I am thrilled to live in the digital age. One reason is directly related to live theater. Thanks to the innovations of the Metropolitan Opera, there are now film-quality high-def broadcasts of certain live theater, music, opera, and ballet performances.
But what about the cost of seeing a Broadway show or world-class opera? And what if your seat is too far away, or there’s a stage light in your way (as happened to me recently in the balcony for The Glass Menagerie)? The HD broadcast is directed with the best possible views, with close-ups…oh, and with special interviews and features during intermission!
Had to work late or go to your cousin’s dance recital the day of the HD broadcast? Never mind: now there are encore rebroadcasts, too. They even cost slightly less.
Want to know what’s available? I suggest starting at Fathom Events.
Maybe you’re the type who’d rather not be bothered to go to a movie screen. You’re a true blue digital maven, and you expect cinema to come to you. Well, here’s a start: Download or stream British theater HD broadcasts from a wonderful site called Digital Theatre.
There are all kinds of options at all different prices, and absolutely no excuse not to support the art live performance.