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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 15-17

By: Raven Snook
Date: Sep 14, 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, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, for free or at low cost.

Live from 54 Below: Christine Andreas: Paris to Broadway

Live-streaming Saturday, September 16 at 7 p.m. ET for $25
Two-time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) takes audiences on a virtual journey from the Great White Way to the City of Light in her new cabaret show Paris to Broadway. Her husband, celebrated musical director Martin Silvestri, accompanies her shimmering soprano as she performs songs from her career along with favorites from both sides of the Atlantic. Streaming live from 54 Below's swanky stage. If you prefer to attend in person, click here for info.

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Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Various shows streaming until September 24 at various prices, including FREE

Since 1997, the Philly Fringe has showcased hundreds of indie performing artists at venues throughout the city. For those who cannot attend in person, the fest is offering 10 shows to watch online, including a virtual tour of Philadelphia, a solo musical about anti-Semitism and a mythic cabaret. Some cost money, others are free; some are available on demand, others have specific start times. Browse the streaming options to see what piques your interest.

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Hulu: Theater Camp

Streaming for free to Hulu subscribers. Click here to sign up for a seven-day free trial.

The critically acclaimed comedy Theater Camp is now available to stream on Hulu. Dear Evan Hansen alums and fiancés Ben Platt and Noah Galvin are behind this affectionate mockumentary about the oddball staff at a rundown theatre camp who band together to put on a show and save the embattled program. Molly Gordon cowrote, costars and co-directs this must-see for musical lovers.

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Pluto: Camp

Streaming for FREE

Twenty years before Theater Camp there was Camp, Todd Graff's heartwarming love letter to musical theatre kids inspired by his experiences at Stagedoor Manor. With a sweet story that explores first love, queerness and self-acceptance, a fresh-faced cast that includes future stars Robin De Jesús and Anna Kendrick, and classic show tunes by Stephen Sondheim juxtaposed against original songs by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Trask, this movie is an undersung classic. Bonus: After you watch, check out the recent Camp cast reunion on Stars in the House.

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Streaming on All Arts for FREE
Matthew Bourne's reimagining of Swan Lake starring a sensual ensemble of male swans was a Tony-winning hit on Broadway 25 years ago. This bold ballet production was filmed live on stage in London for PBS Great Performances in 1998, and stars Adam Cooper as The Swan, Scott Ambler as The Prince and Fiona Chadwick as The Queen.

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Top image: Molly Gordon and Ben Platt in Theater Camp. Photo courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

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