Disney’s The Lion King Comes to Life Julie Li June 30, 2014 Art, Events, LIFESTYLE, Review, Shows, TRAVEL, WHAT'S UP T.O. For seven weeks, The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto was home to Disney’s The Lion King. The production showed for 46 days and ended on Sunday, June 15. Now, I’m sure we’ve all seen the 1994 animated version of The Lion King at one point or another, but to see it performed live is a completely different experience. The three-hour performance whisks you away on an emotional journey of highs and lows. It doesn’t make you feel like a member of the audience watching a movie; it makes you feel like you’re part of Simba’s life! The music, the costumes, and the choreography fit together perfectly to create a phenomenal performance. Over the 56 performances from April 30 – June 15, the musical captivated 100 000 individuals. If you missed Disney’s The Lion King, perhaps you can make your way to New York or Washington, where it is now playing. Can’t take a vacation? No worries, this isn’t goodbye! The award-winning production has been on the road for 12 years now, and will surely return to Toronto.