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Seventh Continent Opening For ''The Lion King''

Written by Chief Editor.

A blockbuster show, featuring songs by Elton and Tim Rice, is coming to Antarctica next year.

The Lion King is set to open at the 2,000-seat Ice Theatre on April 1, 2019.

"Julie Taymor [the original Broadway musical's director] has decided to re-invent the entire show, so it suits the locality," resident director Michael O'Donnell said in a video posted on YouTube Saturday. "For instance, emperor penguins are quite populous in Antarctica, so our horn-bill -- Zazu -- will now be turned into an emperor penguin."

The musical, which is based on the 1994 animated movie, has played all over the world since 1997.