ORANGE CO., Fla. -

Disney's 'The Lion King' returns to life in Orlando at The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Thursday.

The show opens April 19 at 8 p.m. and will run for four weeks through May 13.

The show plays at The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. There will be a 2:00pm matinee performance on Thursday, May 10 and there will not be a 6:30pm performance on Sunday, May 13.
"We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring The Lion King back to Orlando," said Ron Legler, President and CEO of Florida Theatrical Association. "Thus far sales have exceeded our expectations, but there are still great seats available."

'The Lion King' began as an animated film produced by the Walt Disney Company in 1994 and is in its 15th year running as a Broadway musical and recently became the highest-grossing Broadway show in history.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-982-2787 or by visiting Orlando Broadway. Ticket prices start as low as $30. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.