes by this point, don’t worry … you won’t be the only one.
Through a variety of puppetry and unique stage set design, the show continues to amaze as animated scenes are brought to life. Fans of the original Disney film will find themselves reciting some of the best lines of the show (or all the lines if you’re a true fan). Much like other traveling productions, certain lines specific the DFW audience will make you chuckle.
Tickets are currently on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by calling Ticketmaster at (866) 870-2717. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (214) 426-4768 or emailing Groups@ DallasSummerMusicals.org. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.
Ticket buyers are reminded that Dallas Summer Musicals and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Music Hall at Fair Park is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
Also, depending on your appetite and guests, don’t miss out on two pre-show specialties. The first is the family-friendly DSM Savanna. This event is $25 per person and allows entrance into a tented area two hours before the show. Here you can get your face painted, purchase snacks at food trucks, and enjoy a refreshing snow cone. The second is a delicious buffet dinner in the Crystal Terrace for 26.95+tax.
The sun sets on “The Lion King” in Dallas on Saturday, July 7, so don’t miss out! Get your tickets today!
(Disclaimer: I was invited to the media opening night, and all opinions are my own. Photo credit: Dallas Summer Musicals)