劇団四季

The Lion King

Opening onHokkaido Shiki Theatre
in March 2017

Introduction

The Lion King— the musical which captivates audiences around the world makes its triumphant return to Hokkaido in March 2017.

The Lion King is an epic musical that plays out under the brightly-shining sun on the plains of Africa, around its central theme: The Circle of Life.

The history of The Lion King began when the show first opened its curtain in 1997, on Broadway in New York City. In addition to winning Best Musical at the Tony Awards, the world’s largest theatrical awards ceremony, the production won awards in five other categories (Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Costume Design of a Musical); and caused an unprecedented and sensational boom, right from the time of its initial opening.

The person most instrumental in igniting this phenomenal boom was the genius theatrical director, Julie Taymor. Through her direction, Disney’s worldwide smash-hit animated feature The Lion King was reborn as an epic musical, overflowing with originality and artistic character. The music was handled by the pop-world virtuoso, Sir Elton John (musical composition) and heavyweight musical songwriter, Tim Rice (lyrics). Eight new songs which did not appear in the original movie were added for the stage version.

The Japanese premiere of The Lion King was in 1998. It was the first overseas production of the title following the initial Broadway show, and it opened as the inaugural performance at the Shiki Theatre Company’s new and exclusive theatre, Shiki Theatre HARU. Since then, the production has enjoyed long and successful runs in other cities around Japan; in Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo. In 2015, the show passed the milestone of a cumulative total of 10,000 performances in Japan. The production continues to set unprecedented records even today.

This year, the internationally-beloved musical The Lion King makes its triumphant return to Hokkaido, after a five-year hiatus (since its last showing there in 2012). In March 2017, The Lion King will open at The Hokkaido Shiki Theatre. Please take this wonderful opportunity to enjoy this thrilling and moving theatrical experience which will exceed your every expectation, together with family, friends, or that other special someone in your life.

Story

A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the "Circle of Life".

In the vast African savanna, a young lion prince, Simba, is born and the baboon Rafiki greets King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Every animal gathered to celebrate him, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Time passes, Mufasa tells Simba that everything is connected and affected every other living creature and being a king, you have to understand the Circle of Life. Scar conspires with the hyenas to kill Mufasa and Simba to become himself a King. Scar convinces Simba that his father's death was his fault, as Mufasa died trying to save him, and that he should flee the Pride Lands. As Simba runs, Scar orders the hyenas to chase and kill Simba. He exiles with Timon, the meerkat and Pumbaa, the warthog, however, a drought has hit the Pride Land under Scar's tyrannical rule. With Nala's suppoort, Simba decides to return to Pride Rock to confront Scar. Simba corners Scar on the top of Oride Rock, where Scar begs for his life and blames everything on the hyenas. The battle finally ended, Simba's friends come forward and acknowledge Simba as the new king. The animals gather at the call of their new king and celebrate the continuing "Circle of Life".

Seat Chart

Seat Chart

Price

SeatAdultFamily Zone(※)
(Child)
Student
S110,800yen
S10,800yen5,400yen
A8,640yen4,320yen
B6,480yen
C3,240yen
Savannah Seat5,400yen3,240yen

Weekday Special Price

SeatAdultFamily Zone(※)
(Child)
Student
S18,640yen
S8,640yen4,320yen
A7,560yen3,780yen
B5,940yen
C3,240yen
Savannah Seat4,320yen3,240yen

※ Child(Family zone)・・・Age range from 3 to 12 years old children

Price

Seat Chart

1. PHONE SERVICE (SHIKI RESERVATION CENTRE)

(Please note that you may be kept waiting due to limited number of English-speaking operators.)

Domestic calls to: 0120-489-444 (10:00am to 6:00pm Japan time)
International calls to: +81-45-904-4711 (10:00am to 6:00pm Japan time)

Payment method: We accept credit card only (VISA, American Express, DINERS, and MASTER)

2.VISIT THE HOKKAIDO SHIKI THEATRE BOX OFFICE

Open 11:00am-6:00pm (closed on non-performance days)

Tickets cannot be sent by airmail. Please indicate your name and reservation number, identifying yourself with an ID or a copy of your passport.

Contact for inquiries to: boxoffice@shiki.gr.jp.
* Tickets cannot be reserved by email.

THEATRE INFORMATION

Address
1-10 Odori Higashi ,Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0041
Nearby Sapporo TV Tower
Click to view large map.

By Train From JR Sapporo Station: 15-minute walk

By Subway From (Namboku Line / Toho Line) Sapporo Station: 13-minute walk From (Tozai Line) Bus Center-Mae Station: 5-minute walk from Exit 2 From (Namboku Line / Toho Line/ Tozai Line) Oodori Station: 7-minute walk