The world's biggest stage show is set to open in this country.
The lion king is hitting Auckland’s Spark Arena today, and more than 100 thousand tickets have been sold for the season.
So what can audiences expect? How big is this going to get?
Kiwi Nick Afoa plays Simba and has been in the Lion King both in Australia and in London’s west end. South African theatre sensation Amanda Kunene co-stars with him as Nala.
Mike Hosking caught up with Amanda Kunene and Nick Afoa earlier in the week.