'Lion King' to return for three weeks

COSTA MESA - Disney's "The Lion King" will make its long-awaited return engagement to Southern California this summer when it opens May 26 for a limited three-week engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.Tickets go on sale Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. The show's seven-week premiere engagement in 2005 played a sold-out run. The North American tour is currently one of seven productions running worldwide along with New York, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Paris and Las Vegas. "The Lion King" is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the 1998 Tony Award and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. The show has been seen by more than 50 million people. Tickets start at $23.25 and will be available beginning Feb. 7 by calling (714) 556-2787, online at www.ocapac.org or at the box office in Costa Mesa.

********** Published: January 29, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 41

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