The Lion King sets records for the Morrison Center

The Lion King has come to the Boise Morrison Center. The live performance features 250 different costumes and brings to life the popular story on stage. The shows has been preformed since 1997 and is world renowned

Disney's The Lion King is the most successful show in Morrison Center history, theater officials say.

The Morrison Center says the musical grossed over $3.7 million at the box office over the three weeks it was in Boise.

44,500 people watched the popular performance, which first premiered in 2007 before becoming one of the most stage musicals in the world.

Officials say the show broke the theater's records for both box office sales and number of tickets sold.

"Bringing Disney's The Lion King to Boise has been an effort years in the making," said James Patrick, Executive Director of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in a press release. "It has been a thrill to watch the joy on the faces of our audiences as they visit the Morrison Center, some for the very first time. The talented cast and crew have been a pleasure to host in our city, and the positive impact of the show on our community extends well beyond the stage."

The Morrison Center says the show brought in about $12 million to the local economy from both theatergoers and the production staff patronizing local businesses.

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