THE LION KING’S
MICHELLE AGUILAR CAMAYA
TO BE FEATURED ON
BRAVO’S NEW REALITY COMPETITION
“STEP IT UP & DANCE”
SERIES TO PREMIERE TONIGHT, THURSDAY, APRIL 3
THE LION KING’S Michelle Aguilar Camaya, a member of the show’s ensemble, will compete on Bravo’s new reality series, “Step It Up & Dance,” premiering tonight, Thursday, April 3. The premiere episode can be seen tonight at 11PM on the Bravo network, which airs locally on Time Warner Cable, channel 18.
Click here to watch Michelle talk about her experience as a dancer, her inspirations and why she should win “Step It Up & Dance”: http://video.bravotv.com/player/?id=225607.
Camaya has performed in the THE LION KING‘s national touring production and now on Broadway since 2002. A native of California, Camaya attended the San Diego School of Performing Arts and earned a B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her time in THE LION KING, Camaya has toured the country with National Tour productions of Fame and Swing! and can be seen in films such as Enchanted and Memoirs of Geisha.
“Step It Up & Dance” will premiere tonight, April 3 at 11PM and regularly air on Thursday nights at 10PM. “Step It Up & Dance” can be seen the Bravo network, locally on Time Warner Cable, channel 18.
Since its Broadway opening on November 13, 1997 (preview performances began October 15, 1997), THE LION KING has been seen by 45 million people worldwide. In addition to New York City where the show has remained among the top 5 selling shows on Broadway for over 10 years, the curtain of THE LION KING currently rises six more times every night all over the world in London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Paris, Fukuoka, and the US national tour.
The score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from the animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice, additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer and music from an album inspired by the animated film, “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING score is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, embracing the Academy Awardâ-winning “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and the haunting “Shadowlands.”
Julie Taymor, along with Michael Curry, has created hundreds of masks and puppets for THE LION KING. Scenic design is by Richard Hudson; Lighting design is by Donald Holder.
Costume design is by Julie Taymor. Choreography is by Garth Fagan. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay of THE LION KING.
Other members of the creative team include: Steve Canyon Kennedy, sound design; Michael Ward, hair and makeup design; Jay Binder, casting; Joseph Church, music director; Robert Elhai, David Metzger and Bruce Fowler, orchestrators.
The pre-Broadway engagement of THE LION KING had its world premiere on July 13, 1997 in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre. The pre-Broadway engagement ran for eight weeks, closing on August 31, 1997.
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PLEASE NOTE PLAYING SCHEDULE
THE LION KING plays Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 1 PM and 6:30 PM. Running time for the production is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Tickets for THE LION KING are available at http://www.disneyonbroadway.com/, the Minskoff Theatre Box Office, and all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster’s Disney on Broadway hotline at (212) 307-4747. Prices range from $51.25.-$121.25. For group sales and information please call (800)439-9000.
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