Due to Coronavirus – 19 we will be posting ways to see, read, or think about theater online during the social distancing era. We still encourage you to call friends, Facetime, Skype, Zoom, and create with your neighbors albeit online.
We’ve started a community performance archive for English language theater in Israel! Read more and contribute
Andrew Loyd Webber is sharing his musicals for all on Youtube.
So psyched for this one. It is happening Friday evening so most of our community will not be able to join live but if it is being recorded on Youtube check back after Shabbat to watch something that will probably be incredible.
John Krasinski started a special Youtube Channel news channel. He’s calling it Some Good News and it has two episodes so far. It is heartwarming, funny, and filled with what is good in the world.
A great website listing different theatrical performances that you can watch free online
Watch the Met Opera
The Khan Theatre is showing their repertoire online. Its in Hebrew but still worthwhile. Sets and staging are wonderful.
You can see Broadway and West End shows. Classics and some newbies on BroadwayHD.com. They are offering a free 7 day trial. Some part of me hopes they extend their free trial along with some other streaming services that I anticipate may do the same.
Broadway is coming to you from the Broadway Stars houses. Get to know them, hear them sing, and have a good time.
Check out this Facebook Group of Marie’s Crisis. A piano bar in NYC that has opened its virtual doors nightly for people to sing a long to showtunes
Adulting with Jane is a new comedy web series and they have tons of content online. They created this wonderful schedule of virtual events here.
From Our Own JET Community
Encore! has a whole video archive of snippets from performances and probably a handful of full performances as well.
J-Town Playhouse may have closed its doors right before all this came upon us but you can still see their wonderful plays and musicals online as well.
Starcatcher had to unfortunately cut short their production of Chicago but you can see their past productions here on Youtube
Theater in The Rough has there shows that took place in the park on Youtube.
Virtual Readings Happening:
We anticipate more of this happening and will keep you updated as to the goings on here.
Theater in the Rough, IL
We’re planning a few more play readings to get us through the coming weeks. On Sunday, April 5th at 8pm, please join us for one of my long time favorites – The Rivals, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
THE RIVALS is a rollicking comedy of manners, written and performed in 1775. The characters are pure over-the-top fun, the situations ridiculous, and the iconic Mrs. Malaprop was so popular her name was used to describe the well-known literary device of the malaprop.
Please let me know if you’d like to read with us! We’ll go until about 10:30pm, feel free to join in the middle.
You can access an online version of the text here: http://www.bibliomania.com/0/6/284/2000/frameset.html
And here’s the information for Zoom: