HAPPY WORLD "VIRTUAL" THEATRE DAY!

In honor of World Theatre Day, we are sharing with you some live performances that have been made public, so that we don't forget that art is always needed and much missed right now! Keep on creating!

If you have made some art since you have been practicing social distancing share the video with us so we can make sure that your art is seen in a future post.  You can email us the link to your video to contact [at] better-lemons.com.

And now, sit down, relax, and enjoy!

The Center for Puppetry Arts has created videos about how to make puppets (great project for kids of all ages), the science of puppetry, and also puppet shows. You can join and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo.

National Theatre Live in the UK will release live theatre from their YouTube channel starting next Thursday April 2nd, at 7pm UK time. Each streaming production will be available to watch for 7 days for free. Their first production will be One Man Two Guvnors. Watch the trailer below.

In this TEDx talk, Andrew Russell, Producing Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Intiman Theatre, talks about the importance and power of live theatre.

If you want something funny, here is a video of theatre fails, stage falls, and theatre bloopers from TPMvids on YouTube:

Saturday Night Live also had a couple theatre related sketches. Here is Reese Witherspoon:

And here is Emma Stone:

The Vienna State Oper offers daily opera for free. Look at their incredible list! Today you can view Le Nozze di Figaro from 2017 and tomorrow Götterdämmerung from 2019.

Here is a little tour of the opera house, so you can get an idea of where these productions take place:

If you like opera, here is a list of all the free opera streams from European and North and South American companies.

Gus from Minnesota started a Quarantine Playwriting Bake-Off last week and here is the result. You can follow his Quarantine Bake-Off channel on YouTube to either participate, get inspired, or to stay up-to-date of their next event.

The Globe Player offers all of their Shakespeare performances at a small fee to rent or to own. They also have some free content, so check them out on their website. Here is a trailer to get a taste of the quality of their shows and videos:

Watch Jimmy Fallon record The Tonight Show from his home. Here with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We, at Better Lemons, wish you a creative weekend! Stay healthy!


Lin-Manuel Miranda to Get a 'Star' on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Hollywood Pantages

Multi-Tony Award®-winning "Hamilton" and "In The Heights" writer, composer, and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in then-Secretary Jack Lew's office—or as Miranda writes—, "the room where it happens," on March 14, 2016. Photo credit Public Domain.

Multi-Tony Award® winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, the lyricist, composer, singer and actor who cultivated a signature rap and musical story-telling style in his shows “In the Heights” and “Hamilton”, is to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.
Satirist singer-songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic and Renée Elise Goldsberry, the latter whose role as Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton” won her a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Featured Role–Musical, will be guest speakers.
The presentation will be live-streamed on WalkofFame.com.
The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is across from the Metro Red Line Station near Hollywood and Vine and there is metered street parking and paid lot parking in the area as well.

Miranda is due in movie theatres during this holiday season with Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns," alongside Emily Blunt, on December 19, 2018.
Hamilton won a total of 11 Tony Awards®, including awards for Best Musical, with Best Original Musical Score and Best Book (Musical) to Miranda, as well as receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 2016.
Both of Miranda's shows, “In the Heights” in 2010 and “Hamilton” in 2017, made their way to the landmark Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles after their stints on Broadway.
The ceremony will be in front of the Hollywood Pantages, located at 6243 Hollywood Blvd., and Miranda's new Star will be unveiled and installed in a designated spot, just adjacent to the theater at 6231 Hollywood Blvd., in front of Starline Tours.