The show was AWESOME! I think everyone can agree that the best part of The Lion King is the costumes. They are so creative and beautiful, from the lions to zebras and even a termite hill! The actors also would come into the aisles of seats; you'd turn around and see an elephant walking past you! That was really neat to immerse the audience into the show like that.
|Look at the face paint! So intricate! And the masks of Mufasa and Scar would move; if they crouched down, the masks would come over their heads and cover their faces, and then they looked like real lions fighting!|
|This is Simba. Looking pretty good, right?|
I will say, I was surprised that the Kennedy Center decided to have the play in the opera house rather than the concert hall. It's a smaller venue, and for such a larger than life production, I would think they'd want a bigger space (both for the performance itself and to pack more people into the show and sell more tickets). Don't get me wrong: I like that the opera house in more intimate and there really isn't a bad seat in there. I just thought they'd put a big, popular show like that in the biggest venue!
LOVE this show! I would definitely recommend that everyone see it at least once!