Posts tagged as: Disney’s The Lion King

Vegas Weekender: Trees and festive shows and chocolates, oh my!

Vegas Weekender: Trees and festive shows and chocolates, oh my!

Wondering where to find the Yule spirit in Vegas? Even with sun and typically clear skies, Las Vegas is transformed into a winter wonderland each year for the holidays. Here are some spots sure to be filled with joy and goodwill over the Christmas weekend. Holiday cheer Las Vegas is aglow with Christmas trees. Throughout [...]

Vegas shows for the ages

Vegas shows for the ages

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The entire family is coming with you to Vegas, and you want to see a show. There are plenty of options to choose from in the Entertainment Capital of the World, but ensuring that you book the best-suited show for your age group is something to consider. You might have young kids who’ll [...]

Vegas Weekender: Bring some Hakuna Matata to your Vegas trip

Vegas Weekender: Bring some Hakuna Matata to your Vegas trip

Roar into the weekend with Disney’s “The Lion King,” catch a performance by Weezer or take part in Drew Carey’s newest improv show.

Dance takes center stage in Vegas

Dance takes center stage in Vegas

Hip-hop, ballroom, burlesque – dance moves from chorus line to headline act In Las Vegas, dancing isn’t reserved exclusively for nightclubs. Showcasing everything from b-boy style and ballroom tomodern burlesque and African dance, Vegas offers an array of shows with unusual and creative routines. With popular television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance,” [...]

Rafiki wax figure gives visitors something to roar about

Rafiki wax figure gives visitors something to roar about

Simba isn’t the only character we’ll be roaring about in Vegas. If you’re a fan of the musical production, “Disney’s The Lion King,” then you’ll need to stop by Venetian’s Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Rafiki, the wise and quirky baboon from the hit play is now immortalized at this attraction. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the [...]

Puppet power

Puppet power

Puppetry may appear to be an incongruous fit with a town whose nickname is “Sin City.” It is often stereotyped as “for the kids.” For many, children’s televisions shows like “Howdy Doody,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Sesame Street” were their first introduction to puppetry. But puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas shows including Disney’s [...]

A puppetry tutorial with Baldet as Timon from “The Lion King”

Meet Damian Baldet from Disney’s “The Lion King” and see how he transforms a 15-pound puppet into the character of Timon.

The power of puppetry

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas [...]

Vegas puts its face on

Vegas puts its face on

By Kristine McKenzie Vegas.com Guitar player Lionel Hamel is positioned in front of the mirror in his dressing room, makeup brushes in hand, by 3 p.m. to transform his face in time for his 7 p.m. performance in Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ.” Multimedia Look At Makeup Watch a video of “Disney’s The Lion King” star [...]

Buyi Zama transformed

See Buyi Zama transformed into Rafiki in Disney’s “The Lion King.”  

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