Monday, 2 July 2018

10 lessons from The Lion King Musical

It was Jazz's and my second date with The Lion King Musical last Friday. This time we had Jare along. The musical is as good as I remembered it to be in 2011, when it first roared into the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. Though Jazz totally don't recall watching it at 2.5 years old.




More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now the world’s best-loved musical returns to the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from now till 23 September 2018. Extended for one final time from 23 August.

You have to believe when they say it is World's number one Musical! 


I was most glad to have caught it with the kids, where from it, floated much thoughts and emotions as it played along. It was really musically moving! I got reminded and encouraged about parenting and life.

Here are 10 lessons I learnt and taught my kids from this Musical:

1. Humility. Mufasa conveys to Simba the importance of humility. Lions are predators of antelope, but some day when lions die, they become the grass and get eaten by the antelope eventually. That is the connection in the great circle of life, where all creatures are connected in a way or another.

2. There is curiosity and recklessness disobedience in every child. Even if it means deep danger ahead. We do need to use empathy and firmness when it comes to reprimanding with love. Mufasa chose no anger, but expressed that he was disappointed when Simba went to play in the forbidden, elephant graveyard. He explained exactly what was wrong in a way that Simba could understand. When it comes to family, forgiveness and love will always be present even when we make mistakes.



3. There will be consequences for any defied order, sometimes dire or even irreversible. We do need to think of our actions carefully and how it affects the people around us. Simba not only endangered himself, but his best friend, Nala too. 

4. What is worse than a scheming plot by your family? Scar plotted to eliminate his brother and nephew, to covet the throne. Guard our heart and never allow jealously to consume us.

5. Fleeing is not a solution for guilt and fear. Simba chose to flea when he was convinced by guilt and fear. Scar ruled the kingdom, and Pride Land became drought and famine stricken. Fleeing does not make a problem any better.

6. Childhood friends are great keepers. They offer valuable perspectives. Nala persuaded Simba to return home, to take on his rightful throne.


7. Try new things! When Simba became goods friends with Timon (meerkat) and Pumbaa (warthhog), he led their carefree lifestyle and ate their kind of diet. Friends are not segregated by differences, status or boundary. 

8. Success gained through the wicked plan brings emptiness and loneliness. Scar may have became the King, but he was empty and lonely within. He felt no love.

9. The truth will always prevail, it is just a matter of time. Scar had plotted for Simba to take on the blame and guilt of causing his Father's life. The truth came to light when Scar was forced to confess the truth.

10. The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it. That was Rafiki's (the baboon) wise knowledge to Simba. It hurts to mess up, but we can't run away forever, so confront it and move on!



So Yes, watching this musical from a parent's perspective has closely re-connected me to the story in a different way. It was also visibly clear that a parent's influence lasts forever, even after we're gone. What we teach and impart live in our children.

The Lion King Musical is one that our ears and eyes feasted on. It is visually astounding! It is one spectacular performance with great music, extensive props, exquisite costumes, impressive makeup and talented actors. These actors played the challenging roles of animals in the wild, which were very well portrayed.

This edition playing in Singapore is also tweaked to include some local taste of humour. Upon its already hilarious script. It is a great treat for anyone of all ages, and definitely worth the bucks and time. Get your tickets soon because we do not know if it will make a return into our jungle again. And if you are getting the tickets, book your seats along the aisles as the 'animals' make their entrances through the audience aisles.  

Js and myself are very much blessed by the musical. We enjoyed every second of the 2.5 hours. It was a standing ovation the night we went!




 Be convinced! 


Event Date
Wed, 27 Jun - Sun, 23 August  23 Sep 2018
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm and 7.30pm
Sun: 1pm and 6pm

Venue
Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)
VIP Reserve : S$230
A Reserve : S$195
B Reserve : S$165
C Reserve : S$135
D Reserve : S$105
E Reserve : S$85
F Reserve : S$65
VIP Box (For 4 seats): S$920
C Reserve Box (For 4 seats): S$540
D Reserve Box (For 4 seats): S$420

Ticketing link: sistic

Disclaimer: Tickets were given for the purpose of this sharing. All opinions are solely ours. 
 

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