July 8-Aug 4, 2013
216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org
This simple coming of age story is told with such pageantry, imagination and scale that it takes a while to catch one’s breath and get one’s bearings. Even repeat patrons are bound to be awe-struck. Having just come off of a one-week break while traveling from Tulsa, the cast is sharp and in top form.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.
Long live "The Lion King."
I can think of no better way to turn children on to the magic of live theatre.
To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News
In the dense jungle of Broadway musicals, The Lion King has earned it’s lofty status as one of the most popular shows ever. And every visit here just reinforces that honored position.To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
All in all, Disney’s The Lion King falls short of the heart of the film in key moments, but makes up for it with all the charm and spectacle only the stage can offer. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll never forget the night you first experienced this Broadway classic.
To see a full review of this show, read Kory's blog here.
As staged, the book--a pastiche of "Hamlet" and classic coming-of-age yarns, never delivers the emotional gut punch it should.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.