Now, that’s creative … a few Clubhouse users made a live production of “The Lion King” – complete with a full cast and chorus – and thousands of people joined to listen live.
Organized by executive producer and director Noel Chesnot Whitmore – along with assisting an entire crew, including voice actors / singers and others – the performance is a two-show event that kicked off on Saturday … which entailed an attendance at the age of 12 PM PT, and a subsequent show at 5 pm PT. Seems free … but you do have to have Clubhouse to catch it.
Word is, auditions were done naturally in the Clubhouse itself … and a lot of talented people prepared for live reading of Disney’s classic animated book, including the iconic numbers we all know and love. And as it turns out, he looks pretty decent too!
One of those actors, Lee-Lonn (one of the players who plays Simba in the Clubhouse), posted a video of him rehearsing for ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’ – these guys clearly take the matter very seriously. … it comes almost like a movie. Well, they are professionals here at work.
The afternoon show is over, but as we said … there is an upcoming appearance in less than an hour. At one of its tops, there were reports of over 5,000 Clubhouse users listening live (on mute, of course) … including many children and families.
The problem – if you haven’t signed up for Clubhouse yet (which appears to be still in beta stages of development), you might have to wait until next time … because the admin team has to agree on you and your username before you can jump , And that takes some time.
The good news … some people pick up and post bits of the performance (which is technically against their rules) – so we can all at least sample the food while playing. Not only that, but there is talk of other popular productions that might be getting the club’s treatment – like A Raisin in the Sun for example, so more shows seem to be on the horizon.
Signing up might be worth your time – Clubhouse is all the rage these days, and many celebs are constantly dropping out and chatting with people about a variety of topics. Celebrities like Kevin Hart, Damon Dash, Joe Budden, Tyrese, Bow Wow and countless others have accounts and appear … with complete strangers accompanying the trip.
One last thing about this “Lion King” show … the team did their best to put it in, and they take donations from anyone who feels generous. Their handles above.