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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Lions, pride and a sense of occasion

The latest national tour of “The Lion King” opened earlier this month at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, and the show proved as powerful as ever. The Tony-winning costumes, astounding puppetry, now-classic songs and South African chorus make the show a magical experience. And yet, one might hope for a bit more from the audience. On opening night, one couple arrived 10 minutes into the show, and had to be shown to their seats — in the second row.… Read More »