The Lion King a Must See!
Seated before the show, I sat and looked around the auditorium thinking back to all the wonderful memories past performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center have given me. I had front row when the extraordinary clown show “SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW” came to town. On their last act they released these massive beach balls onto the audience. I got hold of the biggest one and propelled it far into the air causing the entire crowd to roar! Then there was the time I got goose bumps when I saw the Christmas Tree growing during one of the scenes from the Nutcracker. I’ll never forget all the gut wrenching moments from Cirque Eloize during their death-defying stunts. However, none will replace the moment during the rendition of The Lion King’s “He Lives in You,” when I looked over towards my loved ones, saw my girlfriend with her hands clasped from amazement, my 4-year-old niece in awe and my mother with a smile. (YOLO)
I’m writing this entry while listening to the inspirational Lion King soundtrack and it still gives me goose bumps as I reminisce of all the wonderful voices that brought the rooted message of The Lion King to harmony. The Lion King at the Adrienne Arsht center is a must see. One comes away inspired to create, to love, to apologize and to be proud of ones self and to the ability that we as humans have to create. But in particular to the African-americans that were in the audience, I could feel the pride they must of felt to see the beautiful cast showing a reflection of themselves and the potential each one of them processes within.
The Lion King
runs until June