Weekly Online #TCTheater Events
- all times Central
- most of these events can be viewed live or later, with past episodes archived on the website or Facebook page
- most events free to watch, but please consider donating to the theater and/or artists to help sustain them through this time
The Cut-Out Bar is not only weekly, it's nightly. That's right, every single night #TCTheater artist Sam Landman goes live on both his Facebook and Instagram pages to listen to and comment on an obscure album he has never listened to before. The album is chosen by the audience from his vast collection of "cut-out albums" (which means they're sold at a very low price). Half of the entertainment value comes from hearing what is usually bizarre or weird or cheesy music, and the other half comes from watching Sam react to it. Show up at 7:45 for the boozy pre-show, and ask questions or add comments throughout the show.
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Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant at Park Square Theatre last year) performs songs on the ukulele at 7pm on her Facebook page. Visit the event page for details, and watch on Leslie's Facebook page. Also check out her fabulous new jazz album These Foolish Things.
Theater of Public Policy ("using comedy to reframe hard thinky stuff") for years, but never actually seen one of their shows until these virtual shows began. Each week, host Tane Danger interviews someone interesting about a relevant topic, followed by improv around whatever topic was discussed. They just concluded their spring season, but past episodes are available to watch on their Facebook page.
Reverend Matt (aka Matthew Kessen) has been doing his Monster Science show for years - at the Fringe, at the Phoenix, or even at your local library. Featuring a highly researched and delightfully nerdy slide show that dives deep into a specific monster as represented in myths, legends, literature, and pop culture, this is a show that translates well to the online space. Follow Reverend Matt's Monster Science on Facebook for details on this week's show and watch on Twitch TV.
8pm: Our favorite New Prague theater DalekoArts is hosting a weekly trivia night (with prizes) to benefit a local business. They're calling it "DalekoArts Trivia Extravaganza" (aka DATE Night). The night I attended there were three rounds of seven multiple choice questions, answered on a separate website while watching the livestream hosted by Daleko co-founders Amanda White and Ben Thietje. Everyone loves trivia, and you might even see some surprise appearances by Daleko favorites. Note: you DO need to register prior to the event - see their website for more details.
Not Fair, My Lady and Size, hosts this weekly cabaret featuring her fabulously talented friends. A mix of recorded pieces and live performance, Songs for Feeling Better most certainly will make you feel better. Streamed live on the Somerville Productions Facebook Page.
Facebook Event page, and watch the episodes on Facebook, YouTube, or their website.
their Instagram story. I'm not sure how this works logistically, but it's the same wacky, random, funny stuff as their live show - but with Instagram filters! You can also watch past weeks as saved Instagram stories.
you can watch on their YouTube channel here. Follow them on Facebook for news on the next episode, which is hopefully coming soon!