SARASOTA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Transport yourself to the Serengeti! Through the month of March, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is playing host to the Broadway adaption of Disney’s The Lion King.
Animals are brought to life through full-sized puppetry as audiences are surrounded by giraffes, birds, gazelles, rhinoceroses, and of course lions among other species.
Nearly 100 million people around the world have experienced the third-longest running musical in Broadway history and yet this is its first time ever stop in Sarasota.
FOX 13’s Chip Brewster was able to get a behind-the-scenes tour to see just what it takes to bring audiences into the world of Pride Rock - costumes, puppetry, and music, including one woman who plays thirteen different flutes throughout the show.
Shows run Tuesday-Sunday through March 31st.
Head to their website for more information: https://www.vanwezel.org/boxoffice/the-lion-king/