Here’s your chance to see The Lion King musical like you’ve never see if before… unless you’ve ever actually been in it and done a pirouette on stage. Another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical – School Of Rock – released a specially staged 360º video last month, but this five-minute clip is the first time the virtual reality technology has been used to capture a Broadway musical in progress in the actual theatre.
“In our 19th year, The Lion King continues to be embraced to an unprecedented degree around the world,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions. “But with that success comes the responsibility to consistently find new ways of sharing Julie Taymor’s bold artistry. What better way to do that than this cutting-edge virtual reality technology that puts you right in the middle of one of the most unforgettable production numbers ever staged?”
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]