The Lion King : 5 of 5
My second Broadway show during my recent New York City trip was The Lion King, and though I was prepared for something spectacular, I had no idea just what amazing sights I would see! We had very good seats, and although we weren't in the center, it was amazing to see the show open with Rafiki directly in front of us! As expected, the costumes are the stars of the show, with fantastic combinations of natural materials that allow the actor to express themselves while staying in the character of the animal (my favorites were the giraffes, with all four limbs on stilts, and Scar, whose wooden "mane" and headpiece were awesome). The music was wonderful live, with incredible percussion and African chants coming from all over the theater, since performers appeared in the balconies several times! The energy of the music and the expressiveness of the performance made the experience a true celebration!