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<ul><li> 1. When it Opened Its world premier came inMinneapolis, Minnesota at the OrpheumTheatre on July 8th, 1997. It opened to the public on November13th, 1997.</li></ul> <p> 2. The Story of The Lion KingA stage version of the 1994 Disney film The LionKing, it is the story of a young lion living in the AfricanPride Lands. Simba spends his days exploring thegrasslands and taking after his father, Mufasa, whileavoiding the responsibility he is required to fulfill. Whenhis uncle Scar plans a stampede of wildebeest that killsMufasa, Simba flees the Pride Lands. Eventuallyaccompanied by Timon (meerkat) and Pumbaa(warthog), Simba starts a new life. But when a surpriserun-in with his old friend Nala and she tells him to returnhome, Simba must battle his uncle Scar and fulfill hisdestiny to be king of the Pride Lands and follow in hisfathers footsteps. 3. The Cast SimbaAdam Jacobs Mufasa Alton Fitzgerald White Scar Patrick R. Brown Rafiki Tshidi Manye Nala Chauntee Schuler Young Simba (alternating performances) Judah Bellamy Young Simba (alternating performances) Alfonso Romero Jones II Zazu Cameron Pow Pumbaa Ben Jeffrey TimonFred Berman Young Nala (alternating performances) Khail Toi Bryant Young Nala (alternating performances) Shaylin Becton Banzai James Brown-Orleans Ed Enrique Segura Shenzi Bonita J. Hamilton 4. Music Composer Elton John Lyrics Tim Rice 5. SongsOne by OneCircle of Life Grasslands ChantThe Madness of King Scar The Morning Report*Shadowland The Lioness Hunt I Just Cant Wait to Be KingEndless NightChow Down Can You Feel the Love TonightThey Live in YouHe Lives in You (Reprise)Be Prepared Simba Confronts ScarThe Stampede/Rafiki MournsKing of Pride Rock/Circle of Life (Reprise)Hakuna Matata 6. Awards1) Best Choreography2) Best Costume Design3) Best Director4) Best Lighting Design5) Best New Musical (1998)6) Best Scenic Design7) Best Music Nomination 7. Interesting Facts The Lion King is now Broadways seventh longest-running show in history. As of this month, it is the highest grossing Broadway showof all time, having made $853.8 million. The actors in the play use large animal puppets and paintthemselves the color of the animal to resemble thecharacter they hold and move. 8. Group MembersSteven Schroeck Eric Thiemann Zach SmithMichael Lustenberger </p>