"The Lion King Live In Concert" will be a experience not to be missed. The film will be screened while the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra plays the soundtrack live. It's the first of its kind in Africa and it’s going to blow your mind.
The screening will take place at The Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria on December 10, 11 and 12.
This unique family entertainment experience will combine the screening of Disney’s "The Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau with the epic live orchestral performance of Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s original motion picture soundtrack that also features South African legend Lebo M.
Chatting to the legendary film and theatre actor John Kani at the official announcement on Tuesday, Kani painted a picture of what will be happening on the three-day-movie extravaganza: “Imagine in the olden days in the silent movie time, where people watched the movie without sound but there was a pianist underneath the screen, who played the piano and played the moves and the emotions around, so people could understand what was being said or done."
He further explained: “Now imagine 13 meters squared screen in an 8 000 seater, the screen lights up, 'The Lion King' is playing and suddenly you hear ‘Nansi ingwenyama, bakithi baba’. That is the unique experience, you don’t want to miss.”