I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Lion King

What: The Lion King

Where: Minskoff Theater
             220 W. 45th St.
            New York, New York

Who: 5 and up 

Our view: Even though The Lion King has now been running for 15 years on Broadway, it is still as popular as ever. All the familiar songs and characters from the original movie can be found here. There are also additional songs. They are not particularly memorable for the most part. Even if you are not particularly fond of The Lion King, this version is worth seeing for the staging. The creative use of a puppetry to portray many of the animals in the story is probably what the show is most well known for and is certainly worth seeing. The costume and makeup are colorful. The singing and dancing is lively and energetic. For the most part, kids will love it. Just be aware, however, that parts of the plot can be downright scary like a visit to an elephant graveyard and the death of Simba's father although probably not any more scary then the movie with its wildebeest stampede among other things. However, if your child scares easily, you might want to skip it. For more information or to find out to order tickets or to find out when a touring production of the show is coming to your area go to www.lionking.com/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.