Mar 23 2011
Singapore is known as the Lion City, so it’s only fitting that the Broadway show “The Lion King” has made its Southeast Asian debut right here. The musical is based on the 1994 Disney classic and is the first major performance to grace the stage of the new Sands Theatre at the stunning Marina Sands complex. “The Lion King” runs from March 3 until May 31, 2011, with performances at 20:00 Tuesday to Sunday and additional matinees Saturday and Sunday at 14:00.
Tickets to “The Lion King” are available through SISTIC and cost from S$65 for a seat in the back row of the theatre all the way up to S$240 for a platinum ticket that includes a drink and a gift. They’re certainly not cheap, but prices are comparable to what you’d pay in New York or London to see this award-winning musical. If you want to see the show but it’s a bit out of your budget, keep your eyes on classified websites like GumTree.sg for people selling their tickets at the last minute. There were lots of advance booking promotions, and now people who can’t use the tickets they bought last year are selling them below face value.
Featuring amazing performers, puppetry, and all the beloved songs from the original, “The Lion King” is one of the most successful musicals of the last decade. It’s not often that Broadway musicals make it to Singapore, so this is rare treat for tourists and local theatre-lovers alike. An official website has been created especially for the Singapore “Lion King” performances and has all the latest information plus videos, music, and behind the scenes details.
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