Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Friday, July 22, 2011

Best. Night. Ever.

I saw The Lion King at the National Arts Centre here in Ottawa last night. I have just one word to describe it - spectacular.

It was, I think, the best thing I've seen on stage. Ever.

A wonderful mix of puppetry and live actors, it opened powerfully, had me crying almost all the way through, and finished beautifully. By the by, Rafiki was by far the best part of it - an amazing actress and singer who has been Rafiki on every single continent, almost.

The best scene, and one that will stick in my mind forever, was the stampede in the gorge. They pulled that off brilliantly.

I'm not going to tell you how it was done. You need to see it for yourself.

No, seriously. Go. Now.

I didn't write yesterday because I was terrified of being an emotional wreck before going to see The Lion King. That performance was well worth now being 3000 words behind target.

So, though today is typically my day off, I'll be endeavouring to make up the deficit. Hopefully I'll make it, and can spend the weekend guilt free!

Must get on with it, then!

Make a Long Arm

To reach far, especially when trying to help oneself to food.
- J.C. Ruppenthal's Word-List from Kansas, 1916.


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

I wish I could see it! I've heard such great things about it. Maybe next time I visit my folks in NYC...


S.M. Carrière said...

My goodness, you must! I really can't rave enough about it!

Pam Asberry said...

The next time it comes to Atlanta, I'm there. I'm so glad you got to go!

S.M. Carrière said...

Me too! I can't recommend it enough.