Saturday, February 5, 2011

What a Spectacle!


On Thursday night, Madeleine, Sandy and I went to Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) to see The Lion King. I had really been looking forward to this show. It came to Providence several years ago and to my great dismay, I didn't have an opportunity to see it. So when I saw it on this year's lineup, I was thrilled. And the show did not disappoint.

My girls were toddlers when The Lion King movie was popular. We bought a copy of the video and like most preschoolers, Katie and Madeleine watched that movie over and over and over again. So, unlike some adults I am quite familiar with the story. And I do think that was a factor in my enjoyment of the show. Because after talking to Sandy about the story itself, I realized that having the association of my girls love for the show when they were so young, really did make the show more appealing to me.

But the storyline is really not the reason to see this show. The costumes, sets and special effects are spectacular! I can not even begin to adequately describe the splendor and creativity. The various animals are all depicted with the most amazing ingenuity. And the sheer variety of ways in which the species are represented is incredible. You really do need to see it to fully appreciate the splendor.

Check out the variety of animal costumes!

One tip. Do NOT be late. I don't want to spoil anything, but the very opening of the show gave me goosebumps. You absolutely don't want to miss it. The opening alone was worth the price of the ticket. If you have an opportunity to see The Lion King, I highly recommend it. I don't think you will be disappointed.


9 comments:

Katherine said...

This is one that I would love to see. My sister saw it in New York and just absolutely loved it!

Anita said...

Just like your girls, mine watched that video over and over again, we had Nala and Simba stuffed animals and lots of Lion King stuff. I would love to see the show....your review makes me even more eager.
Glad you enjoyed.

Terra said...

We have tickets in November and I can't wait to take the girls. I saw it last time it was it here but that was 6 or 7 years ago (maybe more)...so glad you went!!!

Sandy said...

When you used the word spectacle that night I thought that was a perfect description. This was my second time seeing it, the first being several years ago. Like most big productions you really can't take it all in the first time. And without giving anything away (although I think most people who know anything about the show know!) both times I was like a little kid with a goofy smile during the first 15 minutes.

Gail said...

We saw it here in San Jose a few years ago and I loved it too. I think Boris was a bit reluctant - he doesn't like musicals for the most part - but I wanted the whole family to go. In the end he agreed that the costumes and special effects were amazing. I'd love to see it again...

Marie said...

WOW! Sounds so awesome! :-)The movie was cute but this sounds really terrific.

LindyLouMac said...

My girls were Lion King fans as well.
It certainly looks spectacular from that photo you included.

Debbie said...

I've always wanted to see it but never had the opportunity. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Star Forbis said...

Been dying to see this one too!

 

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