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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend January 5-7

By: Raven Snook
Date: Jan 04, 2024


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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, January 5 to Sunday, January 7, for free or at low cost.

Kevin McDonald: Superstar

Live-streaming on Saturday, January 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET for $15.

One of the most underrated Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald, is behind this comedic rock opera which is all about him. Live-streamed directly from the stage in Los Angeles, the performance stars Broadway favorite Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical), screen star Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!, Night at the Museum) and McDonald as the unappreciated legend he's always been. Can't watch live? Ticket holders will have access to the live-stream for seven days after the show.


The Huntington: The Heart Sellers

Streaming for $25 and up until Saturday, January 6.

After earning rave reviews for its in-person run at Boston's Huntington theatre last fall, Lloyd Suh's moving two-hander The Heart Sellers is available to stream. The tale of two Asian immigrants who strike up a friendship at the grocery store on Thanksgiving 1973, it's a tender and vivid exploration of assimilation, loneliness and longing. May Andrales (Vietgone) directs.


National Theatre at Home: Kerry Jackson

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 Kerry Jackson, April De Angelis' class comedy starring British TV star Fay Ripley (Cold Feet) as a conservative aspiring restaurateur whose long-held views are challenged by her staff and clientele. 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.


MAX: Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

Streaming for free to MAX subscribers.

Gen Z darling Leo Reich, a wickedly clever British writer and comedian, brings his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo show to MAX (The Times loved it!). A searing analysis of how the 21st century has upended coming of age, the hourlong special features sobering punch lines and a few songs by SIX co-composer Toby Marlow.


Hamlet Starring Maxine Peake

Streaming for FREE.

All Arts presents British stage star Maxine Peake as the morose Danish prince in Hamlet. Produced by the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England and filmed live on stage in 2014, this critically acclaimed and contemporary take on Shakespeare's tragedy was directed by Sarah Frankcom.


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