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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend July 12-14

By: Raven Snook
Date: Jul 10, 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 curated list spotlights the five best options to stream this weekend, Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, for free or at low cost.

Live From 54 Below: NaTasha Yvette Williams in Concert

Live-streaming on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET for $28.50.

Broadway belter and Some Like It Hot Tony nominee NaTasha Yvette Williams chronicles her showbiz journey in this new solo cabaret. Featuring songs from her stage career, including stints in Waitress, Tina, The Color Purple and Chicago, as well as gospel, jazz and R&B favorites, this tuneful tale is a brassy, backstage story-filled treat. Live-streaming from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.

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National Theatre at Home: Dear Octopus

Streaming starting Friday, July 12 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 director Emily Burns' recent revival of Dodie Smith's 1938 play Dear Octopus, about four generations of one family gathering to celebrate a golden anniversary on the cusp of World War II. Tony winner Lindsay Duncan stars. 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.

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An Evening with Stephen Trask and Justin Craig

Live-streaming Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m. ET for $35.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch songwriter Stephen Trask and his longtime friend and collaborator, musician and orchestrator Justin Craig, reunite for a one-night-only concert benefiting the Connecticut synagogue where the former was bar mitzvahed. The duo will play songs from Hedwig and other shows along with personal favorites. They'll also chat about bringing real rock and roll to Broadway—Craig worked on Stereophonic!

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The Huntington: Toni Stone

Streaming until Sunday, July 14 for $30.

Boston's celebrated Huntington Theatre recently presented an in-person production of Toni Stone and now you can watch a recording at home. Lydia R. Diamond's rousing play chronicles the incredible life and career of the title Black athlete, the first woman to play professional baseball alongside men when she joined the Negro American League in 1953.

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Twelfth Night

Streaming on All Arts for FREE.

A gem from the vaults! All Arts shares Tony-winning director Des McAnuff's acclaimed 2011 mounting of Twelfth Night at Canada's lauded Stratford Festival. The late, great Brian Dennehy plays the irrepressible Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's sparkling comedy about the romantic complications that ensue after fraternal twins are separated during a shipwreck. The supporting cast includes Cara Ricketts, currently Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, and Canadian stage star Stephen Ouimette.

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