The Lion King. You all. This show. Y’ALL! I can’t even. I sat through this entire show with a big ole’ goofy grin on my face. It is so nostalgic for people who were obsessed with the original cartoon, like I was.
It was amazing. Hummm, actually, amazing is not a strong enough word. Astounding might be better. Stunning might do it. Phenomenal is probably the best I can come up with for now.
There really are no words. The costumes. The dancing. The amazing puppets. The music. The singing. It was all breathtaking. Completely magical.
I took the kids and it was immediately their favorite show yet. A majority of the songs, storyline, and characters were perfectly close to the original Disney cartoon that we all know and love. Even Mufasa’s voice. How did they find someone that sounded just like the ‘James Earl Jones’ Mufasa of my childhood? The actors were all unbelievably talented. And the costumes were such that you found yourself looking at the faces of the animal masks rather than the actors. Crazy cool.
So, it was really an easy choice for a number one show in their sweet little minds.
We sang and tapped our feet to familiar old songs all night. And we were in complete awe of the all-new African songs and dances.
We felt like we were there.
On safari with all the animals, in the jungle with Timone and Pumba, at Pride Rock with the lions, in the canyon with the stampede. We were absolutely transported in each scene.
The set was that spectacular.
The way the cast used the isles was also perfect and just so much fun. (Totally sit on an isle if you can!) There were even musicians set up in the boxes! The whole show was all around us.
You all have to see this. It’s a perfect first show if you have never been to Broadway before. It’s the perfect show for experienced Broadway veterans. It’s the perfect show for kids and adults. Seriously, it’s perfect for everyone.
I mean, it is the number one Broadway show for a reason!
Did you know The Lion King has played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica? The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or another entertainment title in box office history. Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 100 million people. And it has been performed in nine different languages!
Isn’t that something? That is pretty spectacular.
Get your tickets here before it leaves. The last show is February 2, 2020.
You gotta get there!
Disclosure: I was provided media tickets for review and promotional purposes. All opinions are 100 percent my own.