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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Musical at the Mahalia Jackson Theater – Review

Lion King is currently playing on tour in New Orleans, LA at the Mahalia Jackson Theater and continue through Sunday April 15, 2012.

Many Broadway musicals are film adaptations, but the transition from movie to stage can be tricky when the source work is animated. But The Lion King works because it offers an inspired interpretation of the 1994 Disney film’s animal kingdom.

Elements that made The Lion King so popular — it’s the sixth longest-running show on Broadway — include costumes, puppetry and other mechanics used to animate the film’s environs and characters for the stage. Audiences get the extent of director Julie Taymor’s original vision. The show opener “The Circle of Life” introduces the full array of animals — lions, elephants, zebras and others — which emerges from the stage wings and walks in procession down the theater’s aisles (audiences should take their seats early: latecomers are held in the lobby until after that number). Cast members demonstrate exceptional grace, control and athleticism in operating these animals, especially the giraffes portrayed by actors on stilts, a life-sized cheetah puppet and birds whose operators mimic flight by darting down the aisles and around the stage.

Even the cast members whose roles don’t require as much apparatus are captivating. Rafiki (Buyi Zama), who is a monkey in the film but human in the stage version, functions as an enigmatic mystic figure. She commands attention from the beginning with that piercing Zulu verse that begins “Circle of Life.” She’s got a singing voice that can be simultaneously big and restrained, and she’s effective at both humorous and emotional moments. The child actors portraying young Simba (Adante Power) and Nala (Sade Phillip-Demorcy) have refreshingly childlike singing voices that they don’t push to sound more mature. J. Anthony Crane is perfectly diabolical as Scar, who has designs on his brother Mufasa’s (played powerfully by Dionne Randolph) position as king. Syndee Winters embodies the strength and beauty of the adult Nala.

The Lion King retains enough of its original elements to satisfy nostalgic viewers, but it strays enough from the source material to make it fresh and exciting.

Read the complete review by Lauren LaBorde – {Via BestOfNewOrleans.com}

Lion King musical will run through April 15, 2012 at The Mahalia Jackson Theater. Buy Lion King New Orleans LA Tickets Online, Use Code #SpringSavings at Checkout to Get $10 OFF on Orders of $350 or more!

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Puppeteers and Actor Michael Reilly Visit Bethune Elementary Literary and Technology School

Lion King is currently running at the Mahalia Jackson Theater through April 15, 2012. Actor Mark David Kaplan, who provides the voice and movement for the Zazu puppet character in The Musical The Lion King, came to Bethune Elementary Literary and Technology School to give a demonstration of his character and talk about being an actor and the development of characters on Thursday, March 22, 2012. The show’s master puppeteer Michael Reilly was also on hand to answer questions.

Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Cast - Actor Michael Reilly

Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Cast - Actor Michael Reilly


Lion King Cast - Puppeter Michael Reilly

Lion King Cast - Puppeter Michael Reilly


Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Cast - Puppeter Michael Reilly

Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Cast - Puppeter Michael Reilly

Photo {Via Times-Picayune – NOLA.com}

Lion King Runs at Mahalia Jackson Theater through April 15, 2012. Get $10 OFF on Lion King New Orleans LA Tickets Orders of $350or more by using code #SpringSavings at Checkout.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans – Video

Lion King roars into New Orleans, LA for one month run. The Tony Award-winning musical has moved in to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts with all the spectacle and theatrical magic that has made it one of Broadway’s biggest hits.

Lion King musical performances at Mahalia Jackson Theater continues through April 15. Though the musical version of “The Lion King” has appeared in more than 60 North American cities, this is its first stop in New Orleans LA. Get a video peek at an athletic dance performance that helps set the tone for Disney’s musical ‘The Lion King,’ now showing at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Musical to Arrive in New Orleans LA March 14, 2012

Lion King Musical will Arrive in New Orleans LA March 14, 2012. Lion King will begin performances at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 14 for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, April 15.

“The Lion King” is a universal tale with a Disney treatment. A jealous uncle tricks a young cub into believing he’s killed his father. The cub flees into exile, abandoning his identity as the future king. Meanwhile, the uncle temporarily conquers the Pride Lands, ravaging the land in the process. Ultimately, the cub finds his rightful place.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Performance Schedule and Tickets Info

Lion King North Americal Tour will be visiting Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans LA in the month of March 2012.

The Lion King opens its five-week run on March 14 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. It is the closing production of the 2011-12 Broadway Across America season. Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater performances run through Sunday, April 15.

Lion King is the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history and one of only five productions in theater history to play for 10 years or more, both on Broadway and in the West End.

Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theater Schedule:
Tuesdays through Fridays – 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 2 and 8 p.m.
Sundays – 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Special 2 p.m. matinees on Thursdays March 15 and April 12.
No performance on Sunday, April 15 6:30 p.m.

The Lion King New Orleans LA Tickets Go on Sale From 8 to 11 a.m., tickets only are available for purchase in person at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office on Saturday, Nov. 12. Do not worry if you could not get the tickets from the Theatre box office, even you need not wait in the long lines. Buy your Lion King New Orleans LA Tickets today Online. Get $10 OFF on Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theatre Ticket Orders over $350! Use Code AFF$10.

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PostHeaderIcon Lion King coming to New Orleans’ Mahalia Jackson Theatre March 14, 2012

The touring company of “The Lion King” will make its first-ever stop in New Orleans during Broadway Across America’s 2011-12 season at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, but theater lovers will have to wait until next spring to see it.

Broadway Across America’The Lion King’ will close out Broadway Across America’s 2011-2012 season at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans.

“The Lion King,” Julie Taymor’s smash-hit adaptation of the Disney animated film, is scheduled for 40 shows between March 14 and April 15, 2012.

Lion King will performing at Mahalia Jackson Theatre (801 N. Rampart) in New Orleans, LA for one month, from March 14 to April 15, 2012. Buy Lion King New Orleans LA Tickets – Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Lion King Mahalia Jackson Theatre Ticket Orders over $350!

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