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Disney’s THE LION KING will play a two-week season at the Taipei Arena, Taiwan, from July 2019

The Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions and Taiwanese presenter, KHAM INC, is pleased to announce the international tour of the world’s #1 musical, THE LION KING, will commence performances at Taipei Arena, Taiwan, on Saturday 20 July 2019. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, 23 February.

For the first time since THE LION KING international tour opened in Manila in March 2018, celebrating its 20th anniversary year, the hit Broadway musical will play to an arena audience with a capacity of 5,900 seats in Taipei.

“We’re excited to bring the world-renowned stage production of The Lion King to Taiwan,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “Julie Taymor and her extraordinary creative team have realized a production of enormous scale, beauty and heart and I cannot wait for new audiences to join us.”

The Taiwan announcement follows a box office breaking season of THE LION KING in South Korea, where the audience response in Daegu, Seoul and Busan has been unprecedented.

Michael Cassel, Producer & Chief Executive Officer, Michael Cassel Group said, “It’s a dream come true to be touring internationally Disney’s THE LION KING and receive the extraordinary response the production has to date.

“Taipei is a major arts and entertainment capital in Asia and an ideal host for our first arena presentation of the tour. I’m thrilled to bring this phenomenal production to local Taiwanese audiences.”

THE LION KING international touring production has been specifically designed with the flexibility to play both proscenium arch theatres and arena venues.

The tour will travel to Taiwan after the Busan season closes at the Dream Theatre on 19 May 2019.

Tickets for the Taiwan season go on sale 23 February 2019.

For further information about THE LION KING, visit: LionKingInternational.com

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