Friday, May 13, 2016

To The Lion King Jr. at Chappell Elementary

Last night I went to see Disney's The Lion King Jr.  I went with Daddy and Margot. It was at Chappell Elementary School which is my school where I go to Pre-K. The show was performed by the 7th and 8th graders at my school in the gym. With music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, it was Directed by Ted Nazarowski. It was based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor.

The play was about a kid lion named Simba (played by Aryhys Ocupe) who wanted to be King. The King was Mufasa (Joshua Burns) his dad. But one day Mufasa died when he rescued Simba and Scar (Suchith Karri) pushed him off a cliff. When Mufasa died Simba ran away because Scar told him to. He ran away and met Pumba (Erick Brito) and Timon (Nino Ocupe) who brought him into their creature home.

The puppets were really good and I liked them. They were shadow puppets of Scar and Mufasa and Mufasa falling down the cliff. The costumes were good they looked like animals one looked like a zebra. There were some masks that looked like Lions on top of their heads. Timon was a puppet.
The music was good I liked the drums and the singing was good.

There was a silly part where Pumba said something like "He's not going to eat us" and Timon said "You're talking about a Lion!" I laughed at that part. I liked the silly part where Zazu (Amir Sehwail) was singing "It's a Small World After All." My favorite songs were "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Hakuna Matata."

My friend Jo should see this show and all my friends and school should see it because its like the movie and people like the movie.

I give this show 10 points because I liked it a lot.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome that you support the kids at your school Gunnar!! Loved this review- wish they'd bring the production to Spain!!!