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Tom's Take: Disney's The Lion King

By Becky BereiterAug 21, 2017

We can hardly believe this is our final ENCORE Series Monday! It's been so much fun showcasing this Best of Broadway line-up and interacting with you all!

Without further ado, let's jump into Disney's The Lion King! It will be at our beautiful Belk Theater August 22 - September 9, 2018! 

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Belk Theater!

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

Check out what Blumenthal's President/CEO Tom Gabbard has to say about this incredible show (spoiler: it's his Broadway favorite)!

Don't forget this Friday, we'll announce the details on Disney's The Lion King's ENCORE Series SHOW SWAG GIVEAWAY! And all who participate during the remaining weeks will be eligible for a beyond EPIC grand prize (details are mere weeks away!)

****About ENCORE****

Great season seats are now available for five of Broadway’s all-time greatest hits, including Les Misérables, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and a fan favorite in Charlotte, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Plus, back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon and the awe-inspiring visual artistry alive on stage, Disney’s The Lion King.

Les Misérables (Dec. 13-17, 2017—Ovens Auditorium)

The Phantom of the Opera (Jan. 17-28, 2018 – Belk Theater)

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (April 17-22, 2018 – Ovens Auditorium) 

The Book of Mormon (July 24-29, 2018 – Belk Theater)

Disney’s The Lion King (Aug. 22-Sept. 9, 2018 – Belk Theater) 

ENCORE SERIES ticket buyers will enjoy some great benefits that come only with Season Tickets. Perks include securing the best seats at the best price, before single tickets go on sale and prices rise. Buyers can also choose an extended payment plan that allows them to pay for their series tickets in up to ten installments (call 704-335-1010 for this option.).

ENCORE SERIES ticket holders will also enjoy the right to swap up to two of their shows for anything else coming this season or next. Swapping for 2017-18 PNC Broadway Lights shows, excluding Hamilton, will be available at a later date based on availability.

The Lion King

Aug 22 - Sep 9 , 2018
BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center