THE LION KING Musical in Zurich – catch it if you can! (2023)
Nov 23, 2023 - Jan 14, 2024
I still recall the immense joy and wonder while watching Disney's THE LION KING musical for the first time.
It’s been over a decade, but I vividly remember the catchy songs, elaborate stage design, spectacular masks and costumes, and magical choreography.
Indeed, it is no secret that the Broadway adaptation of Disney's THE LION KING has been an enormous success since it first premiered in 1997. The musical has delighted more than 110 million people since - that’s easily a dozen times the population of Switzerland. And the show has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
🦁 THE LION KING Musical is coming to Zurich in 2023!
Surprisingly, the musical has never stopped in Zurich. For the very first time, the original English-speaking production will be coming to Zurich in November 2023!
THE LION KING Musical will play at Theater 11 in Oerlikon, a perfect setting for the stage design. I can already imagine how amazing it will feel to see the giant giraffes slowly walking up and down the aisles.
With this production from the successful, Oscar-winning Disney animated film, Julie Taymor, director, costume designer, and co-designer of the masks for THE LION KING, created a new work of art bursting with creativity and emotion.
Her production uniquely brings to life the colorful world of the Serengeti animals and the story of Simba. The plot revolves around the lion cub’s impatience to grow up, which drives him to dare feats of bravery. It’s a captivating, adventurous journey from naive lion cub to proud Lion King.
The Zurich production will feature more than 50 performers. Among the main cast are Jean-Luc Guizonne as Mufasa, and Alan McHale as Timon. Other stars include Thandazile Soni as Rafiki, Kyle Richardson as Simba, Richard Hurst as Scar, and Matthew Forbes as Zazu.
🦁 Tickets for THE LION KING Musical in Zurich
If you're a fan of THE LION KING, catch the show when it arrives in Zurich in 2023. Give in and be captivated by the gripping African rhythms, the warm magic of the Serengeti, and timeless hits like Elton John and Tim Rice's "Circle of Life" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."
THE LION KING Musical will have its official opening Zurich night on November 23, 2023. We are lucky to get the original version in English which runs for approximately 2.5 hours, including a break.