The Lion King Returns

The Lion King returns to South Florida for a limited time at the Broward Arts Center. Photos by Jipsy

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The Lion King returns to South Florida for a limited time at the Broward Arts Center. Photos by Jipsy
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Kelley Shanley, president, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, introduces some of the cast of The Lion King. Photos by Jipsy
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Jelani Remy (Simba), Steven Taylor (Mufasa), Nia Holloway (Nala), L. Tshidi Manye (Rafiki) and Amyia Burrell (Ensemble) with Kelley Shanley. Photos by Jipsy
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Nia Holloway (Nala) is an actress, vocalist and dancer, Nia has appeared at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, on the Hub Network show “Majors and Minors” and at various other venues as a live performer. Photos by Jipsy
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Nia Holloway (Nala) and Jelani Remy (Simba). Photos by Jipsy
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The headdress for "the birds". Photos by Jipsy
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They are used in the first and closing act. Photos by Jipsy
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If there is no space back stage for all the props and puppets, they go up. Photos by Jipsy
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A look at some of the sets hanging above back stage. Photos by Jipsy
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The actual head piece worn by actor L. Steven Taylor who plays Mufasa. Photos by Jipsy
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Puppet Supervisor, Michael Reilly, explains the details on Mufasa. Photos by Jipsy
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Mufasa's mane is made from peacock feathers. Photos by Jipsy
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Scar makes his appearance! Reilly shows us the mechanics used by actor Patric R. Brown help animate the character of the villain. Photos by Jipsy
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Micheal Reilly wears the "the grass" to show how light it is. Photos by Jipsy
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But Zazu isn't impressed. Photos by Jipsy
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On the stage of Broward Center Of The Performing Arts with Ken Davis, The Production Stage Manager. Photos by Jipsy
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Ken Davis standing with some wildebeest and Pride Rock (right). Photos by Jipsy
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The masks and headdresses are made from the lightweight carbon graphite. Photos by Jipsy
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They are finished with paint, and polyster fibers, cotton and light weight fabrics. Photos by Jipsy
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Wardrobe Supervisor Gregory Young showing one of his many favorite pieces. Photos by Jipsy
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"The colors are gorgeous" says Young. Photos by Jipsy
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Young and his team manage about 250 costumes. Photos by Jipsy
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Young holding the head piece of the lioness. Photos by Jipsy
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Part of the lioness costume is a beaded corset. Photos by Jipsy
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More gorgeous beaded corset. Photos by Jipsy
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The bird costume is created by sail fabric. "it's so beautiful. Looks like a wedding dress" Young shares. Photos by Jipsy
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Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954-660-6307. Photos by Jipsy
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In Fort Lauderdale THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will be a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, January 28. There will not be a 6:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, February 1. Photos by Jipsy
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Tickets are available at the Box Office at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, visit www.browardcenter.org or call 1-800-745-3000. Photos by Jipsy
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