If you haven’t heard, “Disney’s The Lion King” is returning to Omaha in 2020. I saw the Broadway musical the first time the tour came to Omaha and it was jaw-dropping gorgeous.
The return engagement will be at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha April 15 through May 10, 2020.
As of March 24, 2020, O-pa had to suspend all performance in April due to crowd restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. That means the performance WILL NOT be in Omaha this spring and Kids’ Night On Broadway WILL NOT occur.
While it is definitely long even by Broadway standards, the show is familiar and fun and great for kids. So, if you want to take the whole family, read on for the discount ticket promo.
Disclosure: I partnered with O-pa for this post so I could share the Kids’ Night On Broadway details with you. I received complimentary passes to the show. All thoughts, opinions and typos are my own.
What’s the show about?
Well, if you’ve seen the movie, then you are pretty familiar with “Disney’s The Lion King.” What I remember most of the show from the first time I saw it was the stunning puppetry. The opening scene is impressive.
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock emerges from the mist.
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the visual artistry, the music and the theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular.
Kids’ Night On Broadway
UPDATE: Kids’ Night On Broadway has been canceled for this show.
And now, here’s what you’ve come for: How to get discount tickets to the show! OK, there is one night when you can enjoy Buy One, Get One Free tickets. Each year, one Broadway touring production in Omaha participates in Kids’ Night on Broadway, where an adult can bring a child up to age 18 to the show. It’s for one night only.
Kids’ Night on Broadway is for the April 22 7:30 p.m. performance of “Disney’s The Lion King.” Use promo code KIDSNIGHT to get Buy One, Get One tickets at Price Level 1 to Price Level 3 for one adult and one child up to 18 years of age. It’s only valid for April 22, while supplies last. Be sure to go through Ticket Omaha, the official ticket seller for shows at the Orpheum Theater. You can purchase tickets online at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at 402-345-0606, or save the handling fee and go to the box office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 1200 Douglas St. Kids’ Night On Broadway isn’t just about getting a free ticket to a Broadway show for your kiddo. There will be fun pre-show activities for kids in the lobby and a Meet & Greet with the show’s Young Cubs! Plus the first 200 children will receive a “Disney’s The Lion King” bag filled with treats (first come first served). The nitty gritty details: Code processed as buy one get one free when two or more tickets are selected. Please be sure to purchase your intended number of tickets. Offer not valid on prior purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other offer. Not all seats are discounted. ALL SALES FINAL. No exchanges or refunds. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Standard service fees apply to online and phone orders. Dates, times, prices, and cast subject to change without notice. Offer may be revoked without notice. Limit nine tickets per person. All prices include a $2.25 facility fee and $2 city user’s fee. Offer expires on April 22, or while supplies last.
Make a night of it in downtown Omaha
Part of the fun of going to the theater is making it a complete date. I compiled a list of some of my favorite downtown restaurants for families.
Of course, if you’re taking teens, you may be able to broaden the scope of restaurants for your night out, so here’s a complete guide to Old Market restaurants.