Clubhouse Users Organize Live Production of 'The Lion King'

A handful of Clubhouse users put on a live production of 'The Lion King' in the app, and hosted two showings on Saturday, complete with a full cast and choir.

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Some Clubhouse users banded together to create a live production of The Lion King over the holiday weekend.

Organized by executive producer and director Noelle Chesnut Whitmore, the show boasted a full cast and choir which performed twice on Saturday. Auditions for the roles were held on Clubhouse, with over 5,000 Clubhouse users dropping in to listen, including kids and families.

There are nearly 5000 people listening to a full cast performing The Lion King on Clubhouse.

They held auditions in Nov, and have been practicing for hours leading up to today. There’s another performance at 8 pm EST. #TheLionKingCH

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 26, 2020

For those asking: As we finish our last show... roll these credits round the world 🙌🏾👏🏾🗣 #TheLionKingCH

— Mir (@MereMir) December 27, 2020

Lion King- fell asleep watching it 1st time last year
Lion King Play- didn’t see
Lion King CH version- loving it

Am I going to hell for this tweet?

— ?st (@questlove) December 26, 2020

One of the actors, Lee-Lonn—who voiced Simba—shared a video of him rehearsing the song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.”

rehearsing “Can’t Wait To Be King” before the Lion King on clubhouse. #LeeLonn #SingingSimba #EvolveDaily #TheLionKingCH

— Lee-Lonn (@LeeLonn) December 26, 2020

Some people screen recorded parts of the event and posted them online, even though it's against Clubhouse rules.

Extremely clever that they keep changing profile pics so listeners can Pull To Refresh to get visuals from each scene

— Josh Constine 📶🔥 (@JoshConstine) December 26, 2020

#TheLionKingCH event is extremely creative, and took a quite bit of work! If you would like to donate:

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 26, 2020

Because Clubhouse is still in its beta phase, you did have to have an account to listen to the show. And according to TMZ, there might be other Clubhouse productions in the works, such as A Raisin in the Sun.

Those involved put in a lot of work for the event, so organizers are taking donations from anyone who’s feeling charitable.

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