Lion King off-Broadway

  1. I took one of my kiddos to see The Lion King in Houston on Thurs.

    What an awesome awesome show. WELL worth 75/ticket.

    I bought the tics when they went on sell in Jan, SO, I had great seats.

    I don't live in NY, so I don't see 'Broadway' type musicals very much. But, WOW. Was I impressed! If this is a taste, I'd like, be there, all the time.

    I guess it helps that 'Lion King' is my fav Disney movie.

    But still, pulling that off w/ actors - wow.

    And, just how do you get a 10 yr old to memorize and act out over an hour worth of on-stage time? And do so, credibly?

    Just gushing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wish I had the time and opportunity to go see it again.

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  3. by   dianah
    Great review, Timothy! Makes me want to see it!!! I'm like you, I'm impressed with live stage productions (even those done in our little local 200-seat theater). Maybe I don't get out that much, so any little effort will amuse and entertain me . . I dunno. But Lion King sounds like an amazing production!! I'm glad YOU'RE glad you went!!

    edited to add: Most of the time, the price for the big plays/musicals is just TOO prohibitive for me. Example: I thought getting a few friends together and driving the hour into LA to see Wicked would be a hoot, so I got on the internet to search out tickets. The LOWEST, absolute LOWEST price I found for ONE LOUSY TICKET was $200!!!! None of MY friends (nor I) would spend that on a musical, (let alone drive an hour or so each way, fighting traffic and paying for parking) so I dropped that idea. Glad yours was more reasonable!
    Last edit by dianah on Aug 12, '06
  4. by   Tweety
    I agree Timothy. I saw the touring show a few years ago in Tampa.

    If anyone has a change to see it, they must!
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    OoO -- I saw this a few weekends ago in Houston. I, too, was really impressed with the young people in the performance. It is well worth it!