Find out what's streaming this week from the Filmed Live Musicals calendar:
NOW STREAMING: New Releases
NEW STREAMING PLATFORM: Stratfest @ Home
Stratfest @ Home is the new streaming platform from Canada’s Stratford Festival, the largest classical repertory theatre company in North America. The platform features a wide range of content filmed at the festival Shakespeare productions, original plays and musicals, and family-friendly content. $7.99CAN per month or $79.99CAN per year. A 30-day free trial is on offer until July 13, 2023. The platform is available on iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Roku, and fireTV. More info and access via Stratfest @ Home.
NEW PLAY ANTHOLOGY: Stage It and Stream It: Plays for Virtual Theater
A new anthology from Rowman & Littlefield and edited by John Patrick Bray brings together new works from both emerging and established playwrights to explore the rich opportunities afforded by streaming theater. They reveal a range of styles and approaches to storytelling; encompass both traditional and experimental plays, from solo pieces to large-cast dramas; and take place within single settings, multiple settings, or even in a utopian “nowhere.” Throughout, these selections all help to bring playwriting fully into our new era, embodying the sense of magic that comes from simple moments of human connection, even when we cannot be together. Available from Amazon and Bookshop.
ICYMI: The Jimmy Awards
Be inspired by outrageously talented high school kids competing in the annual Jimmy Awards. The acting choices! The belting! The theatre kid spirit! Filmed live at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. Watch the whole performance on YouTube, or stream highlights.
ICYMI: West End Live
Filmed live in London’s Trafalgar Square over the weekend of June 17-18, a free event that featured performances from West End musicals. See performances from the casts of Frozen, The Lion King, Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge, Tina!, Crazy for You, Cabaret, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Oklahoma!, Jersey Boys, Operation Mincemeat, Glory Ride, The Choir of Man, Six, Annie Get Your Gun, Matilda (including a special appearance by Tim Minchin), The Time Traveler’s Wife, RIDE, and more! Available via YouTube.