It is no wonder that, The Lion King the musical, is the seventh longest running show in Broadway?s history. Perhaps one is intrigued by King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi or the cub Simba. Whatever the fascination, this long running musical is going strong worldwide. Not just for Broadway but is also playing all over including Australia, Japan, The Netherlands, France, China and many more cities.
Just like the original movie the scheming lion, Scar, wants to take his brother Mufasa?s place as King. Unlike the movie, the musical captivates and draws the audience in for a closer look. The characters are dressed in colorful clothes and the musical aspect is fascinating. Words cannot describe what the audience will see and feel. You will be immersed from beginning to the end. Everyone needs to take a chance to see this awe-inspiring production. From the first scene when Rafiki gathers the animals at Pride Rock, till the last scene when Simba and Nala?s new cub is tossed into the air, this musical will stimulate.
The musical aspects of this production, have required it to change some parts of the original to make the storyline fit. One can still expect to hear great songs like: The Circle of Life, Grasslands Chant, The Morning Report, The Lioness Hunt, I just can?t wait to Be King, Chow Down, They Live in You, Be Prepared, The Stampede and Hakuna Matata. The music engages the audience and one will find themselves singing along to old time favorites.
Going behind the scenes and seeing how these actors become true characters is captivating. From the giraffes walking on stilts to the mechanical headpieces, these actors take more than an average skill to operate these heavy costumes.
The musical begins at Pride Rock, with all the animals gathering to meet the new cub, Simba. Simba grows into a wonderful cub, and Scar?s jealousy rages. As Simba grows older and curious he wanders into forbidden land that his father warned him against. Simba takes along some friends who eventually become trapped in the gorge. Mufasa cannot let his son be hurt, so he goes to face Scar, where he ultimately dies. After his father?s passing, Simba is made king. Scars jealousy rages and is turned on Simba. A fight breaks out between Scar and Simba and Scar ends up going over the cliff to his death. From curtain up till curtain down you will be amazed at this entire production. The Lion King is a must see musical.