Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordy Wednesday: The Lion King Exhibit

Wednesday nights I usually decide if I want to cross train or chill out. Usually, chilling out wins. This week, I voted for checking out the Lion King exhibit next to Bryant park. This year happens to be its 15th year on Broadway. That makes it the 5th longest Broadway show ever. I remember when I saw the movie in theaters (yikes!). It's the one show I've been wanting to see for quite some time, but life has gotten in the way so far. When I heard about this, I was super excited!

All of the costumes and props that are on display have been used in actual productions. You were encouraged to take pictures and some props you could even touch. The hosts were full of fun facts that I'm going to try to remember and tell all of you. 

It takes 4 people to operate the elephant. 
He's also made out of the same stuff they use for Fedex envelopes.
So, that means he's super durable.

It took me awhile to realize Rafiki is just wax. 
What can I say? It's been a long day. 

Zaku is the hardest puppet to perform because there are so many features.
The I can't wait to be king area (right) is going to be shipped to the brand new Australia tour after the exhibit closes. I believe they also have another new tour going to Brazil. 

This was the design model that won the designer/director her job. 

After they explained how the Mufasa death scene works, I really cannot wait to see it! 

This was definitely an inspiring evening and just what I needed after the day I had. If you're in town and have a second, you should check it out. It's a free exhibit open daily from 10-8pm- and it wasn't too insanely crowded after work.

What do you do to get inspired? 


  1. That's really cool. I love theatre and would have loved something like that.

    1. It was really cool! Have you seen the show?

  2. Wow! Very cool! I actually saw the Lion King movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall....I think it was 1994. Yikes!

    Looks like a cool exhibit. I would have loved that.

    1. It was really cool! I can't wait to see the show.

  3. How awesome! The Lion King was the first movie I ever saw in theatres. I would love to go to this!

    1. It was great. I hope you got a chance to go!

  4. That is awesome! I saw some Lion King things in Vegas, but nothing like that. Very cool!!

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