A Prairie Home CompanionJune 9, 2006
A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
A Chorus LineDecember 10, 1985
A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.
Noises Off...March 20, 1992
A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
The Country GirlMay 17, 1954
The 1954 musical film based on the play by the same name. Actress Grace Kelly won an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film tells the story of an ex-theater actor who is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.
The DresserDecember 6, 1983
In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.
Exit SmilingNovember 6, 1926
Beatrice Lillie and Jack Pickford star in this silent comedy about the travails of a third-rate traveling theatre company.
Movie MovieNovember 1, 1978
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
The Farmer's DaughterMarch 29, 1940
Backstage comedy, starring Martha Raye and Charles Ruggles, about a theatrical producer rehearsing his new show with a temperamental leading lady. Not to be confused with the 1947 film of the same title that starred Loretta Young.
The Making of a ManOctober 4, 1911
A young woman becomes infatuated with the leading man of a traveling theatrical troupe. She sneaks away to join him in the next town, but her father forces her to return home...
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!April 6, 2001
IMAX invites you backstage to the Rock n' Roll event of the year. The acts featured won a combined total of 13 Grammy® Awards in 2000. This exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of putting on a mega-concert combines candid moments backstage with electrifying larger-than-life musical performances by multi-Grammy® Award-winning rock stars such as Santana, Sting, Sheryl Crow and the Dave Matthews Band on the giant IMAX screen. All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! also features legendary artists Al Green, George Clinton, B.B. King, Moby, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Macy Gray, The Roots, Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Cheb Mami.
Thievery Corporation Live @ the 9:30 ClubSeptember 6, 2011
Live At The 9:30 Club is the first ever live concert film from Thievery Corporation. Part documentary, part concert film -- Live at the 9:30 Club will bring you in and surround you with the energy that is Thievery Corporation. TC's eclectic ensemble weaves in and out of the band's musical history while delivering a beautiful and engaging visual experience. This is an intimate account of the band and a dazzling recording of one of the world's most unique musical stage-shows.
Rainbow Over BroadwayDecember 1, 1933
Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.
Hamlet: This Is Your FamilyOctober 26, 2001
A provocative and ironic pamphleteering documentary about the making of Christoph Schlingensief’s Nazi-'Hamlet’ (2001). Both a media event and a form of political action Schlingensief let ex-neo-Nazis play themselves. His provocation in so-called Nazi-free Switzerland was not appreciated and when he added fuel to the flames by calling for the local political party SVP to be banned, his media offensive made front-page news far beyond Switzerland.
Tercera LlamadaMarch 3, 2013
Turmoil and tumultuousness become the order of the day when a Mexican theatrical company begins its rehearsals of absurdist philosopher Albert Camus's "Caligula" for an influential upcoming international theatre festival.
MasksOctober 13, 2017
While preparing for a show in an old theatre, a couple of actors find the dress rehearsal is not going to go according to plan.
Life Begins at Eight-ThirtyDecember 9, 1942
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
Yell for Cadel: Backstage at the Tour de FranceMarch 23, 2010
Take a peek behind the scenes at the Tour de France to find out just how famed cyclist Cadel Evans prepares to compete in a race that spans three weeks, and covers more than 2000 miles.
Why Must The Show Go On?February 23, 2010
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE... SOME OF US ARE JUST BETTER PLAYERS. A documentary crew detail the struggle of Unbelievable Productions' visionary leader, Madeleine LaRoy (Sally McLean - THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS, LOWDOWN), to stage a revolutionary reboot of Shakespeare's MACBETH (in space), with the help of her faithful best friend/choreographer/costume & set designer/tea lady/everything else, Deirdre Snowflake Fleckman (Perri Cummings - NEIGHBOURS, BLUE HEELERS). Madeleine enlists young drama school graduate Scott Johnson (Nathan Strauss - RACV’s “Jason”) and alcoholic veteran of the stage Desmond Darke (Paul Dawber - BASTARD BOYS, SATISFACTION, NEIGHBOURS) to help her mount her astounding vision.