Theater, Comedy

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Baltimore's Everyman Theater wants you to make the most of your adventures in place.  Their IRL theater may be missing an audience, but the creative process continues.   Join them from home for online performances, workshops, story hour, and that other critically acclaimed hour, happy hour, with their Wine-down Wednesdays (your drink of choice, of course). 

 

Many activities are fee-FREE, however,  if you are able, any donations and participation in paid classes will help to sustain this essential theater and its creatives until we're able to meet again.

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How about some acting in place?  Baltimore's Center Stage wants YOU to take center stage with your at-home tribe or your online tribe.  Their #playathome project is bringing fresh, one-act plays where you, the audience, can shine...or bomb.  It's all in fun.  Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with their FREE events and offerings.

Where We Stand,  their latest production, a timely story about the power of community and connection,  is available to enjoy online, anywhere, right now for a modest fee!  

https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/where-we-stan

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We are completely biased on this one, we cannot lie!  Baltimore Improv Group keeps us laughing even in the worst of times.  Too soon?  Nah.  They've taken their shows and improv classes online and they are Zooming directly into your place.  Most options are FREE or pay-what-you-can.  

 

You can also find their pop-up performances on Instagram and Facebook featuring some notable national comics who are assisting them in their fun'raising to keep their place open.

Did we mention they work with the teams to help with communications and relationship building? Just say, "Yes, and..."

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Take a virtual trip to Broadway, sans the protective mask, and see some of the greatest musicals and plays of all time.  Broadway HD is like Netflix for Broadway shows.  Who knew?!

Enjoy Tony award-winning musicals from Oklahoma to Kinky Boots and classic dramas like The Changeling.

You can stream the shows ad-free with a paid monthly or annual subscription.  A 7-day free trial is an option at the time of this listing.  Break a leg!

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Off to the Met on the sofa for FREE nightly opera streams.  The Metropolitan Opera is now opera-ting virtually. Newbie?  Check out the articles and resources they provide online to complement the streams. Need more arias?  Follow their YOUTUBE channel for a collection of amazing performances and in-depth interviews with singers, conductors, directors. and other artists.

This pandemic has left America's most revered opera house at risk.  If you love what you see and hear, consider a donation within your means.  Tune in for their first-ever online GALA fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2020. 

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The John F.  Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is making sure that we don't miss a day of art while we shelter in place.  So much is on! Their afternoon couch series on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4PM features world-class musicians and other accomplished artists.  You can enjoy the Millenium Stage archives or spend time enjoying their Digital Stage performances featuring greats like Julia Louis Dreyfuss and John Legend. 

All  FREE,  but, again, if you believe in essential institutions like our beloved public art spaces, give what you can.