The 1994 movie "The Lion King" is a story about a king of lions living in Africa. The leader, Mufasa, has a young cub named Simba who is learning to become a leader. Mufasa has an evil brother named Scar who is second in line for king. For Scar to get what he wants he has to kill his brother and his young nephew. Scar planned a wildebeest stampede to kill Simba and Mufasa will save him and die. Simba lived and is now the king of the pride. He has no one to learn from because his father is dead. This heartwarming story teaches you about the life of a lion in the hot continent of Africa.
This Broadway musical is 2 hours and 45 minutes long with one intermission. This production won 6 1998 Tony Awards. "The Lion King" is a musical, family friendly, award winning, funny, and has amazing effects such as the amazing dance numbers.
Music by: John Elton
Lyrics by: Jim Rice
Book by: Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Costume Design & Directed by: Julie Taymor
Choreographed by: Garth Fagan
Scenic Design by: Richard Hudson
Lighting Design by: Donald Holder