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The king has arrived

The Lion King, that is… in Oklahoma City. 🙂 Performances began this past Tuesday and will continue through most of May.

This afternoon was the first time for Mom and I to volunteer for this show. We’ll volunteer at least five more times plus work in the concession stand twice over the next five weeks.

The show today was amazing.
A M A Z I N G.
It was much more than I thought it would be, even after the preview Chrissie and I attended last fall.

At the preview, many members of the cast sang a few songs from the production sans costumes. We also saw a video about costume design and many of the costumes were presented. At the end, we were given goodie bags with a program book, a stuffed toy of one of the characters (I got Scar), a dvd of show previews and a soundtrack cd.

The first song, The Circle of Life, when all the animals gathered around Pride Rock for baby Simba to be presented, was incredible. I’m not sure why, but at one point, I felt tears coming and had to force them back.

If you live near a city where The Lion King will be performed, I highly recommend that you attend if it’s at all possible.

4 Responses

  1. I loved it too!!

  2. I can’t wait for the kids to see it. They’ll be going a couple weeks from now – their tickets arrived last week and they’re so excited.

    I keep remembering how they’d hold up their baby dolls at the part in the song where Rafiki holds up baby Simba when I played the soundtrack (before we moved back to Oklahoma). They were so cute and LOVED the movie.

    Wasn’t the show wonderful? The costumes were incredible. The way the designers let the actors’ faces show, but did the make-up so it was part of the costume is brilliant!

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, too! 🙂

  3. Sorry I am missing it.

  4. I’m sorry you’re missing it too!

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