The Lion King is of the most incredible pieces of musical theater ever created. It has been running on Broadway for 20 years...and definitely worth seeing if you never have. Believe it or not, the show is designed to be an incredible experience for adults just as much as it is for kids. Julie Taymor's direction is still ahead of it's time 20 years later and the show is, quite simply, a magnificent piece of art.

You'll love hearing all the songs you already know and some of the best songs in the entire show are the new ones that were written for the musical. 

Photos: Joan Marcus and Brinkhoff-Mogenburg

Pro tip: Get an orchestra seat on the aisle for the best experience of the magical opening number.