The Hokkaido Shiki Theatre plays host to one of the most famous Disney musicals of all time: The Lion King. This is an epic musical that plays out under the blazing sun on the plains of Africa, under the theme of “The Circle of Life”, following the life of the lion named Simba. Taking after the worldwide smash hit animated feature film beloved by the world, the musical premiered on New York’s Broadway in 1997. It went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design in a Musical, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, and Best Costume Design in a Musical. In following the spectacular Broadway production, Japan's own production of the musical opened at 1998, and since then, the show has enjoyed long and successful runs in Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo. This thrilling live musical experience will call back to the same heartrending stories from the animated film and will stir the emotions of its audience with every classic song.