The phenomenon of online videos has become increasingly popular over the years, as the modern times dictated the transition into a more connected world. At the moment, with the whole world brought to its knees due to the global pandemic spread by the Corona Virus, online entertainment seems to be the order of the day, providing entertainment in the living room, as the lockdowns around the world force its citizens to be just there.
Master Harold… and the Boys.
In Celebrating the Fugard Theatre’s 10th birthday year, and also what was looked forward as their 2020 season, their production of Master Harold… and the Boys, was postponed due to the Lockdown, also enforced across the whole of South Africa. But this did not stop the producers from their dream to have this production seen, and decided to live stream it on their website, which, through this platform, will enable this production to be seen worldwide, and not restricting it to only the Cape Townians.
Master Harold and the Boys stars Kai Luke Brummer, Desmond Dube and Siya Mayola, to name only a few. Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, Master Harold and the Boys, as directed by Greg Karvellas, will continue to stream, until 20 April 2020.
Should you wish to support the acts, and make a donation, which can be seen as buying a ticket for this show, please donate here: https://thefugard.com/donate/
Cirque du Soleil
Normally, meaning during a life without viral outbreaks and necessities like Social Distancing, the worldwide success which is Cirque du Soleil, brings about 20 productions to life around the world, which add up to their variety of shows being seen already by more than 160 million people, over 400 cities, 60 countries, 6 continents, and 1 World.
In a press release, the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group stated that since the current outbreak, they have taken rigorous measures to protect its work teams, as well as the public. Because of their priority being focused on the hearth and safety of their artists, their partners, employees, and their audiences, all touring groups and resident productions has been temporarily suspended during the global need for Social distancing.
But, there are some Good News. There are currently three shows streaming on their Cirque Connect page, which will give audiences around the globe some fantasy out of their living rooms, to escape through their streaming offerings. For those like us, who fancies a glimpse of the backstage shenanigans, there is also a 180-degree virtual tour, to get your curiosity fix.
Moments from Amaluna, Bazzar and Volta:
Moments from Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and Luzia:
180 degrees of amazing backstage footage:
From Easter Sunday, by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gives a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world, through an online streaming concert.
The repertoire includes areas like Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, Sancta Maria, Domine Deus, and what we all need now, Amazing Grace. A Hymn Sheet to sing along with, is also available for download, to make this streaming concert more interactive.
Bocelli, with the foundation that carries his name, is also involved in their own emergency Corona Virus Campaign, and is raising funds through The Andrea Bocelli Foundation, to help hospitals with the acquiring of instrumentation, equipment, and of course, protection gear for the medical staff. Audiences of this streaming concert, may donate to this fund, which can be seen as buying the ticket for his show.
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/abfxcovid19
Make sure to keep an eye on Stage and Screen, for all the local television streaming services, and what they can offer through these Indoors times.