Disney’s award-winning West End Musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s Covent Garden has been extended until Sunday, 30 January 2011.
The popular story of the young lion cub Simba, as be struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king, has been totally reconceived for the stage.
Director/designer Julie Taymor has transformed Disney’s phenomenally successful 1994 animated feature into a spectacular stage musical which opened on Broadway in November 1997 to popular and critical acclaim. It went on to win 25 major awards including the 1998 Tony Award for best musical and has become one of the most sought-after tickets in Broadway history.
Julie Taymor, one of America’s most innovative directors, has extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask and. movement. Taymor brings this same array of disciplines to The Lion King, the first musical she has directed in the commercial theatre, she made Broadway history by becoming the first woman ever to win the Tony Award for best director of a musical.
Every member of the creative team won Tony Awards for the physical production, and they reunite in London to recreate The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. Julie Taymor and Michael Curry have created hundreds of masks and puppets. Scenic design is by leading British designer Richard Hudson; lighting is by Donald Holder. Costume design is by Julie Taymor, and choreography by Garth Fagan. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay of The Lion King.
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On Friday 5th February, Hollywood actor and Disney Star Adrian R’Mante will run a Master workshop in London for current Celebrity Talent Academy students as support for their development. Adrian, universally known from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody will lead the workshop at The Celebrity Talent Academy Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road London N7 9AH.
Celebrity Talent Academy will be conducting the full-day event where Adrian R’Mante will teach children and teenagers how to become involved in the entertainment industry. Drawing on the experience from his hugely successful career, Adrian will help the youngsters to develop their craft, whilst enjoying working alongside an international star.
Adrian R’Mante started acting at age 14, but didn’t take it seriously until his senior year when he landed his first full length theatrical production of the high school musical Fame. Adrian can be seen almost everyday on the Disney Channel and ABC, playing the role of Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya Dela Rosa Ramirez from the mega hit television show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The series premiered on Disney Channel in 2005 with 4 million viewers, making it the most successful premiere for Disney Channel in 2005. The series was nominated for an Emmy Award three times and was nominated for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards three times.
Adrian has recently finished filming the thriller Underground which is due out in the autumn of 2010.Having been fortunate enough to work with the very best actors on both sides of the Atlantic, Adrian now wants to pass this experience on to aspiring young actors in the UK.
Celebrity Talent Academy (CTA) is one of the most dynamic and innovative Film and Acting schools in the UK. CTA have been training professional actors and creating celebrities for film, television and stage for over 30 years. Guest tutors include Hollywood stars from Disney and other internationally-renowned TV shows to prestigious actors from the West End.
In October 2009 the Academy were delighted that David Henrie from Disney’s Emmy award winning The Wizards of Waverly Place conducted a full day master acting class for them and look forward to Adrian R’Mante’s workshop being equally as successful
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