Welcome back to my blog and my first official post!
If you didn’t know, I’m an actress. And I live in New York City. So I see A LOT of theatre. Everything from Broadway to Off-Broadway to downtown theatre, and everything in between. I love going to see shows and I see at least a few a month. So I figured why not make it a blog post thing! Every time I see a show, I’ll try and make a post about it and hopefully it’ll help you if you’re in NYC and trying to decide what show to see! There’s a TON of ways to find cheap or discounted tickets for shows (that’s how I am able to see shows 99% of the time, I’m not rolling in that $$) and tons of shows that aren’t “on” Broadway that are just as amazing. If that’s something you’d be interested in reading about, let me know and I’ll make a post about it!
First up… The Lion King!
Noelle and I saw The Lion King on Broadway this week and it was amazing. The Lion King was actually the first show I ever saw on Broadway, over 11 years ago! Yep. My dad and I used to visit NYC once a year and we would see a show. Our first trip ever was in January of 2007 and The Lion King was the choice that year. In the decade that has passed I’ve seen more productions than I can remember but that show will always hold a special place in my heart since it was the first ever and I was so, so excited and nervous! I even remember what I wore (dark brown dress pants, a teal button up and boots. Not my best fashion moment).
So seeing the show again a decade later was a surreal experience, especially since I live in New York now. It was just as great as I remember it being. The Lion King is just a really fun show. It’s not the most moving or intense experience but it’s fun and the theatrical experience of it is one of the best. It’s an especially good show if you have kids or younger people you wanted to bring or people who aren’t really into theatre. It’s fairly short (around 2.5 hrs with an intermission) and moves fast. It’s really amazing to see them bring the film to life with the use of puppets and the actors are so incredible using them.
Overall it was a great time to revisit a show that was one of my first introductions to this wonderful world of theatre. Those moments where things come full circle are always some of the best. Not to mention a night at the theatre is never a waste in my opinion. I could ramble forever about live theatre but I’ll save that for another time.
I just really love theatre, okay!!!
Thanks again for reading! And let me know if you want to read more about my theatre adventures or anything else for that matter. Below are some pics from my night at the show!
I live in NC so I don’t get Broadway much. The only show I saw on Broadway was Wicked. I even saw a show in the West End and that was Les Mis. I also saw Les Mis at community college and on tour, Wicked 3x I saw Music Man on my college. I am a musical theatre fanatic.