“The Lion King,” Disney’s classic musical, comes to life on stage at Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas. The Broadway-adapted musical, which runs through October 20, is a spectacle of color and music entertaining to every age group. The show, which debuted in 1997, may be the fifth longest-running musical in Broadway history, but it is as fresh as ever.
If you love opera – and I mean really, really love beautiful music sung by glorious voices – you have two more chances to see it in its purest form.
It’s hard not to fall under the spell of “Wicked,” the Broadway phenom currently running at State Fair Music Hall. When it came through Dallas several years ago, I tried to avoid becoming one of the converted, but failed – miserably. By the end of the first act, when Elphaba soars in the jaw-dropping number “Defying Gravity,” I was hooked.