Friday, May 21, 2010

THE LION KING

http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-lion-king/video/98736/spotlight-on-the-lion-king/

If you click on this link you can see a number of videos from the production and hear Elton John and the creator, Julie Taymor, talk about this fantastic production.

We saw it last night. Zeus ordered tickets last year for this show, for my birthday present, last year. It's been in town for three weeks and sold out every night.

I truly am at a loss of words to describe this show. It was everything I thought it might be and so much more. The costumes were BEYOND belief. When the show opened there were actors up in the balconies, waving flying birds around, actors in animals outfits coming down through the isles, amazing animal characters on stage and then, Zeus taps my legs and points down and a HUGE, I MEAN HUGE HUGE ELEPHANT is moving up the isle. How these actors and dancers manage these costumes and still look light is amazing.
Even when an actor was on stage you found yourself not noticing their head or body but the animal they were.

I was like a little kid. OOooooooooooh HHHAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooh.

There were so many little girls in the audience. Not as many little boys at this performance.
I loved seeing the outfits that the little girls chose to wear to the theater production. Some very dressed up and fancy and some very casual but all darling.

I managed to avoid a coughing fit. I filled my purse with cough drops. I probably smelled like honey to every around me.

It's rainy and cool today. The birds are all over the lawn finding food to feed their young. I think I will take my young out to dinner tonight. It's a good night to go out for pizza.

I still have to post some pictures from our workshop day, yesterday, out in the studio. Three of us had a blast painting fabric and making prayer flags. I did manage to remember to take some pictures. It's hard to do when you are engaged with what you are doing and having so much fun.

:)Bea Who needs to be creative doing her laundry.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a WOnDerFul Evening...

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  2. Sounds like you had a WOnDerFul Evening...

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  3. I saw this show about 10 years ago (wow, its been a while!) on Broadway. it was magical! what a visual feast. Thanks for your visit today and your thoughtful comments. It always feels so good to dig your way out of a rut--- gotta paint it into submission ;)

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  4. Oh we bought front row seats at a Rotary auction a while back and I Loved every minute. Julie went to college here at Otterbein College and has had several exhibits at the Wexner Art Center in Columbus. Yes Mr. Ken is already playing with the new camera so he can make a special video...you have been so great to have in my corner:O)! Have a great weekend! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  5. I'm so glad you got to see Lion King. Don't know if you remember that it was one of the shows I saw in London two summers ago. Yes. A peak experience. Wow! The puppetry, color, and MUSIC, staging--all fabulous! Good for Zeus!!

    Looking forward to seeing the studio shots. Also excited to be going to the Rockies to paint. Needing to feel inspired and to be in a magical place.

    Seems to me that LION KING should serve as a wonderful inspiration to your artwork. So many of your quilts and projects remind me of Africa.

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  6. Sounds like you had a good time.

    Interestingly enough, on Thursday, we had a visitor in the form of the lead child actor of the current Broadway show make a stop with his mother at my agency. His mom used to work for us but now has retired to become a stage mom.

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  7. Sounds like great fun!

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  8. That sounds like a show I'd love to see. So glad you enjoyed it. Did you get the pizza?

    The workshop sounds like such fun. I love to see the prayer flags hung across the roads on tv.

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