So you’ve finished Netflix and played every board game in the cupboard. What do you do now? It can be hard staying entertained when shelter in place goes on for months. Luckily, some local, Utah companies and theaters are ready to entertain you in the safety of your own home.
I love improv comedy and Improv Broadway is one of my favorite troupes. They do all forms of improv but specialize in musical improv (hence the “broadway” part of the name). They are HILARIOUS and stupid talented. If you haven’t been to one of their shows before, you for sure need to attend when things get back to normal. In the meantime, they are doing free Facebook Live shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Like many local theaters, they are struggling to make ends meet during this shutdown, so we highly recommend Venmoing @ImprovBroadway with a tip for keeping you entertained. If you want to support the theater in another way, they are running a kickstarter right now in order to make a short film called “Corona: The Virus! The Musical! The Movie!” Visit their kickstarter page to learn more and to donate.
Yep! They’re still around! Right now, VidAngel is giving their product away for free as long as you commit to social distancing. You probably knew that you can use VidAngel to filter select content on streaming platforms such as Netflix, but did you know they also have original content? That’s right! Everything from stand-up and improv specials to documentaries and movies.
ComedySportz features a fast-paced short form style of improv comedy (much like Whose Line Is It Anyway) that is a joy to watch and participate in. They are closed right now for in person shows, but they do free Facebook Live shows every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. Like many other theaters, they are struggling to keep their doors open during this pandemic, so we highly recommend Venmoing @ComedySportz-Utah with a tip for entertaining you.
Thanksgiving Point’s Virtual Tulip Festival
Want to experience the beauty of spring without having to leave your home? Now you can! Thanksgiving Point’s annual tulip festival has been rescheduled as a “virtual tulip festival.” It’s absolutely free and you can participate via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. There will be virtual tours of the tulips at Ashton Gardens and educational presentations. A full schedule of events can be found here.
Hale Center Theater Orem
Hale Center Theater Orem is bringing the magic of live theater to your home by allowing you to stream their plays! Streaming only costs $5 and it’s well worth the money! In April they’re performing The Velveteen Rabbit, with Little Women and other plays coming soon. Check out their website to see upcoming shows and purchase tickets.