SOURCE: Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah

Broadway in Utah

February 27, 2010 08:00 ET

Salt Lake City Premiere of Disney's THE LION KING Extended Through September 26, 2010

Tickets for Performances September 14 Through September 26, 2010 on Sale at the Capitol Theatre Saturday, February 27

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - February 27, 2010) -  Due to popular demand, Disney Theatrical Productions and Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah have announced an extension of the Salt Lake City engagement of Disney's Award-winning Best Musical THE LION KING through September 26, 2010 at the Capitol Theatre. THE LION KING tickets for all performances are on sale now at the Capitol Theatre box office, at all ArtTix outlets and online at To charge tickets, call 801.355.ARTS. 

Now in its second sold-out decade in New York, THE LION KING MUSICAL is the winner of six Tony® Awards including Best Musical, eight Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards, the New York Drama Critics award for Best Musical, the Evening Standard Award for the Theatrical Event of the Year, two Olivier Awards, a Theatre World Award, the Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography, two Drama League Awards and a Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Director Julie Taymor became the first woman in Broadway history to win the Tony® Award for Best Director of a Musical. Taymor, along with Michael Curry, created hundreds of masks and puppets for THE LION KING. Choreography is by Garth Fagan, scenic design is by Richard Hudson, costume design is by Julie Taymor and lighting design is by Donald Holder. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated film, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay for THE LION KING. The score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from the animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice, additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer.

In Salt Lake City, THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm; Sunday evening at 6:30pm. Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 1:00pm with a Thursday, August 12 matinee at 2:00pm and a Thursday, September 23 matinee at 2:00pm. Ticket prices start at $37.50. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Capitol Theatre box office, at all ArtTix outlets, and online at To charge tickets, call ArtTix at 801.355.ARTS. Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling Sandy at 801.355.5502.

The Salt Lake City engagement of THE LION KING is presented by arrangement with Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah and is a subscription offering of the 2009-2010 Series.

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