The Lion King Breaks Records in Omaha

The Lion King Breaks Records in Omaha

By Jennifer Griswold. CREATED Apr 8, 2013

Omaha, NE -  Disney's The Lion King broke Omaha records. 

The sold out, four-week run grossed $5,621,022 at the box office. More than 79,000 people took in the show. That broke the Orpheum Theater's house record and made it the highest-grossing theatrical production in Omaha history. 

The Lion King set the Orpheum's previous record in 2007 with $5,506,480 over five weeks. 

Jack Eldon, Vice President, Domestic, Disney Theatrical Productions released a statement saying, "It is incredible to reflect that the response to this production was just as strong as when it premiered in Omaha six years ago in 2007. We thank the city of Omaha for another sensational engagement and look forward to someday returning to this fantastic city.”

The show featuring Elton John and Tim Rice music from the animated movie premiered on Broadway in 1997. has more information on the show and where the traveling show will be in the future.