Culture rocks.

The stage version of The Lion King, simply put, is amazing. I’ve had the good fortune of seeing the touring productions of shows such as Les Miserables and Cats (but to date, I still don’t understand the big deal about the latter), but The Lion King beats them all in my book. Almost three hours long counting the intermission, but you’ll never once look at your watch.

And the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas is a pretty nice place to catch a show. We had orchestra seats and, aside from some slightly obstructed sightlines to the far edge of the stage—we were on the far right edge of the seating, meaning actors would briefly disappear from view if the ventured too close to the [right] edge of the stage—we had a grand view of the festivities. However, what’s with the funky acoustics in that place? You end up having to train your ears to pick up the actors’ lines and songs, though after awhile it’s not too bad…

Lots of kiddies at this one, as you’d expect. What was heartening to see was that the parents actually made sure that the kids dressed up a little for the show—no T-shirts, no cutoffs, or the like. It’s the little things that count, and it’s never too early to teach kids a little culture.