Coming March 2011, Singapore could be one show closer to becoming the “Broadway of Asia”!
That's because Disney’s long-awaited, award-winning Broadway musical, The Lion King, opens at the brand new 1,630-capacity Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
MBS and BASE Entertainment, who are bringing in the musical, made the announcement together on Tuesday to mark the Southeast Asia debut of the mega-production, which will cost over S$10 million to stage and produce over the next several years.
When can we see it?
The musical will be the resident show at the Sands Theatre and it will run 8 times a week, starting from 3 March 2011.
Originally slated to open in September, it was delayed as the Sands theatre could not be completed on time, leaving some 200 show applicants — including stage, light and sound technicians – hanging.
The cast will include 51 performers from eight countries, including South Africa, Italy, Brazil and the United States. Some are veterans from the London and Paris productions.
Ticket prices range from $65 to $240 will be on sale from Wednesday. They are available at http://thelionking.com.sg/, the MBS box office and Sistic outlets.