King Kong Hits Broadway


The hulking King Kong holding his costar in an intense scene.

Melanie Davoudlarian , Staff Writer

King Kong will make its way to Broadway stages on November 8, 2019.

The musical consists of dramatic lighting and sound effects. Besides the intense special effects, all the focus is on the  20 foot tall and 2,000 pound King Kong hulk that occupies the stage.

Since the size of the giant King Kong is so massive, it requires 10 people to be able to allow King Kong to have movement and become more lifelike. stated, “The hybrid is a mix of animatronics, puppetry, and human performance. Fifteen puppeteers, mostly onstage, work the beast with ropes, poles, and pulley. Each roar and growl is voiced by an effects-assisted offstage actor,” said Jon Hoche.