The Lion City has an Audience with The King
The Award-Winning Broadway Musical The Lion King Opens at Marina Bay Sands.
- (1888PressRelease) March 23, 2011 - Singapore - Disney Theatrical Productions in association with BASE Entertainment and Marina Bay Sands are proud to announce that it's Showtime at the Sands Theater as The Lion King Singapore (http://www.marinabaysands.com/TheLionKing/) celebrates its debut in Southeast Asia. It is now Singapore's turn to embrace and enjoy the award-winning broadway musical and join the 54 million people worldwide who have been wowed by the show.
Singapore is the latest leading city to host The Lion King after sell out performances in New York, London, Hamburg, a North American tour, Tokyo and Las Vegas. The musical is of the same Broadway-quality standards, spectacular music, dance, sets and costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon, however, it has also added some local elements to make this production unique to Singapore.
Mr. George Tanasijevich, Interim Chief Executive Officer for Marina Bay Sands and Managing Director of Global Development for Las Vegas Sands Corp., said, "Today, we celebrate the months of hard work and unyielding commitment by the dedicated teams at Marina Bay Sands, Disney Theatrical Productions and BASE Entertainment. We want to congratulate every single member of the cast and crew of The Lion King who have worked tirelessly to bring The Lion King to Singapore. We know that the impact of this world-class musical will be immediate and that it will elevate the theater industry in the region. We are very proud of our partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions and BASE Entertainment."
Singapore audiences will be treated to unbelievable performances by a select cast from around the world. The cast of 51 for the Singapore production is comprised of the cream of The Lion King performers, including veterans of the acclaimed London and Paris productions and hails from 8 countries and 5 continents. As in virtually every company of The Lion King, this cast includes South African members, in keeping with the show's spirit of authenticity.
On stage, Director Julie Taymor's creative vision blends elements of African art and Broadway artisanship to depict anthropomorphic animal characters. The sardonic and deviously cunning "Scar" is played by Patrick Brown. Jean Luc Guizonne aka Jee-L is "Mufasa", the great warrior and ruler of the Pridelands. Gugwana Dlamini is the wise baboon shaman "Rafiki". Lyall Ramsden plays the prim and proper horn billed bird "Zazu". Pierre van Heerden is the carefree warthog "Pumbaa" and Jamie McGregor is the wisecracking meerkat "Timon". Mufasa's son, Simba, the lion prince born to be king is played by Jonathan Andrew Hume and Puleng March is the loyal lioness "Nala".
The three evil hyenas are played by Lavina Williams, Simon Gwala and Michael Bagg. The role of "Young Simba" is alternated between Lance Reblando, Leon Matawaran and Warren David Saga and the role of "Young Nala" is alternated between Christina De Leon, Myka Torre and Nikki Samonte.
The Lion King began as a 1994 animated feature-length film developed and produced by the Walt Disney Company. The story, a coming of age parable set among animals indigenous to its setting, the African savanna, tells the tale of Simba, the lion cub who rises to be the King of the jungle.
This production of The Lion King, brought into Marina Bay Singapore (http://www.marinabaysands.com/) by BASE Entertainment, has been developed specifically for the region and the Sands Theater at Marina Bay Sands.
Milan Rokic, Vice President and Managing Director of BASE Entertainment Asia, "Thus far tickets have exceeded our expectations, but there are still great seats available. A musical of this magnitude has never been created specifically for Singapore and together with the artists from around the world; we are thrilled to be part of this production. Enjoy The Lion King in Singapore- it's all yours."
The Lion King plays Tuesday to Sunday evenings at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Sands Theater Box Office or SISTIC outlets by calling +65 6348 5555 or via the Internet at www.thelionking.com.sg. Ticket prices for the engagement starts from $65. Platinum packages, which include prime seat locations, a souvenir gift, $10 merchandise voucher and a drink, are also available.
The Lion King's presenting sponsor is OCBC Bank, while MediaCorp TV 5 is the Official TV Station, and Showbiz Asia is the official packaging partner; Singapore airlines is official airline, and it's proudly supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.
The Lion King will play 8 shows a week - every Tuesday to Friday at 8pm and every Saturday, Sunday at 2pm and 8pm. For full ticketing information, including THE LION KING hotel package, please click on: http://www.marinabaysands.com/Entertainment/The_Lion_King.aspx
Day/Times PLATINUM A Reserve B Reserve C Reserve D Reserve E Reserve
Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat - Sun: 2pm & 8pm S$240 S$185 S$165 S$125 S$85 S$65
Booking Fee of SGD$3 applies per ticket
Groups of 20+ 8% discount
Groups of 100+ 10% discount
Groups of 500+ 15% discount
SISTIC Hotline +65 6348 5555