You know what they say – ‘The Show Must Go On’ and that is exactly what award-winning theatrical production company &CO have done!
Their latest endeavour, which launched on 25th April, is called &SCENE, and is a live online streaming platform for theatre folk, by theatre folk, and for all those who love the live elements of entertainment. For them, it’s all about Inspiring Community.
Viewers were treated to two hours of non-stop fun and nostalgia as the guests in the virtual studio treated the viewers to fabulous behind-the-scenes insights and personal stories that make this art form so unique.
Hairspray : Together Again was a sure-fire hit with the viewers and kick-started the weekly segment on &SCENE with viewers asking for more.
The important element of this weekly segment is that all funds raised during the show are donated to the Theatre Benevolent Fund.
Newly founded in April 2020, &SCENE are a live-streaming network that brings together all facets of the theatre industry in a curated online streaming performance space, creating a sense of community between audiences and artists.
They are empowering artists with unique opportunities to earn income as well as encouraging creative growth in creating unique online content. &SCENE believes that the digital trend, and all its potential, is to be embraced as “the new normal.”
Streaming for twelve hours daily, their service is free to stream on Facebook and YouTube and a diverse variety of content is offered.
From weekday morning workouts (offering yoga, workouts and choreography), to family content (baking classes, kid-centric classes offering such activities and singing and dancing and storytime), industry workshops from industry professionals (in acting, singing, dancing, producing, etc.), wellness hours (focusing on the mental and physical well-being), chat shows, play readings, open mics and special content.
Weekends are set to include shows for young performers to shine, as well as a rotating Saturday afternoon special broadcast and the brand new Together Again, bringing back together members of South African favourite productions for one night only, to benefit Theatre Benevolent Fund.
For the full, ever-evolving schedule, please head to &SCENE’s website HERE…