Stage on Screen

About Stage on Screen

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Dr. James M. and Marcia Merrins, the Opera House is able to present high definition (HD) live and captured live broadcasts of productions from stages around world. This series includes theatre productions from Broadway, from London's West End, and from world tours, ballet from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, and concerts from arenas and recital halls around the world, as well as unique one-time only features such as live broadcasts of radio shows like NPR's "Wait, Wait! ... Don't Tell Me" and "This American Life."

Assistive listening headsets are available for use with all Stage on Screen Series events.  Simply ask any usher or Opera House staff member.  Headset funding provided by Robert & Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.

What are HD productions like??

Here is a short clip from London's National Theatre illustrating what National Theatre Live is.  All our HD Stage on Screen productions are similar in nature, whether they are ballets, concerts, plays and musicals, or special events. 

The Stage on Screen Series is Generously Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins

 


Raymonda

Nov 2 2019 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary.  When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him.

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi repertoire, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso.  Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa's final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

Created by Petipa at the age of 80, Raymonda brings together everything that was the best of the best that Petipa had done in the course of his long career as a choreographer.   The role of Raymonda is one of the most demanding in the classical ballet repertoire; the ballerina performs five variations as well as incredibly beautiful adagios, the Pas d’action and the Grand pas.

The production runs three hours.

 

Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins 


One Man, Two Guvnors

Nov 16 2019 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas around the world to mark National Theatre Live's 10th birthday!

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall (Corden) becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée's dad.  But complicating matters, Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who's been killed by her boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers' Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket by taking a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel.  To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple!

One Man, Two Guvnors is by Richard Bean, based on 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding.  Its 2012 Broadway run was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Corden's win for Best Actor in a Play. 

 

 Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins 


All About Eve

Jan 18 2020 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) star in All About Eve, captured live from the West End's Noel Coward Theatre in London and broadcast to theatres around the world!

All About Eve is the story of Margo Channing.  The legend. True star of the theatre.  The spotlight is hers, always has been.  But now there's Eve.  Her biggest fan.  Young, beautiful Eve.  The golden girl, the girl next door.  But you know all about Eve... don't you...?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the play The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. 

The original film starred Bette Davis as Margo Channing and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington.  It co-starred George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe, in one of her earliest roles.  Praised by critics at the time of its release, the film received a record 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture.  It is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations and is listed at #28 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Best American Films.

in 1970, the film was the inspiration for the stage musical Applause, starring Lauren Bacall as Margo Channing.  It won the Tony Award for Best Musical that season. 

  

Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins 


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan 25 2020 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play.  As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddles with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations ... with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy comes captured live via satellite from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream features immersive staging that transforms the Bridge Theatre into a forest - a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot! 

  

Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins 


Giselle

Feb 8 2020 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her.  Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

In this brand new production of Giselle, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.

The production runs two hours, 30 minutes.

 

Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins 


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