The Lion King
The beauty of the Disney universe returns to the stage
If your kids liked The Lion King on screen, wait until you see their reactions when they see, on the stage of the Mogador Theatre, Simba, Mufasa, Scar and the unmistakable Timon and Pumbaa tell this fabulous story straight out of the imagination of Disney Studios.
On stage, a myriad of costumes, masks and puppets, each more fabulous than the next, parade and come to life to reproduce the eventful journey of the future king.
The story, punctuated by 17 songs, (some of which were created especially for the show) follows Simba, a young lion whose father has been murdered and who, believing himself to be rejected by his family, will have to grow up and make a long journey before finding his place as a lion then as the ruler of the savannah.
But well beyond the story, it is first and foremost the costumes and masks of the main characters that draw the viewer into the magic of the world of African animals. Ingenious puppets gracefully and lightly bring giraffes, elephants, big cats, and even birds in flight to life!
The decorations, in warm and ochre tones, suggest with daring light effects, the landscapes of the savannah at different times of the day. No need for large machinery to transport you to the heart of Africa. Make way for the magic of the show!
The Lion King, back in Paris after 3 years of success
The show, which has won 3 Molières and which was already on the bill in Paris between 2007 and 2010, when it welcomed 1.5 million spectators, is held on stage by 49 artists. The famous songs created by Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, are played by 11 musicians and it’s a safe bet that you will want to sing them when you leave the theatre given how many children they’ve rocked.
The dances sweep you into a whirlwind of energy and joy, making this musical a true stage experience. It’s 2h30 spent between laughter and emotion and a show like no other!
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- Copyright image:
- photographer Deen van Meer 2012