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I saw the show in London yesterday; can anyone answer me?
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Author:  bean_C4U [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:26 am ]
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I loved it. It was fantastic. I was say in an aisle-seat in the stalls, and touched a Rhino as it entered for "Circle of Life".

The only thing that I didn't get was why the uppeteer of Zazu kept referring to the audience. It really bugged me that he was treating the show like a pantomime rather than a musical. If other characters broke the fourth wall, it would't really have got to me, it was just comments he made.

At the start of "I just can't wait to be King", some oragne curtains closed, and he said "these look like a showr curtain from Ikea". And he also said "this wasn't in the movie" (that one REALLTY annoyed me) and when the puppet of Zazu was stolen by Simba, he kept saying "they've stolen my bird"

You all probabl;y think I'm crazy, but he really irritated me. Does Zazu usually chat to the audience during the production? I could help but feel that he was add-libbing.

Author:  The Very Angry Woman [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:27 am ]
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I saw the US tour once several years ago, and it doesn't sound like there's much of a difference between what you saw and what I saw -- and I felt very similarly.

Author:  Bellis [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:01 pm ]
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I recently sow it in London and I thought it was amazing. Really.
The costumes were amazing, and I didn't focus so mutch on Zazu. But I can understand your feelings. When you bring it up, it annoys me too.

Loved the shadowland song :)

Author:  bean_C4U [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:04 pm ]
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Bellis wrote:
I recently sow it in London and I thought it was amazing. Really.
The costumes were amazing, and I didn't focus so mutch on Zazu. But I can understand your feelings. When you bring it up, it annoys me too.

Loved the shadowland song :)


WHat did you think of the cast?

Raffiki was amazing. Truly outstanding!

Author:  Bellis [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:40 pm ]
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I thought the cast were great
A great experience! Yeah, Rafiki was really good :)

Author:  wicked_boy [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:11 pm ]
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Yeah, during IJCWTBK, Zazu did talk to the audience, I don't remember the "he stole my bird" line.

Author:  Fantine [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:01 am ]
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He always does it and I thought it was very funny. In the Dutch production during the sequence when he is being hold prisoner in the skeleton by Scar he started to sing a very well known Dutch song. Stuff like that. I loved it.

Author:  wicked_boy [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:30 am ]
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I remember him singing Be Our Guest during one point in the show.

Author:  bean_C4U [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:52 am ]
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wicked_boy wrote:
I remember him singing Be Our Guest during one point in the show.


He sang supercalifragilisticexpealidocious the other night! lol

Author:  missAsha [ Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:02 pm ]
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On Zazu, it’s in his script, they change it now and then tho. Him turning towards the audience is taking the character out of the play, isolating – so it’s more his thoughts than communicating with the audience. I mean you gotta admit lines like ‘shower curtain from Ikea’ are funny.:D

Did you see Lindiwe as Rafiki? She is absolutely fantastic, I think she’s the best Rafiki Lyceum had so far. There was an understudy for Nala this week, wasn’t it? Was it Nathalie? How was she?

I remember the last Mufasa performed well too (the bonding between young Simba and him was fantastic) and I liked adult Simba, such a fun guy, with loads of energy and a very special voice.

How did they do then?
:)

Author:  Colle [ Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:05 am ]
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When I saw the "Lion King" U.S. tour, I remember the Zazu using simliar add libs. I remember the "this doesn't happen in the cartoon" line and the shower curtain line, although our Zazu(I believe) said K-mart. I don't think we have Ikea in the states, at least in my part of the states.

Author:  mastachen [ Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:07 am ]
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^ We have Ikea in the states. I buy lots of furniture from there.

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