The Lion King extends again!
After a week of sold-out preview performances, the world’s #1 musical has opened its first international tour at The Theatre at Solaire last Wednesday 28 March 2018. A spectacular gala saw guests flying in from all corners of the world, led by Disney Theatrical Group President and Producer, Thomas Schumacher who was joined by celebrated composer Lebo M, Producer of the international tour, Michael Cassel, and theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Joining them were the leading lights of Filipino media, fashion and entertainment.
When we opened our production of THE LION KING on Broadway in 1997, none of us could have imagined that we’d one day be taking this show on an astonishing tour around the world, featuring a wonderfully diverse company and crew from more than 18 countries across the globe. We couldn’t be more excited to begin right here in Manila” said Thomas Schumacher.Due to overwhelming demand, producers have decided to extend the season for 2 more weeks. Disney’s THE LION KING is now playing and runs until 20 May 2018. Presented by Michael Cassel Group and Concertus Manila in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, the production’s co-presenting sponsors in Manila are Globe and Visa.
“It has been a dream come true to partner with Disney Theatrical Productions to present the world’s first international tour of this magnificent production. I am delighted that we can begin this journey with Manila’s enthusiastic and welcoming audiences,” commented Michael Cassel. “The Philippines has been our home since we began rehearsals in January and the country is now firmly a part of this production’s DNA. We will take that with us as the show embarks on its world tour”, he added.