Tempe events this week–Disney’s THE LION KING at ASU Gammage
Posted on: October 21, 2013
Disney's THE LION KING, ASU Gammage Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Disney’s THE LION KING opens at Tempe’s ASU Gammage this Tuesday. I love this show. It’s stunning, both visually and musically. The way the animals, which are actually huge puppets, are gracefully manipulated by cast members, is breathtaking. One of my favorite parts comes at the very beginning when Rafiki the mandrill calls the animals to Pride Rock. The animals, very quietly and majestically, walk down the aisles and onto the stage. Those lucky enough to be sitting in aisle seats are truly in for a thrill.
The Oscar®-winning music score by Elton John and Tim Rice is so beautiful and includes songs that have become classics such as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”
I love everything about Disney’s THE LION KING. I love that it will be playing at ASU Gammage from October 22-November 8. Now that’s a good long run, but, I wouldn’t wait too long to get tickets because a lot of people love it just as much as I do and tickets are going fast. Purchase tickets on line or call (480) 965-3434.
There are lots of arts and culture events to choose from this week in Tempe. Check out this list. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158.
- October 21: Tempe Symphony Orchestra Season Opener, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 21: Michael Franti and Spearhead; October 22: Animal Collective, Marquee Theatre
- October 22: Open Jam, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- October 22: Dave Henning Group, Mad Hatter Brew Pub
- October 22: ASU Jazz Band, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
- October 22: ASU Barrett Choir and Choral Union Concert: Music of Freedom and the People, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 22-November 8: Disney’s THE LION KING, ASU Gammage
- October 23: The St. Lawrence String Quartet, ASU Katzin Concert Hall
- October 23: Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night; Art after Work: A Juicy Rendezvous Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 24: Eric Whitacre, Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
- October 24: In This Moment; October 25: They Might Be Giants, Marquee Theatre
- October 24-27: Greg Behrendt, Tempe Improv
- October 25: 9th Annual First Crush Charity Gala, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 25: Kenny Love & The Rock-er-fellas; October 26: Knee Deep Experience, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- October 25: Just Jade; October 26: Blues Legend Hans Olson, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- October 25: Sea Merchants; October 26: Jeff Hunt Band, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- October 26: Class Clowns Comedy Showcase; Tempe Comedy Concert Series: Funny Times 10, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 26: Lakeshore Music Presents Dee Alexander and the ASU Jazz Orchestra,Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 26: Sicmonic; October 27: Timeflies, Marquee Theatre
- October 27: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Halloween Spooktacular, Tempe Center for the Arts
- October 27: ASU Wind Ensemble: Chamber Works for Winds and Percussion, ASU Katzin Concert Hall
- October 27-November10: Childsplay: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,Tempe Center for the Arts
Disney's THE LION KING, ASU Gammage photo credit: Joan Marcus
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