Theater in Your Living Room

Theater in Your Living RoomWe are continuing to gather ideas to bring entertainment and culture to our homes during this shelter-in-place. And, we found some great resources for those of you who love live theater. Some of our local theater companies have creative ideas for engaging remotely with their audiences plus we have some great streaming options.

Aroura Theater Connects
Every Friday at 4 PM
We’re not able to gather in the theatre right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some great theatre-related content. Take this week to watch a few great theatre documentaries, and don’t forget to tell us which ones are your favorites!

Berkeley Rep
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
The Immigrant Songwriter Who Gave America a Voice
Berkeley Rep originally presented Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin to sold-out houses in 2017. Experience some of America’s greatest songs in the context in which they were written! From God Bless America, to There’s No Business Like Show Business, Puttin’ on the Ritz, White Christmas, Always, and so many more…in a musical event that has been performed in theatres throughout the nation and abroad.

Shotgun Theater
Art in the Time of Corona
We can’t provide live theatre at the moment, but we can definitely provide art! Below is a collection of Shotgun performances, past and present. All are free unless otherwise specified.

San Francisco Playhouses
Live Stream of Fireside Chats.

InterACT at Home
While the theaters are dark, ACT has created virtual InterACT events that give you an up-close, backstage look at the inner workings of theater, as well as the opportunity to virtually engage with artists and other theatergoers, expand your imagination in new ways, and help build a better world through theater.

Play at Home
Short plays to be enjoyed at home.

And, here is a great resource for where to watch theater online. Broadway Direct The Theater Lover’s guide to Streaming
Finding plays and musicals to stream online is a difficult task. Luckily, with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and BroadwayHD, there is a wealth of theatrical resources available where you can find live recordings of original productions from Broadway and beyond. Here is a guide to what is currently available, including several film adaptations, for your viewing pleasure.

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