With its stellar credentials one would expect the Playhouse Square’s production to be spectacular. The sets, costumes, puppets, and special effects are. Unfortunately, the quality performances and dynamics needed to make the performance shine, are often in short supply. This is THE LION KING light…a gentle roar, compared to previous dynamic stagings.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
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To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
There really is no other dramatic sustenance to draw upon other than the original Disney animated movie. Despite a handful of new songs and music by various artists and authentic African sources (plus a fleshed-out rendition of the 1961 pop classic "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), the on-stage "Lion King" starts to wallow in a rather pallid script by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. But this time, the touring production, buffed up splendidly for a new post-Covid-19 lockdown tour schedule, seems to mitigate the show's pitfalls with exceptional precision and energy.
(For a full review go to https://chroniclet.com/news/277497/review-lion-king-returns-afresh-on-reopened-playhouse-square/ )
Broadway is back in all its glory at Playhouse Square with the phenomenal “The Lion King” once more gracing the stage of the Keybank State Theatre. This is a show that dazzles with great music, dance, comedy and heart.
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.
No matter how many times you’ve seen the show, it still elicits oohs and ahhs.