This article was published on June 25th, 2015
The musical is just as fun and captivating as the original Disney cartoon, but is brought to life through the spectacular and creative costume designs, and the cast of characters, who’s song and dance is heartwarming and full of spirit.
The art of puppetry is what makes the show come to life. From flying birds and swimming fish, to giraffe’s and hippos sauntering across the stage, all the animals from the kingdom are brilliantly done, and no detail overlooked.
Heard, but not seen, is the orchestra, performing all the classic music from I Can’t Wait To Be King and Hakuna Matata, to Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Circle of Life. The music along makes you want to burst out into song.
It’s the actors that bring the story to life. Having performed the show many times together, they are in sync, and play off each other well. You can literally see them working up a sweat, as they pour all their energy into their characters. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with seeing these sexy dancers with ripped muscles sweating up a storm on this stage.
Disney’s The Lion King the Musical is in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until July 12. There are still some tickets available through TicketMaster.