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By Joanna Georgiev. February 19, 2014 - 1:45 pm
The 1994 animated wild Disney film comes to life in the six-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical “The Lion King,” which has stampeded to the Island and runs until March 9 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Enchanted by the story of “The Lion King” as a little girl, it was as if a dream awakened on the stage. The lights dimmed and the first scene transported me into Africa. I could not help but marvel at the masks of African beasts, flocks of birds swooping and soaring above, gazelles leaping, and towering giraffes and elephants. Having grown up performing and seeing many shows on Broadway, this show was unlike anything I’d seen before.
The show is full of humor, sentiment, and excitement; the catchy score by Elton John and Tim Rice make for an eye-catching spectacle inspired by African culture. The actors, who dressed in masks and puppet like figures, captivated the audience’s heart with personality and with impressive vocal talent.
The visual elements come together seamlessly.
The show ended and I was craving for more. “The Lion King” is the longest running show in Broadway history and now is in its 14th year.
Julie Taymor, creative team and director, livens up the show every year promising the audience a feast for their eyes and ears.
With only a few weeks left to see the show, don’t miss out!
Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Use the special discount code, NONTLK, for $25 off select seats. This offer is good until Feb. 23.
Did you happen to see the show? Roar back at us and let you know what you thought.
Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus.