A Roaring Experience: The Lion King Musical in Albuquerque at Popejoy

Hi Beautiful People,

The enchanting world of theater came to life in the heart of Albuquerque when “The Lion King” musical graced the stage at a local theater. As a fan of both the animated classic and the magic of live performances, I was excited to attend this spectacular production. What I experienced was nothing short of breathtaking, and today, I’m thrilled to share my thoughts on this unforgettable journey.

The production took place at one of Albuquerque’s theater called Popejoy, creating an immediate sense of anticipation and excitement. As I entered the venue, the rich African-inspired swag and posters, complete with tribal motifs and vibrant colors, transported me to the majestic Pride Lands.

The Music That Moves the Soul. One of the most captivating aspects of “The Lion King” musical is undoubtedly its iconic score, featuring timeless songs like “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The live orchestra’s performance was nothing short of mesmerizing, with each note resonating through the theater, evoking emotions that were impossible to ignore. My favorite actor was Rafiki, her voice was heavenly.

The visual elements of the production were simply jaw-dropping. The set design seamlessly blended both traditional and cutting-edge techniques. From the lush landscapes of the Pride Lands to the mystical Rafiki’s tree, the stage design was a work of art in itself. It was a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship of the production team.

But the true stars of the visual spectacle were the costumes and puppets. The use of innovative puppetry techniques brought the animal characters to life in a way that was both magical and utterly convincing. The actors gracefully maneuvered these life-sized puppets, creating a sense of connection between the audience and the characters.

The cast was phenomenal. The actors’ performances were not only impeccable but also heartfelt, as they managed to capture the essence of the beloved characters. Each character was brought to life with an astonishing level of detail, from Mufasa’s regal presence to Timon and Pumbaa’s delightful antics.

While “The Lion King” is a delightful tale on the surface, it delves into profound and universal themes. The Circle of Life, the importance of family, and the challenges of embracing our destinies are all themes that resonate with audiences of all ages. The musical’s ability to convey these messages through both the script and the music left a lasting impact on me.

Attending “The Lion King” musical in Albuquerque was a truly enchanting experience. From the moment I entered the theater to the final curtain call, I was transported to a world of wonder, laughter, and tears. The combination of extraordinary music, awe-inspiring visuals, and a remarkable cast made it a night to remember.

For anyone who has the opportunity to see “The Lion King” musical, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Whether you’re a fan of the animated film or new to the story, this production is a magical journey that will leave you with a profound appreciation for the art of live theater. It’s a reminder that the magic of storytelling and the power of the stage can touch our hearts and inspire us in ways we never imagined.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read. I wholeheartedly recommend catching the show while it’s in town. The performance is scheduled from October 18 to November 5, 2023. For ticket purchases, you can visit the following link.

If you’ve already been to the show, I’d love to hear about your experience. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. Which character or costume stood out as your favorite? Stay tuned for my next blog, coming next week.


Disney’s The Lion King US North American Tour, Rafiki Tour cast: Kayla Cyphers (Nala) and Buyi Zama (Rafiki)


  1. Rian
    October 26, 2023 / 12:11 am

    You’re such a beautiful writer! This really painted a picture of the whole experience!!

    • stylemybonez
      October 26, 2023 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much! Are you planning to go see the musical?

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