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Musical The Lion King at Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid

One more year, one of the great events of the season of musicals in Madrid is The Lion King, which premiered in October 2011 in the Lope de Vega Theater of the Gran Via, and that is now in his ninth season uninterrupted

Released for the first time in November 1997 in New York, when it arrived in Madrid, The Lion King He was already one of the most watched musicals in history.

Since then in Madrid It has gotten full daily, and this 2019-2020 season will exceed 5 million viewers, already adding more than 100 million viewers worldwide.


Musical The Lion King at Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid

As a reflection of its success, so far it has received more than 70 international awards, among which are the most prestigious in the United States, United Kingdom and France.

It is currently being represented, in addition to New York and other North American cities, in London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Singapore.

The premiere in Madrid was the first representation in Spanish, whose translation and adaptation has been made by the prestigious Catalan theater author Jordi Galceran.

I'm about to make sure you've seen the original movie of Walt Disney, released in 1994, and even many times, and, therefore, you know very well the story of the lion cub that, after many vicissitudes, becomes the Lion King.

And, of course, you will have heard his music, which was awarded twice in the oscars, with the Best Original Song (Can you feel the love tonight, from Elton John) and Best Soundtrack (Hans Zimmer).


Musical The Lion King at Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid

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The Lion King: opinions and criticism

So why should you go to see the musical The Lion King, which is still in full success on the billboard ofMadrideven if you're not a fan of that animated movie?

Having seen one of his representations, I will give you 5 reasons why you will like the musical The Lion King.

The Lion King in Spanish

From the outset, it should be noted that, in front of the representations in other cities of the world, in the Lope de Vega Theater from Madrid you can See the musical The Lion King in Spanish, and it is the only place where it is presented in Spain.

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Choreography of The Lion King

It is a great theater and musical production, the result of the work of 130 people, including 53 actors and 21 musicians.


Musical The Lion King at Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid

Awesome choreography of The Lion King It shows us up to 25 different types of animals, with more than 200 sculptures, animated figures, carvings and masks.

Adaptation of an animated movie

One of the great attractions of the musical The Lion King It is how it is possible to adapt an animated film to the theater ... and it will really surprise you how they get it.

For this, the sixteenth-century Japanese theater technique, known as Bunraku, in which the artists who are handling great figures are visible to the public.

In this respect, the gracefulness with which the cheetah moves, and the incredible mimicry of the character of Rudder.


Musical The Lion King at Lope de Vega Theater in Madrid

Surely you are impressed by the movements of giraffes seven and a half meters high, and each of them moved by a single actor.

Or for the grandiosity of elephants four meters long, which you will see in the initial scene.

Also, you will see that in certain scenes the technique of Balinese Shadow Theater.

Songs in The Lion King

See The Lion King will allow you to remember again famous and fun songs, like the initial The circle of lifethe cheerful Hakuna Matata, or the menacingGet ready, performed by a chorus of hyenas.


Simba, character of the musical The Lion King

But, in addition, the musical have been incorporated new songs and music They help develop the argument.

For this, the album has been usedThe Rhythm of the Pride Lands, which was once published by the South African singer-songwriter Lebo M, inspired by the movie, and the South African musical rhythms.

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Actors in The Lion King

During the musical you will see good interpretations, both theatrical and musical, of all the characters, being the main ones, Simba, currently played by the Brazilian Tiago Barbosa, his father Mufasa (the Angolan Ricardo Knosi), and ScarThe bad lion, uncle of Simba ( Pitu Manubens)

But there are characters that will earn your appreciation even more.

First, Rudder, with a very entertaining and hilarious interpretation of Antonio Curros; the bird Zazu (Marc Gómez Domènech); Rafiki, the sorcerer played by the South African Lindiwe Mkhize; and the hyena trio, especially Shenzi (the Cuban Yelena Lafargue).


Zazu, character of the musical The Lion King

The El Rey León musical schedule, at Lope de Vega Theater (Gran Vía 57) are, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8.30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm and 10 pm; and on Sundays, at 6 pm, although some specific Sundays the performances are at 4 pm and 8 pm.

The duration of The Lion King It is almost three hours, including rest.

Prices and purchase of tickets The Lion King

The El Rey León ticket prices They start at 27 euros.

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