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Remember Who You Are: Shakespeare’s Lion King

Simba, son of the strongest lion king of the animal kingdom Mufasa and his wife Sarabi, will inherit the Kingship of the Pride Lands. But his jealous uncle Scar wants to take away from him what is rightfully his—his family, his kingdom, his pride. After the long years, the Ghost of Simba’s father tries to point him the right way… Continue reading

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Hakuna Matata

JAN / FEB 2014: BY ELLA G

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Some movies stick with you forever. You can see them in your sleep. The songs come back with barely a second thought. Take for instance one of my personal favorite Disney classics, The Lion King—I can’t go to the zoo without calling every lion I see Mufasa, Simba, or Nala. Warthogs are Pumba and meerkats… oh they are all Timon, just sayin’. All it takes is for the intro of Circle of Life to fill the air before I start singing the words. (It’s also at that point where I fantasize about holding my baby one day like they hold Simba on Pride Rock. Come on, you know what I’m talking about.) Can You Feel the Love Tonight is one of my all-time favorite songs. Hearing voices like Whoopie Goldberg and Jonathan Taylor Thomas takes me back and reminds me that I was a ‘90’s kid. Continue reading