Why is "The Lion King" the #1 musical of all time...

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Why is "The Lion King" the #1 musical of all time...

Postby Xenon » October 30th, 2016, 6:45 pm

A touring company of The Lion King came to New Mexico and we took the kids to go see it ...

The stagecraft and the costumes and the animals were amazing ....

Lot of signs saying that the Lion King was the top musical of all time ... (what it is is the top money making musical of all time)...


My wife made an interesting comment (note: SHE is the musical one in our marriage, with college level musical and voice performance training....)

The Lion King is FAMILY FRIENDLY ... and so can make a ton of money.

In the show we went to (which was an afternoon matinee), almost every group that we saw come in had at least one kid. At least 1/3 of the audience was kids, and maybe even half (We had 4 people ... 2 adults and 2 kids).

Compare that to other musicals lately, which are NOT family friendly, and you cut out 1/3 to 1/2 of your potential audience ... potential customers ... potential earnings.

Same is often true of the movies ... the Oscar goes to some horrible icky dark movie BUT the TOP SELLING and TOP GROSSING movies are family friendly.
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Re: Why is "The Lion King" the #1 musical of all time...

Postby Domer » October 31st, 2016, 7:10 am

I think family friendly plays and movies will always be the ones that last for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Look at Disney.
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