The Pantages Theatre is a landmark on Hollywood Boulevard. Old Hollywood meets more modern theatrical surroundings in this unique venue, one of the most famous of its kind. Combining contemporary hits and Broadway favorites with its special atmosphere and period features, the Pantages Theatre is a favorite with the whole family and offers a full calendar of shows that everyone will love. While staying at a hotel near Pantages Theatre, catch a musical with family and friends.
At the moment, running since November 20th and playing right through to January 12, 2014 is the smash hit performance of Disney’s The Lion King. Under the direction of the acclaimed Julie Taymor, songs like the Oscar award winning ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ by Elton John and Tim Rice plus ‘Circle of Life’ ring out to delight the audience. The Lion King features some of the most popular and most famous musical songs in the history of Broadway, and at the Pantages Theatre during its run the sights and sounds of the African plains that Simba and others call home are brought to life in beautiful style.
Then, after The Lion King closes its curtains for the last time this season, The Book of Mormon will be starting on January 21st and playing through March 16th. After winning practically all of the awards for which it was eligible, including Best Musical at every event from the Tony Awards to the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and several others too, The Book of Mormon is said to be the ‘best musical of this century’ and will not disappoint. Telling the story of two missionaries sent to a remote African village under the threat of a local warlord, the two naïve missionaries try and share their scripture to a group of people who are more concerned with their present threat of war, famine and poverty.
In May for a short special run lasting just five days, the hit rock opera American Idiot featuring the music of top rock band Green Day will be arriving at the Pantages. Opening on May 13th, the tale of three friends united by music and struggling to follow their dreams is told cleverly by combining all of Green Day’s most famous songs.
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