The Lion King was definitely one of my favorite movies when I was young. I still say very well done Disney. It was a great story, beautiful animation and of course, involved amazing animals. And ever since the film was adapted to the stage in the late 90s, I’d heard the most incredible things about it and wanted to see it. Only, it sells out quite quickly.
The musical did come through DC a few years ago and by the time I’d arranged to see it, the tickets were sold out. And its past visits to Dallas never coincided with my visits. But shortly after I returned to Dallas at the beginning of the summer, I learned that The Lion King was the Dallas Summer Musical’s final play this season, and also wound down with the Texas State Fair.
Oh. I was going.
And I immediately looked up tickets, which were already doing a fine job of selling out. But my wait had paid off and I had tickets to see it the final afternoon of its run here. And waiting did nothing to diminish the show. The first thing I have to say is that the person who dreamed up the adaptation from the film to the stage is a genius! The costumes were incredible and very imaginative, to the lion masks that moved to the face when the actor bowed to the birds flying on poles, and the giraffes on stilts, and the leaping antelopes. Creativity at its finest.
When it comes back, or through whichever city you may happen to be in or near, I’d definitely recommend getting tickets. Especially if the movie holds a special place in your heart.