The Lion King

Well it took a while for me to write this post but I finally got off my lazy butt and finis this. 😛 As I wrote in my post about In The Heights I was lucky and able to see two musicals during my visit in NY. The Lion King which I’ll tell more about in this post and In The Heights which is discussed in another post. Back to The Lion King. 🙂

I’ve seen the disney movie and loved it when I saw it many many years ago. Yes that’s already roughly 15 years ago when I was a teen, man I’m getting old. 😛 I’ve never been to the musical here in the Netherlands and I didn’t manage to see it before it stopped playing in the Circus Theater in Scheveningen on the 27th of August 2006. Which I always kind of regetted since I heard so much positive things about it. Lucky for me my sweetheart Ana bought tickets for Broadway and we went on saturday 12th of September. Ana’s a real musical lover and likes to go see various musicals, a hobby I would like to join in but alas. Here in the Netherlands we don’t have the big productions like on Broadway (NY) or West End (London). Or I’m just not that knowledgable on the musicals that are playing here in the Netherlands.

Anyway, back to The Lion King.  I was absolutely blown away by the musical. It’s just that amazing with all the costumes and decor, well mostly the costumes. We had very nice seats in the middle and when The Lion King started is was so amazing seeing the actors walk the from the back of the theatre towards the stage. See the youtube video to get an idea of the opening. Eventhough I haven’t seen that much musicals (Cyrano, Belle and the beast, Avenue Q, In The Heights) I think this one tops it in regards of costumes and wardrobe. What an experience. 🙂 To all that haven’t seen it yet and are able too. Don’t miss it. But that’s just me.


Seeing that I’m getting into the musicals I can’t wait to see Jersey Boys next month when I’m in NY again to spend Christmas and New Year with Ana. Tickets are ordered and I’m ready to go. Jersey Boys is a documentary-style musical based on the lives of one of the most successful 1960s rock ‘n roll groups, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  I’ll report on that when I’ve seen it but I’ll leave you with one of their songs.