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July 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Coming Full Circle [of Life] in Minneapolis

George Mulder

The Lion King

Coming Full Circle [of Life] in Minneapolis

Disney’s The Lion King possesses a phenomenal trait about musical theatre that is often ignored or forgotten about: costumes. Each and every costume of this show is well thought out. The story comes from the classic Disney tale about a young, royal lion who “Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” Luckily, it plays at the Orpheum Theatre in the theatre-enriched city of…


Added by George Mulder on July 10, 2016 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Can You Feel the Talent Tonight?

           My breath was taken away as I became immersed in the African safari unfolding before my eyes. Life-sized elephants lumbered past my seat and towering giraffes glided and crossed paths with graceful galloping gazelles. All coexisting in perfect harmony, as well as singing in perfect harmony. This transforming experience, The Lion King, is at the Orpheum July 5 through August 7. Based on Disney’s 1994 animated movie of the same name this energized performance follows Simba, a…


Added by Anika Besst on July 9, 2016 at 9:57pm — No Comments

The Lion King Rules

I will never forget the rainy afternoons of my childhood, when my siblings and I were obliged to stay inside and watch one of our favorites: The Lion King. Naturally, after the final drum of the movie sounded we would leap into our lion characters. Someone would hang off the edge of the couch as another snarled, “long live the king!”, and raised their little claws to the ceiling. The story of prince Simba the…


Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on July 9, 2016 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Can You See Lion King Tonight? You should.

Devyn Terry

The Lion King

The Lion King is famous for its six Tony awards, one of which is best musical, and it is obvious why. The classic tale of growing up and thirst for power was well executed and very entertaining. Hands down, it was my favorite musical of the year. When the opening "Circle of Life" began, the chorus was so in tune that I thought it was a recording. Then, the animals poured in through the aisles. The audience around me gasped at the…


Added by Devyn Terry on July 9, 2016 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Can You Feel the Love Tonight in Minneapolis?

Disney’s The Lion King came roaring into town on July 5 at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. In the midst of a city struggling with acts of violence and racial tension, The Lion King provided an entertaining experience that invited audience members to ponder the circle of life.


The story conveys the popular tale about two brother lions – Scar (Patrick R. Brown) and Mufasa (Gerald Ramsey) fighting over the kingdom’s throne.  As the story unfolds, Mufasa’s son, Simba, struggles to…


Added by Clare Judge on July 9, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

The Lion King: Be Prepared for one fantastic show

Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design of a Musical. Just 3 of the 6 Tonys the lion king won. The breathtaking musical has been running on Broadway since November 1997. Before it hit Broadway, the Lion King debuted at the Orpheum in Minneapolis in July 1997. Now, it is back. The Lion King is performing at the Orpheum in Minneapolis from July 5th to August 7th.…


Added by Avery Ronning on July 9, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

The Lion King.. Lives in us!!

  • Ananda Cordova Stuart

  • The Lion King


The Lion King

As a kid I grew up with the disney movie “The Lion King.” As I believe many others from different generations did too. Walking into the theatre with a beginning set of a screen, I was curious as how the show was going to then come to life. The minute the…


Added by Ananda Cordova Stuart on July 9, 2016 at 12:58pm — No Comments

'Be Prepared' for The Lion King


We all have grown to know and love Disney throughout our childhoods, but many forget or don’t know about all of the stage adaptations that Disney has. One of Disney’s classics, The Lion King, brings the entire audience right back to being young and being amazed by everything. The Lion King has a special place in Minnesota’s heart because it originally opened at the Orpheum Theater. It…


Added by Laura Wyatt on July 8, 2016 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

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