Lately, we been thrilled to go to the movie theater and see the new 3-D presentation to the #1 animated movie of all time, Disney's The Lion King. With unforgettable soundtrack from the academy award winning Sir Elton John, songs like "Circle of Life", "I just can't wait to be King!" and "Hakuna Matata" were instant hits. It shows what a timeless movie it is and why Disney is the best at hand-drawn animation!
Next year, relieve the fantasy and the amazing spectacle and the sheer excitement that is "The Lion King" Broadway style. Yes! Broadway style, because the musical is coming to Orlando from April 17th thru May 13, 2012 at select nights and times (check listings) at the incredible venue Bob Carr Theater of Performing Arts.
The musical is the winner of six Tony Awards (which is the "Oscar" equivalent for theater and musicals) including Best Musical. It is the Seventh longest-running show in history!
The last time the show opened in Orlando was in December 2006 and it was a total hit with both the adults and the children. In the musical, Disney has incorporated new songs, including a musical number with Zazu the hornbill bird that serves as the "butler" to Mufasa and later to Simba.
From the opening number "Circle of Life" where many African animals roams the savanna until reaching to "pride rock" where Mufasa presents Simba as his heir to "Hakuna Matata" where Timon (Meerkat) and Pumbaa
(Wathog) teaches Simba the meaning of "No Worries" with a comic panache, then we reached the pinnacle with the romantic number "Can you feel the Love tonight", this and many others will be a delight to the attendees and will make you sing-along with the orchestra and the chorus.
Don't forget to mark it in your calendars for when The Lion King roars the Bob Carr Performing Theater. It will be a spectacular event that only Disney can create and one not to be missed!