Tuesday, May 19, 2009
WW A to Z: L is for Lion King (On Broadway)
I was not able to take any pics during the show. They are very protective about copy right laws and I think the usher said it's $5.00 per pic in fines. I'm not one to be thrown out of a show because I took some pics..but that's just me.
The show was great but I'm not sure it's something I would want to see over and over. There were people there who had seen it 7 times, going on their 8th. I probably would have enjoyed it a heck of a lot more if we were closer. The only way for 8 people to sit together, was to sit in the nosebleed seats. We literally were one row down for the very highest seating in the theater. I kept thinking my glasses would have really come in handy. I squinted a lot.
The puppets were amazing, people on stilts as giraffes, the elephants amazing. The thing was it seemed like there should have been more animals. There was only 1 elephant, where I felt there should have been 2. It's probably because when I see bunches of animals, I see them in groups of two, like Noahs Ark.
The singing was beautiful, but you had to get adjusted to it since it was African origin.
Overall it was beautiful, I'm glad I can say I've seen it. My kids loved it. I was skeptical about Bossy Boy because he can't even sit through the movie Lion King. I was really afraid he would bore out easily during some of the more somber songs, but he did great and never once asked, "how long is this going to take?" like he usually does.
3 cheers for Lion King! 3 cheers for WW A to Z!
H- Hop Scotch I- Ice Cream J- Jumpin Jean K- Kindergarten Bound