Disney's The Lion King Musical Show reaches Singapore after entertaining over 50 million world-wide

Singapore, November 02, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) Marina Bay Sands and BASE Entertainment are proud to announce that tickets for the most awaited live entertainment in Singapore (http://www.marinabaysands.com/#entertainment), Disney's THE LION KING are now on sale to the public. Seen by over 50 million people worldwide and proudly sponsored by OCBC Cards, the internationally acclaimed performance will set the stage ablaze on March 3rd 2011.

Now in its 13th year, THE LION KING has wowed audiences around the world including New York, London, Hamburg, a North American tour, Tokyo and Las Vegas with its vibrant theater performances. Singapore (http://www.marinabaysands.com/Entertainment/The_Lion_King.aspx) will join these leading cities when the show premieres at The Sands Theater in March next year.

The cast for the Singapore production will be comprised of the cream of LION KING performers from around the world, including veterans of the acclaimed London and Paris productions. The cast of 51 hails from 8 countries and 5 continents and, as in virtually every company of THE LION KING, this cast includes South African members, in keeping with the show's spirit of authenticity. Rehearsals for full cast and crew are scheduled for January 2011.

Marina Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Thomas Arasi said, "We are thrilled that one of the most exciting performances of all times will make its Southeast Asian debut at Marina Bay Sands. THE LION KING is the recipient of a multitude of international awards and we are proud that our very own Sands Theater will host the first production ever in this part of the world. Marina Bay Sands has already transformed the city's skyline and the addition of THE LION KING will elevate Singapore's status as a world-class entertainment destination."

This production of THE LION KING, brought into Singapore by BASE Entertainment, has been developed specifically for the region and Marina Bay Sands' theater while maintaining the original Broadway quality standards, spectacular music, beautiful sets, dance and intricate costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon.


Milan Rokic, Vice President and Managing Director of BASE Entertainment Asia, said "Enthusiasm for the arrival of THE LION KING to Singapore has been tremendous. This production is one of the many first class events we're bringing to Southeast Asian audiences, as part of our plan to place Singapore on the map as the premiere live entertainment destination for the region and the Broadway of Asia. Expect a variety of entertainment from theatrical productions, concerts, classical music events and Asian headliners performing at our sensational new theaters at Marina Bay Sands."

THE LION KING took the world by storm as a ground-breaking animated film in 1994 and was then transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, in November 1997, winning over 70 major international theatre awards including the Tony Award® for 'Best Musical'. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

THE LION KING's presenting sponsor is OCBC Bank, while MediaCorp TV 5 is the Official TV Station, and Showbiz Asia is the official packaging partner; Singapore Airlines is official airline, and it's proudly supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.

What the critics said,
"One of the most memorable, moving and original theatrical extravaganzas in years. It is told with a theatricality that frequently takes the breath away."
The New York Times

"We hope all nights in the theater will be like this."
Daily Mail England

"A landmark event in entertainment."
Newsweek

THE LION KING ticket prices range from $65 to $240 and are available at www.thelionking.com.sg, Marina Bay Sands Box Office, visiting Sistic outlets or calling +65 6348 5555. Packages for hotel stays, restaurants and show tickets are available at www.showbiz.com.sg and group rates start from 8% discount for 20 people or more. Marina Bay Sands is offering a signature LION KING package available at www.marinabaysands.com. Performance schedules are Tuesday to Friday 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 8pm.

- 1888PressRelease