Off-Broadway

by Jenny on December 16, 2011

Last night was a late one for me but so worth it! After work and dinner with a former co-worker and her husband at Kona Grill, B and I met up with my parents and some family friends to see the off-Broadway performance of The Lion King at the Hippodrome in Baltimore.

If you live in or are ever in the Baltimore area, I highly recommend seeing a show at the Hippodrome. The theater is gorgeous with its intricate decor and amazing acoustics.

Check out the detail in molding on the walls! Beautiful!

This wasn’t my first show at the Hippodrome and definitely will not be my last one! In fact, one of my past trips to the theater was to also see The Lion King, the last time it was in town.

Once the curtain was lifted and the show started I was instantly brought back to my childhood days of watching the Disney movie over and over again. I was pretty impressed with myself that I could still quote many lines and sing right along to the songs.

I will say I was a little disappointed that one of my favorite lines from the movie was removed for the musical. Remember when Simba and Nala are approached by the hyenas in the elephant graveyard and they start to make their escape? That is where the line comes in…

“Hey, did we order this meal to go?”
“No, why?”
“Cause THERE IT GOESSSSSSS!”

I absolutely loved the hyenas when I was young…not sure why! :)

I think my overall favorite part of the musical though is the costumes. It is unbelievable how detailed and well-designed the costumes are for all of the animals. I wish I could have snapped pictures through the entire show to be able to share the amazing costumes with you. They have some seriously talented designers on their crew!

Just check out the lioness costumes in the pictures below.


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And how about Timon and Pumba?!


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Nala and Simba…


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And Mufasa and Scar…


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Sooo amazing!

Overall, a fun show with talented actors and a great night with Brian and the family. I wish I could see more shows on and off Broadway…I LOVE them!

And I haven’t been able to stop singing songs from the musical since we left it!  I hope my co-workers don’t mind being serenaded today!! :)

Question:

What was the last musical you saw?

Who was your favorite Lion King character as a child?

Have you seen The Lion King on or off-Broadway?  What costume did you like the best?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess @ Just Call Me Janks December 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

The JA and I were there last night, too! I wish I would have known!!

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2 Jenny December 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

Aw man!! I wish we had known tooo!!! Did you enjoy it??

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3 Meaghan December 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I LOVE the Lion King…well, really I love all Disney movies. I saw it off broadway last time it was in Baltimore and it was amazing. I’m hoping to get in there to see it again before its over, it’s just hard to find time around the holidays. I think Pumba was my fave.

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4 Candi December 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I went and saw it last night! I loved it!! The costumes were definitely amazing!! :)

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