If you have the opportunity to see this, seize it! I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is; the costumes and puppets are fabulous, the set decor spectacular and the actors are masters at their craft (and it is only the travelling show, not Broadway)!
I was given tickets for tonight's performance (an early birthday present) and they were like manna from Heaven to me. The show itself is a gift in all aspects. I cannot stress enough how good and joyous it is, how interesting the puppets and the skill it takes to make them move in so believeable a way. How fun some of the characters are; for instance, Timon and Puumba, Zazu, Rafiki and the hyena trio. We were literally spellbound for the whole three hours. Don't think because you have seen the animated movie that you don't need to see the live production. They bear no resemblance to each other visually. You deserve a treat, don't you? This is one you won't soon forget.