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Top 40: The Best Of This Weeks Theatre (March 21st - 27th)

It's a big week for theatre this week with some massive shows not only streaming but also airing on TV and on Netflix so it feels fitting that this is the biggest weekly post I've ever done. Prepare yourself for a whopping 40 shows to watch over the next 7 days:


WHAT?

ITV have brought back All Star Musicals for another episode. The show features celebrities performing musical theatre classics. Hosted by John Barrowman, catch stars including Rob Rinder, Dr Ranj Sigh and Barney Walsh perform for a judging panel of Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks and Trevor Dion Nicholas. The show also features a performance from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and introduced by the Lord himself.

WHEN?

The show airs on Sunday 21st March from 6.30-8pm

WHERE?

It airs on ITV1.


WHAT?

70 concerts from both series of Leave A Light On are streaming again, with two shows each night. This week the series continues with some absolutely massive West End stars from shows including Wicked, &Juliet, Waitress and Dear Evan Hansen.

WHEN?

This weeks lineup is as follows:

Sunday 21st March, 5pm: BEVERLEY KNIGHT

Sunday 21st March, 8pm: SOPHIE EVANS

Monday 22nd March, 5pm: ADAM BAILEY & SCOTT HUNTER

Monday 22nd March, 8pm: NATALIE MAY PARIS

Tuesday 23rd March, 5pm: LIZZIE BEA

Tuesday 23rd March, 8pm: DEAN JOHN WILSON

Wednesday 24th March, 5pm: LAURA BALDWIN

Wednesday 24th March, 8pm: SAM TUTTY

Thursday 25th March, 5pm: JOSH PITERMAN

Thursday 25th March, 8pm: JORDAN LUKE GAGE

Friday 26th March, 5pm: TIM MAHENDRAN

Friday 26th March, 8pm: JOHN OWEN-JONES

Saturday 27th March, 5pm: EMMA KINGSTON

Saturday 27th March, 8pm: DAVID HUNTER

WHERE?

Tickets for all shows can be purchased from https://www.stream.theatre/season/55


WHAT?

Four of Broadway's original Disney princesses perform songs from their musicals as well as other musical theatre numbers. Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin) perform live from the Hylton Center.

WHEN?

It streams on Sunday 21st March at 4pm ET which is 9pm in the UK.

WHERE?


WHAT?

This week in Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series he is joined by the star of Hairspray, On The Town and The Addams Family Jackie Hoffman.

WHEN?

It takes place live on Sunday 21st March at 3pm ET which is 8pm in the UK and is repeated at 8pm ET which is 1am in the UK .

WHERE?


WHAT?

An online experience giving writers a chance to say the unsaid, this event will showcase seven performances of new writings from talented women/

WHEN?

It will be broadcast via Zoom on Monday 22nd March at 8pm.

WHERE?

Tickets avaialble here.

WHAT?

The biggest show this week is the latest virtual production from Lambert Jackson. Featuring a stellar cast of Emma Kingston, Newtion Matthews, Marisha Wallace and Jamie Muscato, BKLYN is a story within a story about a troupe of street performers. WHEN?

Streaming from Monday 22nd March until Sunday 4th April at 7.30pm each evening with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

WHERE?

Tickets available from https://www.stream.theatre/season/51

Look out for my review on Tuesday.

WHAT?

Another chance to see the acclaimed concert originally staged last year to celebrate the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim. Featuring Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell and Hannah Waddingham,.

WHEN?

Available to view on demand from Monday 22nd March at 7pm until Thursday 25th March.

WHERE?

Stream it from cft.org.uk


To celebrate World Mime Day, Less Bubb: Mime To The Stars, will be performing live for a virtual audience. Roll on up and find out what mime's all about.

WHEN?

Catch it on Monday 22nd March at 12pm

WHERE?

It streams on Facebook Live.

WHAT?

Hamilton star Giles Terera has produced a new song cycle about his experiences living in Soho in summer 2020 during a pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

WHEN?

Available on demand from Wednesday 24th until Wednesday 31st March.

WHERE?

Tickets available from https://www.fane.co.uk/giles-terera

Look out for my review this week.

WHAT?

A collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers, the first three are streamed live over the course of three days with a cast including Samantha Spiro. Witness stories of estrangement and loneliness; of connection and redemption and despair in confinement/

WHEN?

Streaming on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March at 7.30pm each evening with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.

WHERE?


WHAT?

If you missed this enchanting new British musical the first time around you now have another chance to catch it. The Sorcerer's Apprentice explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.

WHEN?

Streaming from Thursday 25th March until Sunday 11th April at 7pm each evening with matinees at the weekend at 2.30pm.

WHERE?

It will now also stream in America for the first time with tickets at stellartickets.com

WHAT?

Shane Richie stars as the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of this one-man play. Filmed in a London theatre, this powerful one-man drama recounts an epic and mesmerising tale of a life shaped by extraordinary misfortunes, from the shores of Trinidad to England by way of slave ships, Italian royalty, and Croatian concentration camps. A witness to pivotal moments of the 20th century, Scaramouche finds himself at the dawn of a new millennium, marking his own centenary and preparing for death.

WHEN?

Streaming from Friday 26th March until Sunday 11th April at 7.30pm each evening with matinees at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday

WHERE?

Look out for my review later this week

WHAT?

If you missed the amazing Treason first time around, you have no excuse to not remember to watch it this time around. This new musical about the Gunpowder Plot was filmed at Cadogan Hall with an all star cast including Lucie Jones, Bradley Jaden, Cedric Neal, Oliver Tompsett and Sharon Rose.

WHEN?

It streams on demand from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th March.

WHERE?

Tickets available from https://treasonthemusical.com/


WHAT?

Get ready for a new musical movie. This uplifting musical tells the story of a troubled teen who takes a leap of faith by attending summer camp — and unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong

WHEN?

Available from Friday 26th March

WHERE?

It is available to stream on Netflix.


WHAT?

This series of Live in London concerts took place late last year and was filmed at the Hippodrome Casino. The season comprises of 12 concerts.

WHEN?

This weeks lineup is:

Friday 26th March, 3pm & Saturday 27th March, 7.30pm: Rock of Ages Reunion

Friday 26th March, 7.30pm: Kim Ismay

Friday 26th March, 9.30pm & Sunday 28th March, 3pm: Yury Revich

Saturday 27th March, 3pm & Sunday 28th March, 9pm: Aaron Sidwell

Saturday 27th March, 9pm: Vocal Xtr3me

Sunday 28th March, 7.30pm: Ryan Molly

WHERE?

Tickets can be purchased from https://stream.theatre/season/69


WHAT?

Two brand new livestreams from The Showstoppers, making up a musical on the spot based on the virtual audiences suggestions. Always unpredictable and always unmissable,

WHEN?

Streaming completely live on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March at 7.30pm each evening

WHERE?

Get your tickets from https://showstopperthemusical.com/


WHAT?

40 musical theatre and drama graduates will take part in a series of three charity concerts filmed at Cadogan Hall. Hosted by Courtney Bowman, Grace Mouat and Luke Bayer, the concerts are supporting Acting For Others.

WHEN?

Catch the 3 concerts at Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March at 7.30pm each evening. They will then be available to view on demand until Sunday 4th April.

WHERE?


WHAT?

A virtual variety show bringing together performers from across the Arts including Kevin Clifton, Kerry Ellis, Stacey Haynes, Aaron Tveit and Matt Croke.

WHEN?

It streams at Saturday 27th March at 7.30pm with the option to stream it anytime for 48 hours after.

WHERE?

Tickets available here.


WHAT?

Strictly's Aljaž and Janette perform a new digital dance spectacular, Remembering the Oscars celebrates the greatest award-winning songs, films, and dance routines from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Disney family favourites.

WHEN?

Available from Saturday 27th March until Saturday 17th April at 7.30pm each evening

WHERE?


WHAT?

There is another chance to see the 21st annual Whats on stage awards. Hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, the celebration of musicals will feature performances from shows including The Prince of Egypt, RENT and Hair.

WHEN?

Catch it on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March at 3pm and 7pm

WHERE?


Lots to keep us going through the next 7 days. Look out for a double helping of previews next week - the weekly post as usual on Sunday and then a big preview for all the theatre you can catch in April around March 31st. For anything you would like included in either post, tweet or message me at twitter.com/ATDazzles or send me an email at site.allthatdazzles@gmail.com

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