PHOENIX — People can take a trip to the Pride Lands of the African savanna when Disney’s legendary musical “The Lion King” comes to ASU Gammage next year.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 13 for the performances that begin on July 5 and run Tuesdays through Sundays for four weeks until July 31. VIP ticket packages are also available which come with a prime seat location, a souvenir program and an exclusive cinch bag.
People can purchase tickets online, by visiting the ASU Gammage box office Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 480-965-3434.
The musical, which is the highest-grossing of all time and winner of six Tony Awards, was set to come to Tempe last year but it was canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Based on the 1994 animated film that won multiple Grammy and Academy awards, the stage musical has been seen by more than 85 million people and is nearing 24 years on Broadway.
The score of the musical features Elton John and Tim Rice’s songs from the movie, along with three new songs by John and Rice and other music that fuses Western popular music with the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa.
“The Lion King” is another one of Broadway’s musical staples to make its way to Tempe, with a production of the hit “Hamilton” showing earlier this year.
COVID-19 safety protocols as of Oct. 26 for ASU Gammage require all patrons to bring and wear a mask while in the building.