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    Festival Lion King going on hiatus

    FOLK will be going down on January 5th and will not return until sometime in the Summer of 2014. No return date given or estimated.
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

    This stinks! I had hoped it would be a seamless move from one theater to the other =/
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

    That is too bad! Love the show... But glad it is coming back at least.

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    And it gets sadder. Cast has been informed that do to the show being tweaked and reworked all current cast members will be replaced and if they wish to return to the show they will have to audition to be casted.
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    As long as they drop those stupid bouncing monkeys, I'm all in.
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

    I'm very curious as to what Disney decides to do with show. These CMs are in the Equity Performers union, the same one that covers Broadway actors, they set a minimum wage which is higher than what Disney generally wants to pay. We see it at MGM with so many actors getting the ax this year.

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    I guess I am guarded because this show is so freak'n expensive with 3 full casts and understudies. I wonder if I am reading more into the phrase re-audition , show being revised, if they will pair down the cast and the length of the show which is 30 minutes.
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

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    As long as they drop those stupid bouncing monkeys, I'm all in.
    I hope not! I love the Tumble Monkeys
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

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    I hope not! I love the Tumble Monkeys
    I understand that Disney was trying to give some poor circus family troupe jobs, and I'm all for that. My issue is that they are just randomly thrown into the show. There wasn't any monkey pack in the film, so why include these characters into the show? So never once do you hear people murmur, "Ooh, I love this part of the movie!"

    I wouldn't sit through that routine at a circus, so why force me to do it here?
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    Re: Festival Lion King going on hiatus

    I'm glad it's going to still be showing when we go this December. I wonder why the cast has to re-audition to keep their jobs.
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    I hear they're changing the show a bit. Out with the dead wood, and keep those who really want to work the show, not just keep a job.
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