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Special Performance of Disney’s The Lion King to Benefit Nevada Public Radio

August 30, 2010 by  

Disney's The Lion King
Nevada Public Radio listeners and members have the rare chance to support public radio and experience the wonder and majesty of Disney’s The Lion King for one special performance on September 25, 2010. 

The Lion King is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna. The critically acclaimed production includes a powerful musical score with music from Tim Rice and Elton John.

The global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album. It is hailed by Newsweek as “a landmark event in entertainment,” and continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show you’ll remember forever.

A limited number of tickets for the September 25 performance at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. will benefit and must be purchased through Nevada Public Radio.

Current Nevada Public Radio members and listeners may purchase multiple tickets at the special price of $75 for Tier II seating or $50 for Tier III seating. The special pricing equates to saving of $50 to $58 off regularly priced tickets. Tickets must be picked up at the will-call and may not be resold. To purchase tickets, visit www.knpr.org, www.classical897.org or call (702) 258-9895 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

All proceeds benefit Nevada Public Radio. Sponsors include Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Disney’s The Lion King and Nevada Public Radio News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7.

About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio, a not-for-profit organization, is the state’s premier non-commercial broadcaster of National Public Radio programming and includes News 88.9 KNPR, broadcasting national and regional news and discussion; Classical 89.7 KCNV, a network of rural translator and repeater signals: KTPH, Tonopah (91.7); KLNR, Panaca (91.7); KWPR, Lund/Ely (88.7) and KSGU, St. George (90.3), plus a statewide radio reading service for the visually impaired.

Nevada Public Radio produces 10 hours a week of original content, which is also available on demand at knpr.org, including the national award-winning public affairs program KNPR’s State of Nevada. Nevada Public Radio was incorporated in 1975 with its flagship station News 88.9 KNPR signing on the air in 1980. Since early 2008, Nevada Public Radio has provided digital (HD) programming with additional channels of Spanish language, contemporary eclectic music and news broadcasts. Nevada Public Radio also publishes Desert Companion, a bi-monthly magazine. For further information, call 702.258.9895 or visit www.knpr.org.

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