The Lion King To Open At Shanghai Disney Resort And In Mexico City » Time for World Cup at Disney Parks

Casting for the show is scheduled to begin this summer in China with a focus on recruiting and developing local talent. Shanghai Disney Resort has engaged United Asia Arts Entertainment to support the casting efforts. In 2006, the Australian tour production of THE LION KING played Shanghai in English and became the longest running musical in the country’s history, having played 101 sold out performances at Shanghai Grand Theatre. MEXICO CITY: THE LION KING’s Spanish-language premiere in Mexico City will be produced by OCESA and will be the largest theatrical production ever to be mounted in Mexico. OCESA also produced successful productions of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and most recently, The Disney and Cameron Mackintosh production of MARY POPPINS in 2012. The production will be performed in Spanish and will begin performances in May of 2015 at the Telcel Theatre in Mexico City. In 2008, OCESA also presented The North American, English-language tour of THE LION KING in Mexico City. The four week hit engagement sold over 165,000 tickets at the Auditorio Nacional. ABOUT THE LION KING In its 17th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant; it is the highest-grossing Broadway show in New York history and one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 70 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 106 years.
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While this is the last World Cup ESPN will broadcast for the foreseeable front page future, that has not stopped Disney Parks from joining their corporate siblings in celebrating the beautiful game. Games will be broadcast across Walt Disney World Resorts and select bars and restaurants at Downtown Disney. Epcot, as is appropriate, is the theme park home of the event with all games being show in the Odyssey Restaurant. There is also a World Cup Experience in the Germany Pavilion and a Soccer Topiary photo op on the bridge that connects Future World and World Showcase. As I always say, it is about time Walt Disney World had a Brazilian presence Downtown Disney has opened a new store, United World Soccer that features a wide variety of soccer merchandise. The new shop is on the West Side next to Disneys Candy Cauldron. For those of you that cant make it to Walt Disney World, dont miss ESPNs coverage of the World Cup in the comfort of your own home.
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