While it’s always fabulous to be able to see a live theater performance, there are often obstacles families face in being able to share the experience with their kids. Fortunately, BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theater, helps to bring families together to experience the magic and thrill of theater in the comfort of your own home.
About BroadwayHD Streaming
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all across the globe at the low price of $8.99/month or $99.99/year. Fans can expect to see classics like The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, spellbinding productions like Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight, the full works of Shakespeare, and a selection of the world’s greatest musicals including Kinky Boots, 42nd Street, The King and I, and An American in Paris.
Family Friendly Content on BroadwayHD
Classic and modern productions ensure there’s no shortage of content available for a memorable family entertainment night. Verticals such as Most Popular, Musicals, Drama, Comedy, Concerts, Romance, Award Winners, Foreign Theater, BBC, Education, and more make it easy to sort through the wealth of content available quickly.
Here’s a look at just some of the additional offerings you’ll be able to stream through BroadwayHD on your computer, mobile device, Apple TV, Roku, or through Chromecast.
Wind in the Willows – Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiraling from Toad’s insatiable need for speed! Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, The Wind in the Willows recently brought comedy, heart and thrills to the world-famous London Palladium for a strictly limited summer season.
The Sound of Music – In this exciting production of the universally beloved musical which made its broadcast debut in the UK on ITV, the enchanting Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, EastEnders) delivers a “mesmerizing performance and incredible vocal talents” (Daily Mail) as Maria, an apprentice nun who is tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer (Julian Ovenden, Downton Abbey). The Sound of Music Live also features showtune favorites like “The Sound of Music,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “My Favorite Things” and many others.
Railway Children – The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?
Puffs – For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’
Hetty Feather – A BroadwayHD original production debuting for the first time exclusively on BroadwayHD. From the best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage by award-winning scriptwriter Emma Reeves (CBBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker) and by Olivier Award-nominated director Sally Cookson, whose many five star productions include Peter Pan, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, and Stick Man. With an original musical score by Benji Bower, circus skills and a huge heart, Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story!
Prince and the Pauper – From BBC and based on the Mark Twain classic, Prince and the Pauper is a classic trope of two individuals switching places. You’ll feel the chill in the castle air and smell the fetid London streets in this richly atmospheric tale of Tudor England. Mark Twain’s story of mistaken identities stars Keith Michell, who re-creates the role that made him famous (King Henry in the classic BBC series The Six Wives of Henry VIII). Street urchin Tom Canty could be Prince Edward’s identical twin brother. When they get mixed up, no-one will believe their stories.
Peter Pan – A smash hit when it debuted in 1991, this production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby toured the globe and continues to be beloved by theater goers. The show was filmed in 2000 and features spectacular flying sequences as well as the tunes that everyone loves such as “I’m Flying” and “I Won’t Grow Up.”
The Woodsman – Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Spectacular life-size puppetry and original music makes this inventive take on one of America’s original fairy tales by the ensemble of Strangemen & Co.
Cirque du Soleil: Toruk – The First Flight – Toruk – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen it before. Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination. Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, Toruk – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film Avatar, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.
With so many live performances available to stream in the comfort of your living room, BroadwayHD is a great way to introduce your family to live theater. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience.
To learn more, visit www.broadwayhd.com where you can sign up for a free 7 day trial to enjoy classic and modern productions right in your living room. BroadwayHD also makes a great gift and subscriptions can be gifted to loved ones here.
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