Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at the "Lion King" - The Music

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 8:28 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 8:28 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) The way the Lion King sounds to an audience is as important as it looks. A lot of thought has gone into every note the audience hears throughout the musical...as well as every note they don't hear You won't hear a saxophone or a trumpet because you wouldn't hear anything that sounds like one in the Lion King's setting of the African savanna.

You will hear the flutes of Kay Ragsdale. Ragsdale plays 15 different flutes during the show, each flute representing the voice of another major character. "The music is such an integral part of the entire show. While it's visually stunning, what's really the first impact as the curtain rises? You hear. You hear Rafiki giving that first call.", says Ragsdale.

Stay tuned as Eyewitness News takes you behind the scenes of one of Broadway's most beloved productions.

The award winning musical The Lion King is at Shea's Performing Arts Center from October 4th - 30th. WKBW is a proud co-sponsor of the M&T Broadway series.