Celebratory Evening Will Feature Special Musical Performance of "Circle of Life" by Tshidi Manye, From Broadway Cast of The Lion King -- Plus Family Activities and Surprise GuestsLOS ANGELES, July 26, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —
LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, is teaming up with The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Studios and the Walt Disney Signature Collection to host an exclusive screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the famed outdoor venue on Saturday, August 5. The evening will kick off with a special musical performance by the sensational Tshidi Manye, who currently stars as Rafiki in the long-running Broadway production of The Lion King. Manye will perform the show's iconic opening number, "Circle of Life," live at The Greek Theatre.
The beloved Disney classic will be available for all fans on Fandango's premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW, on August 15, followed by the Blu-ray™ and DVD release from Disney on August 29.
In addition to the live musical performance, the Fandango event will feature family activities and special guests. Attendees will enjoy the animated adventure's soundtrack under the stars, while laughing with Timon and Pumbaa, crying with Simba and Mufasa, and bursting into song with their favorite characters during this special screening of the beloved film.
"We're excited to bring the 'Hakuna Matata' spirit to Angelenos this August, with a special screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the iconic Greek Theatre and a live performance by the incomparable Tshidi Manye," says Fandango Chief Marketing Officer Adam Rockmore. "The event is part of our multi-year partnership with The Greek, designed to create memorable experiences for movie fans of all ages throughout the year."
The fun-filled screening event is open to the public and tickets are available for $12.00 each at Ticketmaster or at The Greek Theatre box office.
"The Greek Theatre is excited to host this one-of-a-kind event with our valued partner, Fandango," says Becky Colwell, General Manager of the Greek Theatre. "It makes perfect sense to show Disney's animated epic musical film, The Lion King, at a venue that has hosted thousands of musical greats over the years!"
Featuring more than three hours of classic bonus material, the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of The Lion King will invite viewers to observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation about the film's extraordinary legacy.
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About The Greek Theatre
The Greek Theatre is a world-class, outdoor 5,901-seat music venue located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929, opening on September 29 of that year. Designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple. The Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, and is operated by SMG World. The venue is among the City's most cherished public sites. The historic Greek Theatre stands as one of the nation's most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek has played host to some of the biggest legends in music. This iconic venue has also served as a site for numerous high school graduations, community events and backdrops for television shows and motion pictures. For more information visit: www.lagreektheatre.com
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