Keller Auditorium | Portland, Oregon
The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, is back, and it’s conquering North America! This musical stage adaption of the 1994 Disney animated film has been breaking ground for over two decades and continues entertaining theater lovers worldwide! This 2024, the touring production of The Lion King will embark on a national tour, making multiple stops across esteemed venues! This January, the musical makes its way to Portland, Oregon, for a extended run at the Keller Auditorium! Catch the amazing performance on Sunday 21st January 2024! Your Sundays will never be the same! The show has notably won six Tony Awards, including winning Best Musical! Over at the Drama Desk Awards, the musical bagged ten awards! With its outstanding music, groundbreaking puppetry and costumes, and a stellar cast and creative team, there is no mystery why the Lion King has won numerous accolades. And over two decades since its premiere, it’s still slated to be the hottest and most exciting musical of the winter season! So hurry and secure those tickets now, and don’t miss out on the Lion King on Sunday 21st January 2024!
The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody mostly knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. Foremost, the contemporary music style was reimagined and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in mask work, bringing the characters to life in mind-boggling ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of breathtaking. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of awe-inspiring moments and artistic innovation, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests been rendered with such captivating conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”
A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of creative collaborator Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her conceptualization for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a tour de force, and that includes her work on costume, puppet, and mask design.”
This 2024, you will get to see these awe-inspiring puppets and enjoy the mind-blowing music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Keller Auditorium! The musical’s world-class production and Keller Auditorium’s cutting-edge facilities ensure that you will have a unforgettable experience! The esteemed venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to Portland, Oregon. This winter, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s superior accommodations, luxurious seating, and impressive sound and light systems!
Catch the spectacular production of The Lion King at the Keller Auditorium this 2024 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the must-see and treasured masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Get Tickets link!