The Lydster, Part 119: The Lion King

The Lion King: March 2, at 12:15 pm, at First Presbyterian, 362 State Street, Albany, NY.


lionking.picThis is what The Daughter will be doing this weekend, playing the young Nala in The Lion King. So far, the only Christian adaptation I’ve seen is the song He Lives In You will be God Lives In You. There are Equity (professional) actors playing Scar and another role.

It would seem unseemly, I suppose, for me to say that my daughter is the best dancer of the kids performing. There was a sample of the production at church on February 16. Now, if a half dozen people, unsolicited, tell The Wife and/or me that The Daughter was great in that dance number, perhaps the best in the troupe, we shan’t become TOO proud, even though we might agree. Though she’s no longer taking ballet, I think the experience has served her well.

She has worked very hard learning her dialogue and the songs as well. If you’re in Albany on March 2, stop on by.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

5 thoughts on “The Lydster, Part 119: The Lion King”

  1. Spoken like a truly proud Papa! I’m sure she will be amazing. 🙂 Sorry I won’t be there to tell her to break a leg!

  2. The truth shall set you free – “The Lydster” is awesome as I have been witnessing her and her friend practicing dance moves in fellowship hall and everywhere else should could find enough space for the past month (or two). There are many talented kids and young adults in the show and must say that this Sunday many young stars will be born!

  3. So what changes are made to the story, if any, to “Christianize” it? (Not complaining; merely curious — or is it just taking the existing story and adding elements to draw more Christian lessons from it?)

  4. Roger, I, too, would be interested in the “Christian version.” Now, I could be really snotty and talk about my sister’s church, and how THEY would make it “Christian” by ensuring that, despite our African origins, they make it all happen in a zoo in America with white gatekeepers, inm keeping with FOX News saying that not only is Santa Claus white, but Jesus was, too…

    Man, I could go on longer, but now I’m laughing too hard. But I’m sure your daughter IS the most gifted dancer. And if nothing else, she’s better than I am!! Amy

  5. Seriously, I have NO idea what is specifically “Christian” about it, except for that one lyric change. Heeres something interesting: both young Simba and young Nala are played by black kids, and they are played, when they grow up by white teenagers.

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