FIRST LOOK: ‘Tale of the Lion King’ bringing authentic sounds of Africa to Disney California Adventure
Tale of the Lion King is coming to Disney California Adventure and this this imaginative story-theatre production is bringing with it not just the iconic songs from the upcoming live-action reboot of the film but also scenic, prop and costume designs celebrate the spirit of Africa.
Presented as a highly-theatrical outdoor musical production, the show features a cast of 18 performers – including actors, singers, dancers and drummers – who form an ensemble called the Storytellers of the Pride Lands. This traveling troupe specializes in retelling revered stories in their own contemporary style, weaving their tale through language, song and dance.
All-new musical arrangements have been written from “The Lion King,” creating a score for the show with elements we associate with the emotional sweep of the original compositions, yet focused on the vocal performances of the actors and music from the drummers to drive a unique percussive sound.
See it for Yourself
“Tale of the Lion King” graces the Palisades Stage at Disney California Adventure this summer starting June 7, 2019.
THE LION KING roars into theaters July 19, 2019.