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Review: 'Lion King' roars anew

Touring production features strong cast at Boston Opera House

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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:00 am

BOSTON - Taking an animated movie and turning it into a theatrical stage production has been done before, and will likely be done again. However, it is doubtful if any other movie-to-musical production will have the kind of impact that "The Lion King" has had since its Broadway debut more than a decade ago.

I reviewed "The Lion King" when it opened in New York City in 1997 and remember leaving the New Amsterdam Theater on a high that was spine-tingling. I was blown away by the dazzling amalgam of masterful puppetry, brilliant staging, tremendous acting, divine dancing and sensational singing.

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