Analysis on the Lion King on Broadway

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When I went to go see The Lion King on Broadway a few words came to mind after the play; amazing, stunning, and unbelievable! I was a little unsure at first, because I thought I was too young to see something from a Disney World production. I was also wondering how Disney was going to manage putting a film starring non-human characters, into a three-dimensional stage. However, using all their “Disney magic” with a little help from a great stage producer The Lion King Musical kept my attention all the way through with their; voice and diction, staging, and many other elements. Right from the beginning, wonderful costume and prop design showed through. The opening sequence starred Rafiki, played by Tsidii Le Loka, singing Circle of Life. The animals' journey to Pride Rock led them right though the audience, which was eye catching considering the larger animals, such as an elephant, had to fit through the theatre doors. The stage set featured a type of spiraling staircase revolving to center stage, representing Pride Rock. There were also several little trap doors and the ability to have the entire back half of the stage tilt upward, for use in later scenes.       The storyline went along with the movie's plot. Most of the dialog remained the same, and a couple new scenes were added. I feel one of the most significant additions to the storyline involves the scene that revolves around the new song, "The Madness of King Scar", in which Scar expresses the fact that though he is the king, none of his tribe adores him. His solution is to find a queen, and fittingly enough, the next character to enter the cave is Nala, there to ask Scar about food and the sort. Scar immediately recognizes his chance, and attempts to woo the young lioness, sending her running out of the cave at the end of the song. It's odd to think of a stage show based on a cartoon as elegant and powerful, but that's what "The Lion King" often achieves. Even the most cynical theatergoer has...
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