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'Lion King,' still top of the food chain at Hippodrome

'Lion King,' still top of the food chain at Hippodrome

"The Lion King" still roars. This 1997 Broadway musical is still running in New York. A touring version was a box office smash during a 14-week run at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in 2005 and now the musical has returned for a month-long stay. Judging from all of the smiling children at a recent performance, this show is a wonderful family activity for the holiday season. The kids weren't the only ones smiling, laughing and pointing, because "The Lion King" knows how to please a crowd. Although the songs by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice include some memorable moments, the show generally makes a greater impression on the eye than on the ear....

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