How ‘Lion King’ puppets brought to life
Actors go through months of preparation to put on musical.
At some point after the magical “The Circle of Life” opening — a swirl of animal puppets and their actors — the audience stops seeing the actors and just starts looking at the puppets, says “The Lion King” puppet supervisor Michael Reilly. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 5-yearold seeing her first Broadwaystyle musical or an 85-year-old seeing her 20th.
“People forget how old
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