The excitement of beautiful costumes, the spotlight and the grand premiers of the season’s hottest, most anticipated shows from one of Russia’s most famous theaters can now be viewed from anywhere, as the Vakhtangov Theater goes online.
Now all you need is a set of good speakers, a fast Internet connection and a nice screen to watch some of Russia’s greatest plays.
Feel the action without leaving the comfort of your own home, as tickets are almost impossible to get, even if you’re in Moscow, with over 90 per cent sold before the start of the show. With such high demand, the art director of the playhouse has decided to bring the show to the audience.
“Profit of course, is good. But the public is much more important for us. So we decided to make it easier for our fans by starting webcasts of our performances,” theater director Kirill Krok told Tass.
Krok is a firm believer of modern technology as a tool to drive audience growth while bringing the dramatic arts to a worldwide audience.
But for those who want to smell the theater from the inside, to absorb the riches of the Russian theatrical school, walking tours of the entire Vakhtangov will now be available to visitors.
Theater lovers can go backstage, visit the makeup rooms of the some of the icons of Russian stage, and see photo exhibitions of their favorite performances stretching back in history just by showing up at the playhouse.
And to add icing to the new innovations at Vakhtangov, the playhouse has resurrected their own newspaper, which had been shut down in 1941. After seventy years of hibernation, the theater has yet another voice and a new portal to connect with its audience.
So hurry, don’t forget to set a date to walk through Vakhtangov’s many gates!
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