FAQ

What is the The Lion King Experience?

Broadway'sThe Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now for the first time ever students have the opportunity to produce an adaptation of this one-of-a-kind musical. In addition to a performance license to produce The Lion King JR. or The Lion King KIDS, Disney's The Lion King Experience features a multi-media curriculum designed to introduce you and your students to a wide range of theatrical skills. This easy to use program has been developed to give you all the tools you need to explore, create and share the arts with your students.

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What's the difference between the JR. and KIDS Editions of The Lion King Experience?

The Lion King JR. is a condensed, 60-minute version of the Broadway show for middle-school performers; curriculum is ideal for sixth- to ninth-graders.

The Lion King KIDS is a 30-minute musical for elementary-school performers; curriculum has been tailored for third- to sixth-graders.

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How much does it cost?

In most cases the cost of The Lion King Experience is provided at a flat rate for schools, if performed on school grounds. The one time payment includes:

  • Permission to stage the live production for a year
  • The Lion King Experience Curriculum
  • Access to the LionKingExperience.com website
  • Three djembe drums
  • ShowKit™
    • Comprehensive Director’s Guide
    • Piano/Vocal Score
    • Rehearsal and Accompaniment CDs
    • Choreography DVD
    • Demonstration DVD
    • 30 Actor’s Scripts

The JR. Edition flat rate for schools is $795. The KIDS Edition flat rate for schools is $645.

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What is Music Theatre International (MTI)?

Music Theatre International (MTI) is a business that manages the process of licensing, or "acquiring the rights," on behalf of Disney. MTI handles the contract administration and payments associated with licensing. MTI is the leader of the theatrical rights industry and upholds a quality that Disney trusts with safeguarding live stage plays and musicals. In order to keep everything fair, legal, and fun, MTI's representatives will guide you through every step of the licensing process for your Disney show.

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Can I reuse the materials after my license has expired?

After your performance license has expired you are not authorized to stage performances without an extension to your original contract. In addition, your access to LionKingExperience.com will expire one year after you activate your online account. Please contact your MTI representative if you wish to renew The Lion King Experience.

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Does The Lion King Experience come with sets and costumes?

The Experience does not come with sets and costumes but introduces and demonstrates the process to create your own scenery, costumes, lighting, masks, and puppets. Detailed examples of how to build your own masks and puppets are included in the design section of the Director’s Guide.

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Can I make changes to the script for my production?

No. When you obtain a performance license for a show, you are agreeing to produce the script (including book, music and lyrics) as it is provided to you. Making changes to the written show compromises its integrity and is unfair to the writers, who are billed on your publicity and programs as authors of the show you present to the public. If you make unauthorized changes, your performance license may be revoked and you won’t be able to produce the show. Licensing a copyrighted show means using your artistic vision to bring the script to life in a way that supports the authors’ original intention.

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Can I record my production?

Before anyone records your production, your school must obtain a video license from MTI. Fill out and return the video application that comes with your licensing agreement. All video recording is otherwise prohibited.

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How can I take my group to see The Lion King on Broadway?

If you are planning a visit to New York City to see The Lion King on Broadway, you can arrange a group rate to see the original production that inspired The Lion King Experience. Please visit www.DisneyTheatricalSales.com for more information about booking tickets.

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Are there other Disney shows I can perform at my school or theatre?

Disney has developed a catalogue of titles that have been tailored for multiple groups including schools, community theaters, and professional theaters. The complete collection can be found at DisneyTheatricalLicensing.com. All Disney shows are exclusively licensed through MTI.

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Do I need to be a theatre teacher?

We’ve built The Lion King Experience so that any educator can facilitate each session. Because foundational concepts and learning themes are delivered through the introductory video, and because group work is student-driven and project-based, you can be successful with this material whether you’re a seasoned thespian or new to the stage. We’ve included a theater education glossary in your Experience Binder and here online with domain-specific language and concepts you might find throughout the lesson plans, or wish to incorporate in your instruction. After concluding the curriculum, students and educators will be well prepared to begin the rehearsal process using the provided comprehensive support materials.

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Do I have to do the curriculum?

The Lion King Experience includes the curriculum and performance rights to either The Lion King JR. or The Lion King KIDS. In order to get the most out of The Lion King Experience, we strongly recommend facilitating the curriculum as an introduction to the craft of theater for young artists before you produce the show with your students. The curriculum can be done in a variety of formats to optimize flexibility. Please visit the Getting Started pages of JR. or KIDS for more info.

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I can't login to the site, or login to my account, what should I do? Any updates?

MTI will provide your access code for LionKingExperience.com, which begins with LIO, in a separate email (with the subject line "Your access code for The Lion King Experience") If your unique access code does not activate your account, please contact your MTI representative and request a new one. You will NOT need your MTI account number or login information to access TheLionKingExperience.com.

If you have forgotten your password to LionKingExperience.com, please request it via the prompt found within the Teacher Login drop down menu on the site.

For all other problems, please contact us via the HELP portal found in the lower navigation.

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The session videos on the website won't play, what should I do? Any updates?

Please confirm your computer is running our minimum browser and machine requirements. The Lion King Experience is optimally viewed on the following: Internet Explorer version 10+, Firefox version 51+, Safari version 7+ and Google Chrome version 55+. Please download the latest version of your preferred browser and restart before trying again.
The Lion King Experience is fully supported on all mobile devices, but is optimally viewed on tablet or desktop. Viewing on mobile might also account for perceived problems with session videos.

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I can't view the provided materials for each session on the website, what should I do? Any updates?

Please make sure your computer is running the most updated version of Adobe Reader.
Please confirm your computer is running our minimum browser and machine requirements. The Lion King Experience is optimally viewed on the following: Internet Explorer version 10+, Firefox version 51+, Safari version 7+ and Google Chrome version 55+. Please download the latest version of your preferred browser and restart before trying again.
The Lion King Experience is fully supported on all mobile devices, but is optimally viewed on tablet or desktop. Viewing on mobile might also account for perceived problems with downloading and/or viewing provided materials.

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What additional materials are available to facilitate The Lion King Experience?

Additional Actor’s Scripts and djembe drums are available for purchase. Also, signature Lion King Experience t-shirts and Pride Journals are available through MTI.

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