The Lion King - The Musical

eskimo*gem

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I go to New York next week with my Mum, and she really wants to see the Lion King whilst there.
Is it worth a watch?
Anybody recommend a better show?

Also, where is best to purchase tickets from? Is it worth the risk and chancing it at the tkts booth in Times Square? Or is it a better idea to purchase tickets online before we go?
 

bangalkat

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I'm so sorry, but I really can't help you :sad: I hope someone will be able to!
I've been to New York when I was 3, that was like 11 years ago... lol I hardly remember anything.
I've heard that it's a really good musical though! Maybe check out some reviews online if no one is able to help you out? :smile:
 

Dawn

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I saw The Lion King in DC. The opening number brought tears to my eyes. I literally could not hold back the tears from streaming down my face. My husband made fun of me but it was just a sensory overload of sound and color and music...it was AMAZING.

I really really loved it. The only part i didn't fully enjoy was when they sang "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". It was a bit boring for me, but the guy who played Simba couldn't sing as well as the others so it was a bit distracting. ;)

I highly recommend seeing it, especially if you loved the movie!

The costumes are INSANE.
 

pekie

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I probably be the only one but i didnt think the lion was that amazing. i was really looking forward to it, even bought the tickets before i left for it so i can guaranteed a seat and i dont know what it is... apparently the wicked is meant to be really good. i would love to see that in new york! i seen the phantom of the opera and i really like that..what about that?

i never bought tickets at the ticket booth in times square but i think its cheaper as its last minute. i like to book in advance as i always have an idea in what i want to see incase theres none left
 

lilian

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I love love love the Lion King. Of course, it's a personal thing, but I saw it in Toronto and absolutely loved it. If you chose not to see it, I would definitely say do not waste your money on Avenue Q. I completely hated it.

As for where to buy tickets from, every time I go to New York I get them the day of from the Theatre Development Fund TKTS booth. I have never had a problem getting tickets for the shows I want, and you get fairly substantial discounts just for waiting in line for a little bit in the morning. Have fun!
 

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I saw The Lion King in DC. The opening number brought tears to my eyes. I literally could not hold back the tears from streaming down my face. My husband made fun of me but it was just a sensory overload of sound and color and music...it was AMAZING.

I really really loved it. The only part i didn't fully enjoy was when they sang "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". It was a bit boring for me, but the guy who played Simba couldn't sing as well as the others so it was a bit distracting. ;)

I highly recommend seeing it, especially if you loved the movie!

The costumes are INSANE.
I completely agree. I saw it at the New Amsterdam in NYC about 10 years ago....my jaw literally dropped through out the performance, I was in such awe....
 

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I've seen dozens of Broadway shows and my favorite, by FAR, is Lion King. It is absolutely amazing. I even had to buy the soundtrack on iTunes. ;)
 

Miss Sooky

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I saw it in London and really liked it, but a big part of that was enjoying my children's wide-eyed wonder at the spectacle. For me, there is much more to enjoy on Broadway (I am in the UK but travel to the USA often and love musical theatre). I would cite In The Heights, Gypsy, Legally Blonde and Wicked for starters. I am sure if you go to the LK though, you will adore it - it is hard to resist.
 

hartofalyon

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i saw it here in nyc thought it was great. it's really amazing how they can pull off something like the lion king (which is a cartoon with no human characters) into a broadway musical.

i also saw mary poppins... didn't like it at all. too many skipped and changes in scenes from the actual movie. just didn't seem polished and well thought out enough.
 

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Another Ditto to this:
I saw The Lion King in DC. The opening number brought tears to my eyes. I literally could not hold back the tears from streaming down my face...I highly recommend seeing it, especially if you loved the movie!

The costumes are INSANE.
I saw The Lion King when they came to Seattle about 4 years ago. I :heart:d it!
 

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I saw it in London and it was amazing !. I seriously cannot express how amazing it was. I wont tell you too much but its for adults too and the animals come into the audience. I was just sat there and a huge elephant nearly knocked me out of my seat. :tup: