Sunday night of the long Memorial Day weekend found a group of my friends and I at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco for Lion King. Pre-show dinner at the nearby California Pizza Kitchen, getting to the theatre just in time for them to be rushing people to their seats (they need the aisles open for the first part of the show).
The show was, as expected, excellent. The intermission perhaps a little too short – everybody was lined up outside trying to get to restrooms or buy food and drink – which cannot be taken back into the theatre, so if you are near the back of the line you’d better be willing to knock back the drinks and swallow the food whole! I think that I laughed more at Mamma Mia!, but this is still a show well worth seeing, and the costumes are amazing.
Post-show dessert at Max’s Opera Cafe before heading home.