Video: Go backstage with 'The Lion King' in Denver

We went backstage to gain some insight into how the many mammoth set pieces come and go in the national touring production of Disney’s The Lion King, which is performing in Denver through Nov. 29 at the Buell Theatre.

The Lion King, Matthew Shiner. Our guest is Production Stage Manager Matthew Shiner, who explains the backstage choreography that is required to make signature effects like Pride Rock come to life. There are more than 10 tons of equipment that hang from backstage grids.

Look for an additional video in the coming days showing our tour of the backstage costumes. (Photo at right: Production stage Manager Matthew Shiner. Photo by John Moore.)

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Go backstage for a tour of The Lion King costumes in Denver

Remaining seats for the Denver run of The Lion King are very limited (information below), but Disney’s next brings Broadway to Denver when Newsies visits The Buell Theatre from March 23 through April 9, 2016.

Video by David Lenk and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Photos by John Moore for the DCPA’s NewsCenter. To download any photo, click “View original Flickr image.”

Disney’s The Lion King: Ticket information

  • Through Nov. 29 at the Buell Theatre
  • Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • TTY: 303-893-9582
  • Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
  • Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at DenverCenter.Org.
  • Accessibility performance: 2 p.m. Nov. 28
  • Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the only authorized online ticket provider for Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’

    Previous NewsCenter coverage of The Lion King:
    Gareth Saxe‘s Lion King homecoming
    For South Africans, Pride Lands are the land of opportunity 
    Circle of Life: The Lion King tour returns to Denver birthplace
    Technical director David Bencken on hanging 12 tons of equipment
    Original The Lion King orchestra member plays 15 different flutes
    Official show page

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