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Lion King roars at the Lyceum
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The majority of people these days have seen the film, or at least heard the songs. However the musical, with out a doubt, is better than the film. I found it utterly breathtaking from start to finish.
The musical starts with the song 'a circle of life' which captivates the audience. The whole array of animals make there way on stage, either through the crowd its self or from the back untill the stage is packed. This sets the scene for the whole show, as the audience is captivated and never looses the interaction with the actors.
Through out the musical i found the singing and music to be all of the highest calibre, with the charcter of simba having an amazingly strong voice, strong enough to carry the show him self, but he doesn't need to because everyone that sings, sings well and portrays the emotion well.
Like with the film there is a comedy element to the show, and this is brought out really well by the characters nazu and timone respectively. They are both helped by their costumes, however it's the actors them selves that really establish the character and make the role their own.
One of the main themes through the show was the sheer confidence of the actors, they all knew their role and each played it to perfection, there were no occasional hiccups or mistakes at all as far as i could tell, and if there was nobody realized.
All in all the show was a breathtaking event that made the hairs on my neck stand on end. I would recommend it to anyone, disney fan or not due to the sheer enormity of quality of acting,singing, dance and music. Perfect for people of all ages, although younger children may struggle to sit still.
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