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  • Guest's Avatar
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    A friend of mine is working on the Lion King - she does hair/make-up and says its a brilliant performance. Wish I could make it over there

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  • Fat Jeff
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    Through the generosity of our good friends and my wife's birthday, we got to attend Wednesday's performance. We were seated on the isle 4 rows from the back, but once my wife (5' 1") and I (6' 0") swapped seats we both had a good view of the stage. We both noticed the added curtains next to us and were rewarded when the elephant strode out from behind. Yes, the sound could have been louder, a lot of the snappy dialog involving Timon was lost, and at one point Pumba's mic began to break up. To the actors credit he "projected" all the way to the back rows.

    What I noticed is that the show is better for adults up until the last scene before intermission, after which it will appeal more to the youngsters in the audience. The costumes, lighting, staging, and effects were all top notch as were the performers. A fine evening at the theater.

    But oh man, the merch table is to be avoided at all costs! I still can't sit after what that thing did to my wallet.

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  • oceanpacific
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    The AF was in Seattle all week and just got back last night. Tonight, it's UH football vs. NMSU.

    Going tomorrow afternoon to cap off a full weekend. It's another family outing.

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  • shaveice
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    our family watched it on wednesday and it was very good. the most outstanding thing to me were the costumes. excellent job.

    my unfortunate friend went on the next day and was BUMMED! why? cuz he said the sound system was crap throughout the whole performance!!! poor guy....

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  • kiwidiva
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    Our turn to see it FINALLY came and I was not disappointed.

    I loved the costumes, the sets, the music!

    The only negative I had was that the sound was low during the speaking parts. I had trouble hearing all of Scar's lines.

    Other than that, we all had a wonderful time and I already want to go AGAIN!!

    MUFASA is HOT!!!

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  • Menehune Man
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    Awesome! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    We ate dinner at Flamingos. She had Furikake Opakapaka and a glass of wine while I had the Oxtail stew and a Heineken.

    Arrived early at the concert hall, took a seat at the tables out front and had another beer/wine combo. Met this cool local family when their daughter recognized me from the museum. Had fun talking and I think made new friends.

    The show... was incredible!
    The voices, costumes, set changes, humor, and more.

    Ended up buying a program, towel and CD too.

    If you get the chance... take it and go.
    You won't be disappointed.
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  • infinitypro
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    "Our Roaring Weekend!"

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  • Da Rolling Eye
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    Originally posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Thanks for the review! Cool.
    Our seating will be upstairs, near the front.
    Looking forward to the show. Songs, costumes, etc.
    Travelling by taxi that night. No parking or drinking problems.
    10/18 8pm. show.
    Wife and daughter want to see it again. This time, she's going to try and get the front row of the balcony. There are a few scenes that involve stage floor props and can't see it in the orchestra section as eye level is below the stage. You should be in good shape where you'll be sitting, also the taxi is a good way to go especially if you live in town.

    Aside from the theater concession, there are other food vendors set up around the "promenade". Also a souvenir concession just inside the front doors.

    If you do plan on buying a memento, I'd suggest finding a nice seat somewhere to wait about 10 to 20 minutes so the lobby and souvenir buyers clear out. It's a madhouse, especially if there's a lot of kids. The 2pm show had a LOT of kids.

    Btw, the show ran a good 3 hours including the intermission, which is called about 2/3's of the way through.

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  • Menehune Man
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    Originally posted by Da Rolling Eye View Post
    "Great show!... Might have been better further back as most scenes, there's a lot going on and hard to take it all in when you're too close.

    The show is a roller coaster. Got all misty during the opening. WOW! Costumes and props were really interesting. Kept telling the wife, "I want one of those."
    Getting into the characters was really easy so the emotions ran the gamut. Even our Mel did some crying.

    Parking....

    Go early, take your time and be cool. No matter where you're sitting, you'll enjoy the show.
    Thanks for the review! Cool.
    Our seating will be upstairs, near the front.
    Looking forward to the show. Songs, costumes, etc.
    Travelling by taxi that night. No parking or drinking problems.
    10/18 8pm. show.

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  • Da Rolling Eye
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    Well....that turned out to be an expensive evening. Great show! Paid $500 for B row tickets for 3 of us. Almost in the center. Might have been better further back as most scenes, there's a lot going on and hard to take it all in when you're too close. Spent another $80 for souvenirs and $100 for dinner for 3 at the Willows.

    The show is a roller coaster. Got all misty during the opening. WOW! Costumes and props were really interesting. Kept telling the wife, "I want one of those."
    Getting into the characters was really easy so the emotions ran the gamut. Even our Mel did some crying.

    The Disney "hype" was non-existent so it didn't feel like a Disney production. Maybe I'm a little bummed about that, for the amount of money we spent. Would have been nice if maybe Tinkerbell did a fly over dropping glitter all over our heads.

    Parking....we scored a handicap stall right at the parking lot entrance. I brought my rolling walker just in case we had to walk from the arena side, but only had to use my cane. It must have been heck looking for parking as the New Product and Food Show is also going on. If you can spare an extra $20, use the valet parking. The entrance is on Ward Ave. right behind the concert hall. If not, you're a brave person. Parking is $5 in advance so have it ready.

    Go early, take your time and be cool. No matter where you're sitting, you'll enjoy the show.

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  • 808shooter
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    Originally posted by Nords View Post
    Believe it or not, I met a couple who've never seen the original animated movie... not even on VHS or DVD, let alone in a theater.
    hehah - yep that was me too. I saw the Lion King a few years back prekids in London and had no idea what the heck we were watching. "Gee pretty costumes though..." Ah well. I enjoyed it much more with my kids for some reason. Maybe their excitement rubbed off on me.

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  • Menehune Man
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    Just bought tickets today for Thursday night's (10/18) show.
    Totally excited! My wife is too!
    All right, it's date night!!!

    Got decent seats upstairs and the Concert Hall ain't that big anyways.
    I used to clean the place when I was 17, but that's another story.

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  • kanahina
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    I went with my mom & my sister, both of them had not seen the animated movie... We self-parked in the lot ($3.00), but we did have great seats - Row A in the orchestra section! We all thought it was an amazing show!

    I did feel guilty, though, for NOT taking the kids...

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  • Nords
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    Believe it or not, I met a couple who've never seen the original animated movie... not even on VHS or DVD, let alone in a theater. I suddenly had to explain the characters & plot to them before I could even talk about how the play is different. It's a little difficult to have to delve into lion-hyena politics when all you really wanted to say is how funny the hyenas looked wearing combat boots.

    So if for some reason you're the third remaining person on Earth who hasn't seen the animated version, I'd take a look at it before seeing the stage one.

    Valet parking was great (the car had a better slot in the lot than we had seats in the theater), and the staff was very attentive to getting wheelchairs & walkers through the aisles.

    Glad I had my earplugs. I still felt sonically assaulted, although not to the degree that usually happens in a THX movie theater...

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  • tvguy
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    Don't know how long this offer lasts, but we went to the show and decided to go eat afterwards at Ward Warehouse. Was pleasantly surprised to find that Kincaid's is offering a free appetizer (up to $14 value) if you have your ticket stub from that night's show, which for us meant free Calamari! BTW, enjoyed the show too!

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