The Lion King: International Tour
The Theatre at Solaire
A perfect example of classic tradition meets the textures of a contemporary adaptation, giving the audience the nostalgia from that 1994 classic film we have always loved, brushed with an innovative production that’s raw, grounded, and modern.
The Lion King Musical wasn’t just about the razzle dazzle. Yes, its art direction and costume design were impeccably done, spewing with an unparalleled imaginative force as to how the almost-impossible sequences of the film translate seamlessly on stage. But more than that, the storytelling stayed true to the narrative we all know too well (several parts of the film’s screenplay were almost verbatim to that of the script). Beyond the glitter, the show gave a sense of familiarity that you will just fall in love with no matter what.
The first production number — The Circle of Life — perhaps is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen on stage. It’s just too good, it’s almost electric.
The cast is divine — particularly Antony Lawrence, Jamie McGregor, Pierre van Heard, and André Jewson as Scar, Timon, Pumba and Zazu respectively. The commitment to their characters were (pride) rock solid, and they definitely knew how to feed the audience with laughs and spontaneity. Oh, and shoutout to the eccentric, too-cool ensemble of hyenas! 🤟
Overall, The Lion King: International Tour is one of the most beautiful things I have ever laid eyes on. It’s intimate, vibrant and simply crazy gorgeous.
Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #thelionkinginternationaltour #thelionkingmanila