TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledoans can feel the love this spring as Disney's "The Lion King" circles back to the Stranahan Theater. 

After 22 years on Broadway, this stage adaptation of a Disney classic continues to grow as one of the most popular stage musicals around the world. 

Check out the awe-inspiring puppets and epic musical numbers that bring the nostalgic movie to life while the family-friendly production will be in town from March 25 through April 12. But as Scar says, "be prepared," tickets go on sale Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

Since its premiere in 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 100 million people and has been performed in nine different languages. And in 1998, the show won six Tony Awards:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson)
  • Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor)
  • Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder)
  • Best Choreography (Garth Fagan)
  • Best Direction of a Musical. 

"The Lion King" has also won more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. 

The Lion King - Buyi Zama (Rafiki)
Buyi Zama as Rafiki in Disney's The Lion King
Disney — Deen van Meer

Tickets will be available online through production's website or through the Stranahan Theater Box Office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 866-314-7687. Tickets start at $29. However, superfans can purchase one of the theater's VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item. 

Here are the official show dates for 2020:

WEEK ONE

  • Wednesday, March 25 –7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 26 – 2 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 26 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 27 – 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 28 – 2 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 28 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 29 – 1 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 29 – 6:30 p.m. 

WEEK TWO

  • Tuesday, March 31 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 2 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 3 – 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 4 – 2 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 4 – 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, April 5 – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

WEEK THREE

  • Tuesday, April 7 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 – 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 11 – 2 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 11 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12 – 1 p.m. 
  • Sunday, April 12 – 6:30 p.m.
The Lion King - Lionesses dance
Disney's The Lion King US North American Tour, Rafiki Tour opening night October 26 2017 at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse cast: Gerald Caesar (Simba), Nia Holloway (Nala), Gerald Ramsey (Mufasa), Mark Campbell (Scar), Buyi Zama (Rafiki), Greg Jackson (Zazu), Nick Cordileone (Timon), Ben Lipitz (Pumbaa), Keith Bennett (Banzai), Martina Sykes (Shenzi), Robbie Swift (Ed)
Disney — Deen van Meer

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