This is the same musical that has been seen by fans on Broadway and productions around the world.
The performance is in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions and will be the world’s first production in Mandarin.
The Lion King at Shanghai Disney will be performed in a new 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater that is located in the dining, retail, and entertainment area next to Shanghai Disneyland.
“It is especially exciting for us to premiere The Lion King at this brand new theatre at Shanghai Disney Resort, marking our first collaboration with our partners at Disney Parks and Resorts,” said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “This uniquely Chinese production will be our most ambitious yet, featuring the very best of local talent, who will perform the show for the first time in Mandarin as they bring Julie Taymor’s singular theatrical vision to life.”
The new Mandarin production will be the 10th worldwide production of The Lion King.