Run don’t walk to your computer and go purchase your tickets to The Lion King at Keller Auditorium because you’re not going to want to miss this amazing performance. Lucky for you this is one broadway performance that will be spending three weeks in Portland so you have ample time to go and enjoy an evening at the theater.
I have always dreamed of seeing The Lion King on broadway because The Lion King was easily my favorite movie for a short period of my life and I had the bedroom comforter set to prove it. I was lucky enough have this dream fulfilled and to attend Thursday nights performance and I was blown away in just the first five minutes of the show. The theater came to life as animals pranced through the theater and the powerful music sang to my soul. If you have ever seen photos or press videos of The Lion King on broadway then you already know that the costume work is incredible but nothing can compare to seeing costumes and the performers all dressed up; especially those performers who are up on the high stilts dressed as giraffes (my favorite animal of the night).
When it comes to performers Mark Campbell who played the roll of “Scar” was absolutely amazing and completely embodied the roll. I have to say my favorite character of the night was the uptight and incredibly comical bird Zazu played by the amazing Drew Hirshfield. Of course we can’t forget about Rafiki probably one of the most beloved characters from The Lion King and Buyi Zama did a wonderful job as Rafiki.
I know I have shared a number of Broadway In Portland performances on this blog and I feel so incredibly lucky to do so. There is just something magical about the theater and while my littles are still a bit young for the theater I can’t wait to share it with them as well and I hope that those of you who are reading this also consider giving yourself and your children the theater experience. The Lion King I think is the perfect place to start. It is something for both children and adults alike and is such a special performance to bond over and start a life long love of the theater.
TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Disney’s THE LION KING will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for a four-week engagement. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Saturdays 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sundays 1:00pm and 6:30pm
*There will be a special 1:00pm matinee performance on Thursday, August 11.
For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased: