Last night was the VIP event for the Broadway Accross Canada's upcoming presentation of The Lion King. First a cocktail hour with good hors d'oeuvres and open bar followed by a presentation of how the broadway version of the Lion King came about . . . believe it or not it was Micheal Eisner (the then Disney President) that came up with the idea and his team did not initially believe it to be plausible. Next we learned about how the costumes came about. It is quite impressive!
A great surprise after the presentation . . . a goody bag that contain not only a cd, the playbook but also a teddy bear of one of the characters (I got Pumba hehehehe). On the drive home we sang to The Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata (from the soundtrack found in the goody bag).
I am truly looking forward to seeing The Lion King when it comes to Ottawa for its 4 week show period in July 2011. Group tickets are currently available (groups of 15 or more) otherwise the individual tickets will only be available in April 2011. Mark the date in your calendars! This is a must see!!
I know this is a bad picture . . . I took it from my seat. You can see the screen as well as two of the four masks/puppets that were on display (they were from the actual play).