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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend December 8-10

By: Raven Snook
Date: Dec 07, 2023


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Even though in-person theatre and dance are back in full swing, in the name of accessibility we're continuing to round up performances to watch online from the comfort of home. Our carefully curated list spotlights the five best options to stream this weekend, Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10, for free or at low cost.

PBS Great Performances: Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best

Streaming until Friday, December 22 for FREE
In honor of Great Performances' 50th anniversary earlier this year, the invaluable series presents Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best featuring a jaw-dropping lineup of stage stars singing iconic show tunes from the past half century. Recorded live on stage at Lincoln Center and hosted by Sutton Foster, the 90-minute concert includes Corbin Bleu in an exhilarating tap number from Jelly’s Last Jam; a tribute to A Chorus Line with Donna McKechnie and Robyn Hurder; The Wiz star André De Shields belting out "So You Wanted to See the Wizard;" "She Used to Be Mine" from Waitress sung by Sara Bareilles; Chita Rivera crooning her signature tune "All That Jazz" from Chicago; a 20-year medley by Rob McClure; plus Shoshana Bean, Raúl Esparza, James Monroe Iglehart, Ledisi, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Mamie Parris, Solea Pfeiffer, Britton Smith, Jessica Vosk and Vanessa Williams.


Jacob's Pillow: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Streaming until Sunday, December 31 for $15

For almost 40 years, the Calgary, Canada-based troupe Decidedly Jazz Danceworks has celebrated the vibrant history and traditions of the genre. Recorded live on stage at the famed Berkshires dance festival Jacob's Pillow last summer, this hourlong performance features Kimberly Cooper's "Family of Jazz," with the company performing to live music by the six-piece Rubim de Toledo Ensemble.


National Theatre at Home: The Crucible

Streaming for $10

In 2020, London's lauded National Theatre launched its own streaming service featuring professional stage captures of its productions. While you can buy a subscription, shows are also available to rent individually. New to the roster is a lauded 2022 revival of The Crucible, starring Brendan Cowell and Erin Doherty as John Proctor and Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's classic about the Salem witch hunts. A 72-hour rental costs $10 and captions are available. It's just one of many fantastic National Theatre shows you can stream, so be sure to browse the entire list.


The Prince of Egypt: The Musical

Streaming for $5.99
Filmed live on stage at London's Dominion Theatre in 2021, this stage adaptation of the popular animated movie The Prince of Egypt features ten new songs by the legendary Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) as well as five of his hits from the film, including the Oscar-winning number "When You Believe." Set in Ancient Egypt, this musical tells the story of two young men, raised together as brothers, who discover a secret that pits them against each other: one as Pharaoh, the other as Moses. Luke Brady and Liam Tamne star in this epic production, which was just released to streaming.


Dancemakers: Lar Lubovitch

Streaming on All Arts for FREE
Acclaimed choreographer Lar Lubovitch, whose work is included in the repertoire of myriad dance companies and who earned a Tony nomination for his musical staging of the original Broadway production of Into the Woods, founded his eponymous troupe in 1968. This hourlong program showcases a pair of his enduring pieces: "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," danced to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major K622, and "North Star," performed to a Philip Glass score.


Raven Snook is the Editor of TDF Stages. Follow her on Facebook at @Raven.Snook. Follow TDF on Facebook at @TDFNYC.