John Vickery reprised his rôle as Simba's evil uncle, Scar, in the L.A. staging of The Lion King musical. Over fifty thousand tickets have gone on sale for the production, which opened on October 19th, 2000. The show's run has now been extended to 2003.
Left: John Vickery as Scar, and Rufus Bonds, Jr as Mufasa, photo by Joan Marcus
- Backstage pics of John Vickery after a performance, 13 Jan 2002.
- 'Lion King' Rules Ovation Awards LA Times, 14th Nov 2001.
- 'Lion King' Collects a Pride of Ovation Nominations LA Times, 9th Oct 2001. Vickery nominated for an Ovation award for his role as Scar in The Lion King (LA).
- Vickery Shows His Scar From 'Lion King' LA Times, 30th Sep 2001. "Can You Feel the Pain Tonight?" A report on Vickery's back surgery and expected return to his rôle as Scar.
- 'King' Preps for LA Coronation. Variety, 18th - 24th Sep 2000. An interesting look at how a show moves from from one coast to another.
- The Face of Scar. John Vickery interview with pictures, L.A. Times Calendar section, 18th Oct 2000
- 'Lion King' Roars Into Pantages Run. LA Times, 20th Oct 2000.
- LA Lion King to Roar Through Oct 1, 2001. Playbill Online, 20th Oct 2000
- 'Lion King' - Hollywood Reporter, 20th Oct 2000
- 'The Lion King': Disney's Pride Still a Joy. Orange County Register, 25th Oct 2000.
- Lion Kids. LA Times, 26th Oct 2000. Article featuring the child stars of the LA Lion King. Includes a vignette of how Vickery helped one of the children overcome his fear of Scar's mask.
- The Mane Event: 'The Lion King.' Ventura County Star, 27th Oct, 2000.
- Zoo Story: Disney's Peaceable Kingdom Comes to L.A. LA Weekly, 27th Oct - 2nd Nov 2000. One of the hipper reviews...
Left: John Vickery as Scar with KaRonn A. Henderson as Simba, photo by Joan Marcus, click to see larger version
||6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90028
||Tickets went on sale May 3. Previews began Sept. 30. Opened Oct. 19, 2000.
|| Tickets can be purchased at the box
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|The historic Pantages Theatre was one of the most beautiful theatres in town when it opened on June 4, 1930, just east of the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine. As one of the first theatres to show "talkies", it features a large stage, to accomodate the popular live shows that accompanied movies.
In 1949, Howard Hughes bought the Pantages. It became the host location for the Academy Awards ceremonies until 1959, and the host for the Emmy Awards each year until 1977, when the Pantages re-opened as a legitimate (live) theater, its large stage perfect for Broadway-style musicals.
The Pantages is known for its lavish comfort, with 2,705 large, comfortable seats, spacious public areas, lounges and restrooms. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the architecture, especially the grand lobby, which is considered one of the finest examples of richly decorated Art Deco design. The best seats are mid-orchestra and lowest balcony.
Interior of the Pantages Theatre
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