How do you turn one of Disney's most beloved animated films into the #1 musical in the world? See for yourself when The Lion King comes to Boise for a three week engagement! 

For those of you who don't know, I was a total "Orch Dork" when I was younger.  I spent eight years playing cello in my school's music programs. Music from Disney movies were always my favorite thing to play in concert and to be part of the pit orchestra for a Disney musical (Beauty & the Beast) my senior year...well that's an experience, I'll never forget.  It was so cool to see what happens behind the scenes to make each piece of a Disney story come together!

Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony Honoring The 15th Anniversary Of Broadway's "The Lion King"
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While putting together those pieces the Broadway show for The Lion King, the team behind it had a challenge to conquer that other Disney musicals like Beauty and the Beast and Frozen didn't have to face. 100% of the cast is made up animals.  There's not one human character in the story! But the very talented director, Julie Taymor, made it happen! She was able to bring the magic of the Serengeti come to life in such a way that you forget the giraffes, birds, gazelles and lions you're watching are actual humans in masks or puppets. It's hard to put the beauty of the stage production into words, so we've got to send you to see Simba, Nala and the entire cast in person!

Starting Monday, June 18, we kick of "Queens to the King!" Fill out the form below to let us know that you want to see The Lion King while it's here as part of the Broadway in Boise series.  Then be listening June 18-22 for us to call your name at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon or 2 p.m.! If you hear your name, call us back within 10 minutes and 7 seconds to instantly win four tickets to the Boise Music Festival.  That'll also get you in for the grand prize: a pair of tickets to The Lion King, pre-show dinner at the Brickyard, a night's stay fit for queen in the Safari Room at the Anniversary Inn and $250 shopping spree at Diamond's Fine Jewelry! (We'll also upgrade the BMF experience for one winner a day by kicking in a pair of ride all day carnival wristbands.)

Want to be there? Get to filling out the form!

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