Students can buy discounted tickets

By Matt Riedl, news editor

For a limited time, student rush tickets to ‘The Lion King’ at Century II are available for $25.

A student rush ticket is like a first come, first serve deal to peddle unsold tickets to college students with IDs.

Student rush tickets are available at the Century II box office one hour before curtain time at Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances. Weekday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday evening shows are at 6:30 p.m.

Joan Marcus. Courtesy Photo
Jelani Remy plays Simba in ‘The Lion King’’s touring cast.

Deanne Zogleman, Director of the Music Department, accompanied by a group of Chorale members, went last Sunday. Zogleman said she recommends it for students.

“It’s an iconic, Tony Award-winning musical theatre piece,” Zogleman said. “The spectacle is incredible.”

Students who have already seen the show were quick to praise the cast, which is touring across the country.

“Seeing a Broadway show brings a whole new perspective to plays,” junior Bree Pashman said. “I would definitely recommend it.”

Sophomore Ashton Lee said she was most impressed with the costume work, some of which was done locally.

“All the intricate details that went into it made it so much better than it possibly could have been otherwise,” Lee said.

The show plays until Sept. 30 at Century II, 225 W. Douglas.

Regular ticket prices to performances range from $40 to $135, depending upon their location in the theater.

To purchase tickets, one must have a valid student ID. Up to two tickets may be purchased per ID. Seating is limited to what is available at each individual show.

The performance is approximately two hours and thirty minutes, with one intermission.

For more information, call the box office at 316-219-4849.

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