Disney's The Lion King
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 Wharton Center!
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.
East Lansing engagement is welcomed by Auto-Owners Insurance; Delta Dental of Michigan; Farm Bureau Insurance; Ingham County and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; and McLaren Greater Lansing.
We are continuously working to provide a safe and secure environment in which our patrons can relax and enjoy the arts. For performances of Disney’s The Lion King, Wharton Center will be implementing bag screening measures.
What you need to know
Bags and purses 4.5” x 6.5” or smaller are allowed and will not require screening. See examples below.
Bags and purses larger than 4.5” x 6.5” will be screened.
Backpacks, over-sized bags, cinch bags, and computer bags/cases will not be allowed into the theatre, please leave these locked in your car or at home.
Pack lightly with essential items only.
Cobb Great Hall Lobby doors will open 1 hour prior to performance time. Plan your arrival to allow time for bag screening.
We recommend patrons are seated no later than 5 minutes before curtain time.
Entry to the building will be limited to the front entrance off Bogue Street or atrium entrance from the parking ramp. The southwest corner entrance on Wilson Road will be closed for this performance.
Program, Run time & Late Seating
Run time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission
Patrons arriving as the performance begins will be held in the Sierra Lobby for the first 15 minutes of the performance. There are additional seating holds throughout the performance.
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