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Outtakes: Loni auditions as Rafiki in The Lion King

We go behind the scenes at the Broadway hit musical The Lion King now playing the Orpheum in San Francisco. Does Loni have what it takes to be a baboon shaman? And, about that singing voice…

Clinton Stark
12.13.2012 | View Comments
The Lion King - Orpheum San Francisco

Will Loni’s audition for Rafiki win over critics? Buyi Zama (the real Rafiki, The Lion King) looks on backstage during makeup.

Too bad Disney doesn’t allow performers to wear makeup outside of the building. I think Loni was looking forward to walking around San Francisco as Rafiki the baboon shaman…

WATCH: The Lion King (Outtakes)

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Is it just me or does the post makeup Loni look ready to take on Jack Black in a wrestling match? Watch for the full video and interview coming soon on Stark Insider TV.

Clinton Stark
Clint writes about Silicon Valley (Churchill Club Academy member), film, California wine, theater (ATCA member) and tech including his trusty Canon EOS 70D and, much to his wife's chagrin, his new Pebble smartwatch. A would-be NHLer if it weren't for the clarinet, he tries in vain to direct Loni on Stark Insider TV. He's held executive marketing roles at Cisco, EMC and Salesforce.com, and is active with start-ups across the valley. Clint's story...