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the understudies and new performers.
"Because of the heavy costumes, we
"The Disney people followed my
have to be in good physical condition,
career from a distance. I knew very clear-
so we work out in the morning, and eat
ly from our first meeting what they
a 'game meal' at 3 p.m.," he says. "A
wanted. We tread in the same waters of
physical therapist travels with us to make
folklore, of stories that are cross-cultural.
sure we stay in shape. Being in a show
But I have a completely different way of
like this is not as glamorous as people
Taymor's "way" was learned studying
The troupe has a full-time tutor for
her craft mainly in Asia. In Indonesia,
the four children in the
she survived malaria, a
show, who attend school
severe injury suffered while
each day. They also partic-
touring a live volcano, and
ipate in local cultural
a bus crash that split her
chin in two and paralyzed
When a power failure
one of her performers.
part of the country last
She went on to produce
August, the cast was in
and direct Shakespeare,
Cleveland but missed only
classical operas and origi-
one performance. They
nal musicals and films,
overcame heavily flooded
such as Frida, about half-
in Charlotte, N.C.,
Jewish Mexican surrealist
and forest fires near
painter Frida Kahlo.
In The Lion King,
"There was fire as
Taymor created, with the
throughout the city, and
help of Michael Curry,
you had to wear a cloth
hundreds of masks and puppet-like cos-
over your face when you went out,
tumes to depict the animals. As a young-
ster, she would have her mother make
"In the theater, you usually see parents
faces, then practice drawing them.
and grandparents explaining to their
The entire jungle comes to life as
children who's who on stage and exactly
giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap,
what's happening," he adds.
geysers spout and Pride Rock slowly rises
"But the gratifying thing about Lion
out of the stage. The dead Mufasa's face
King is that most of the kids already
appears from a heaving mass of clouds
know everything about the story — and
and rocks, there's a wild beast stampede
they do the explaining."
and drought is signaled simply - by a blue
cloth slowly disappearing into a hole.
The Lion King runs 8 p.m.
The musical score is by Elton John and
Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Lipitz points out that The Lion King is
Sundays, April 2-May 30, at
not just an 8-11 p.m. job. Besides the
Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre.
eight performances each week, the cast,
$17.50-$77.50. (248) 645-6666.
with the traveling orchestra, undergoes
three rehearsals a week, mainly to benefit
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