Hamilton

Theatre lovers, here are five live-action musicals that you can watch from the comfort of your home
 

A look at some live-action versions of popular musicals that are available on OTT 

Front & Centre, a digital theatre initiative

Front & Centre brings live plays by seasoned actors and directors on digital platform

This initiative by Paytm Insider will deliver theatre experiences digitally   

Rwitobroto as Amol in The Post Office

Whole 9 Yards and Alliance Française du Bengale present a digital musical play The Post Office  

The digital musical  directed by Abhrajit Sen  will be showcased to an eclectic audience across the globe

A scene from L'Amante Anonyme

‘The little OPERA theatre of ny’ presents highlights of four of its productions online

Check out glimpses from Owen Wingrave, Piramo e Tisbe, L'Amant Anonyme and Slow Dusk & Markheim 

A still from play, Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha, featuring actors Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta

COVID-19: Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta among actors helping the theatre community 

Actors Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Rakesh Bedi, Makarand Deshpande, Divya Dutta, Aahana Kumra, and Shikha Talsania have pledged their support to a mass fundraising campaign for theatre community

A still from 5looseboots

‘Our forthcoming shows will be dedicated to the memory of those who have lost their lives’ — Aysha Rau, The Little Theatre, Chennai

The pandemic has not dampened the spirit The Little Theatre, which has launched its YouTube channel and is eager to get things up and running in time for the annual Christmas Pantomime

Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry by Bangalore Little Theatre

New horizons in performance art: How theatre artistes are preparing for a change of scene post-lockdown

The theatre fraternity is bracing itself for drastic changes while finding ways and means to ensure that their craft reaches the masses during the lockdown period

A still from James and the Giant Peach

‘Although we are physically isolated, the pandemic has brought us closer together’ — Shaan Libby, A To Zee Creativity, Chennai

With two YouTube channels and an annual production coming up in December, the students at A to Zee Creativity have been quite busy with online projects

A still from one of the earlier productions by Theatre Nisha

‘No amount of VR/AR or live recordings can come close to the live theatre experience’ — V Bala, Theatre Nisha, Chennai

Theatre Nisha is awaiting to stage Girish Karnad's Crossing to Talikota once the lockdown is over and things are back to normal

Antigone

'The digital repository of theatre may become more quantitative in the future' —  Krishna Kumar, Masquerade, Chennai

With IG Live reading sessions and zoom rehearsals, Masquerade theatre group seems to have their hands full during the lockdown

Kathirvelan Kanaku

'We need a backup revenue model or an organised system to support theatre during a pandemic' — B Charles, Chennai Art Theatre

Chennai Art Theatre is waiting to gear up for its annual CAT Fringe and Theatre Binge festivals that are scheduled to be held later this year 

A still from Baemaani

‘The lockdown has given us an opportunity to innovate our content and form’ — Karthik A, Crea-Shakthi, Chennai

With an app, an online club for budding playwrights and other upcoming projects, Crea-Shakthi has their chart sorted for the immediate future

A still from Obediently Yours, Orson Welles

'Theatre is a transcendent experience of being transported out of yourself' — Jill Navarre, The Auroville Theatre Group

The artistic director shares her thoughts about the changes that one can expect in the theatre scene post-lockdown, while also talking about the group's way forward

The camp will be held on the Zoom App

Chennai-based The Little Theatre to conduct a virtual summer camp for kids

The camp will feature theatre, music, dance and art-craft workshops