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The Lion King musical and film open in Taiwan
《獅子王》音樂劇及電影 本週強勢登台

Three performers from The Lion King musical ensemble promote the tour at a news conference in Taipei on April 1.

Photo: Wang Wen-lin, Liberty Times

Hit Disney musical The Lion King will open at the Taipei Arena tomorrow and run until early next month. The Tony Award-winning musical, which debuted in 1997, set a record in May, having drawn a total of over 100 million viewers. To meet the demand for tickets, event organizer KHAM Inc. has announced it will add five extra shows between Aug. 2 and 4.

The Lion King tells the adventures of Prince Simba, a young lion who eventually rises to the throne after overcoming a series of obstacles. The musical is famous for a number of songs, including Circle of Life and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. The shows in Taipei will be performed in English with Chinese subtitles. Each show will last for about two and a half hours, including one intermission.

Meanwhile, The Lion King, Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1994 animated film, hit the big screen this week. It became a box office smash even before the opening, racking up the highest number of advance ticket sales in Disney’s history.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)


《獅子王》是辛巴王子的冒險故事,這頭年輕的獅子在克服各種障礙之後,終於登上王位。該劇以多首金曲聞名,例如《Circle of Life》、《Can You Feel the Love Tonight》等等。台北場的演出將以英文發音並搭配中文字幕,全劇長約兩個半小時,還包括一次中場休息。




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