Spring has officially sprung which means it's time for warmer weather, fresh blooms, and a brand new theater experience!! To help you find the spring into the season (no pun intended - well, maybe just a little bit), we've curated a list of must-see enlightening streamed performances that will make your heart bloom with an appreciation for the rejuvenated world of theater!
Image by Georges Seurat
Streaming Date: Currently available on Amazon Video
What's better than a springtime stroll through the park? A musical about a painting about a springtime stroll through the park! Stephen Sondheim and James Lapin's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about love, artistry, and human connection in this fictional story about famous French painter Georges Seurat and his great-grandson (also named George).
Addict Insider: Even if you know nothing about art, chances are you've seen Georges Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" (see above). Immerse yourself in this larger-than-life painting, just like the artist did while painting it! Pour some rose and even pick up your own paintbrushes while watching this iconic production for a fully immersive experience featuring Broadway legends Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. This show is definitely musical theater at its finest!
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Streaming Date: Currently Available on YouTube
Join the New York City Ballet as they reopen their doors (virtually) for their 2021 Spring Gala in a joyous homecoming of dance and music! Celebrated film director Sophia Coppola captures the vast range of emotions of what it means to return to performing for artists in this intimate collection of dances choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Justin Peck.
Addict Insider: It's hard to find three more iconic names in their industries than George Balanchine, Sophia Coppola, and Chanel. The NYC Ballet has brought these three legendary artists together for their breathtaking Spring Gala. This sampler selection of pieces choreographed by three of the most esteemed choreographers in history is the perfect introduction to the wide range of strength and beauty ballet has to offer.
Streaming Date: Available through December 31st
Travel back in time to Ancient Greece with this truly unique concert of works inspired by Greek mythology. This filmed concert is a feast for the eyes and ears with bewitching cinematography and exceptional musical performances of classic pieces by impressionist composers Debussy and Ravel, as well as two world premieres by Greek composers.
Addict Insider: Classical music can sometimes feel intimidating because it leaves so much up to interpretation. What makes this visual concert unlike any other, is the stunning cinematography that guides the audience through these mythical tales, while leaving space for the audience to fill in the blanks for themselves.
Photo by Mark Brenner
Have you ever wished you could take a vacation from your life and pretend to be someone else for a bit? That's exactly what English gentleman Jack Wirthington (aka Ernest) did. When his best friend discovers that he has been living a double life as eligible bachelor Ernest in London and respectable family "dear Uncle Jack" in the country, he decides to take a trip out to the country to meet this secret family and CHAOS ENSUES!!
Addict Insider: Enjoy this hilarious production from Classic Spring Theatre Company of one of Oscar Wilde's most famous plays! This farcical comedy will have you rolling around laughing with the absurd characters and insanely witty banter (think Pride and Prejudice meets Gilmore Girls). You are not gonna expect all the ridiculous situations of mishaps and mayhem these "respectable" characters find themselves in!!
Stream Date: May 30th (available for 24 hours)
What would you do to get your crush's attention? The Count of Ory is willing to do whatever it takes including dressing up like a nun and a hermit to woo the beautiful Adele. The problem is: she's got the hots for his page (AKA: his servant), Isolier! This lighthearted opera comedy has it all: love triangles, high notes, cross-dressing & more!
Addict Insider: You don't have to know much about opera to enjoy this hilarious production by Rossini (who also wrote "The Barber of Seville"). If you are looking for a show that's got comedy, romance, and some crazy good singing, then this is the stream for you!! Plus, no need to worry if you don't know French. There are subtitles! The Metropolitan Opera's star-studded production features three of the most celebrated singers in this repertoire: Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, and Juan Diego Florez. Trust us, this is an opera to make sure to catch this spring!
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