The Lion King in Boston.
From Terry Byrne in the Boston Herald: Feel the love: ‘The Lion King’ gets royal treatment in restored Opera House
“Lush” and “breathtaking” hardly seem descriptive enough for last night’s official reopening of the Opera House with hometown girl Julie Taymor’s version of Disney’s “The Lion King.”
From the moment the audience stepped into the lavishly restored theater, atmosphere was everything. Every detail of the 1928 house has been lovingly restored, from the beautiful ceiling paintings to the bust of the theater’s original namesake, B.F. Keith.
And from Ed Siegel in the Boston Globe: The mane attraction - Pride fills Opera House as ‘Lion King’ premieres
In many ways this is a perfect marriage of place and product, the Baroque art, marble columns, and other symbols of bygone opulence framing the rich pageantry of Julie Taymor’s ground-breaking adaptation of the Disney cartoon. As the humans dressed as beasts of the jungle proceed down the aisles of the refurbished house, it feels as if you couldn’t ask for a better place to see theater.